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May 6, 2024

The Spin on Squash

This ancient vegetable (8000 B.C.) has found new life thanks to the spiralizer! And squash is more than just “noodles” – you can use it in soups, quiche, breads, cookies… You can roast it, you can saute it, you can stuff it, you can even fry zucchini blossoms! Now your taste buds may be ready, […]
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March 4, 2024


Delicious and nutritious. And we have added new All-America Selections winner, “Broccoli Purple Magic.” From its beautiful purple color, tight uniform heads to its great broccoli flavor, this easy to grow broccoli is also stress and heat tolerant. Broccoli contains loads of antioxidants, including vitamin C and beta-carotene and is a great source of fiber, […]
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Mixed Hot Peppers in Bowl
March 10, 2023

Perplexed About Peppers?

Which is the hottest? Which pepper is best for frying? How about all those pretty colorful peppers? How do you choose? Let’s start with hot peppers. Signs above the plants sold at Adams Fairacre Farms shows the SHU rating. What’s that? In 1912, Wilbur Scoville, an American pharmacist, devised a test and scale to measure […]
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Vegetable Garden
March 8, 2023

Planting Schedule Chart

As the weather starts heating up, so does the excitement to get your garden planted. But putting plants in the ground at the wrong time can lead to negative results. Your best option is to make a plan for when and where you’ll plant your garden. To help you get started, Sue Adams has put […]
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March 3, 2023

Tomato FAQ

Mark and Sue Adams answer your most frequently asked questions on growing and caring for tomato plants. How are Heirloom, Hybrid and Grafted Tomatoes Different? An heirloom tomato is a tomato variety that is more than 50 years old. The seeds have been passed down from generation to generation. When you save the seeds from […]
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Vegetable garden
March 3, 2023

Easy Vegetable Gardening

Whether you have sprawling acres, raised beds or even just a few pots, you can grow vegetables at home. CLICK HERE to check out our guide to easy vegetable gardening for tips and tricks on creating a fun and fruitful vegetable garden.
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Cucumber Plant in Containers
January 17, 2023

Container Cucumbers

Patio Snacker is a well branched, short, vining variety perfect for large containers with small trellises. This fast-growing plant produces early, continuous high yields of 8-in. (20-cm) dark green fruit with great flavor and a nice crunch. Perfect vining variety for large containers with trellises. Planting Cucumbers should be planted in a section of your garden […]
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Cauliflower Plant
December 30, 2022

Growing Cauliflower Plants

Cauliflower is one of the many cabbage-related cole crops that revel in cool weather. Mark Twain called it “a cabbage with a college education,” but it’s more than just a cabbage with airs. Cauliflower has a very distinct nuttiness and is similar to broccoli in flavor. The main edible part of both cauliflower and broccoli […]
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Pumpkin Bird Feeder
October 17, 2022

Pumpkin Recycling

Halloween is approaching, so there’s a good chance you have a pumpkin or two around your house. They make great decorations, but once the carving and trick-or-treating is over, don’t just toss them in the trash. There are lots of great ways to use pumpkins in and around the yard in the weeks ahead. Share […]
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