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Attack of the Blue Tomatoes!

For the ninth year in a row, Macon County Master Gardeners, Green Thumb community gardeners and I have planted a selection of tomato cultivars for our annual Tomato Taste Panel. During this event, community members to join us in tasting 30-40 different heirloom and hybrid tomato cultivars. The goal is to introduce people to the incredible diversity among tomato cultivars, and encourage people t...

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Straw - For More than Scarecrows

If you've been following the Bucket, Bales & Bushels blog for long, you know we're trying our hand at Straw Bale Gardening for the first time this year. Despite a seemly slow start, the plants have been in the bales for about 8-10 weeks and are looking good. In addition to the bales we have planted at the office, I also have...

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Eat 'em up: White veggies?

Nutrition professionals – me included – tell Americans to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables each day. Unfortunately, white gets left off the standard rainbow, but there are many healthy white vegetables we should include in our diets. This blog post will focus on 5 white vegetables you might grow in your garden and find at local farmer's markets (and of course at your local grocery...

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