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Chayote: A Plant on the Rise

Photo by Adobe Stock/EngdaoMy daughter texted mefrom a Tennessee supermarket last spring, asking, “What the heck is chayote?”Knowing it was a trendy food that year, I informed her that chayote is a squash-like fruit in the gourd family, and jokingly told her to buy one so she could be ...

A Few Seed Starting Tips You May Not Have Thought Of

The first time I started plants from seed, I actually had quite a bit of success. There were a few friends who stopped by my home that first year to take some transplants off of my hands that I had started, and they often expressed their sadness of how all of their plants had come up leggy. I ...

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