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Concord Grapes for the Home Garden

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Virtues: Concord grapes are easy-to-grow fruits with great sweet flavor and many uses. Eat them fresh or use them for juice, jelly, jam or dessert wine. Large heart-shape leaves and twisting branches lend visual interest in summer and winter.

Tea Plants Native to North America

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After the Boston Tea Party of 1773, patriots looked for alternatives to purchasing the tea brought by the British from China. Several kinds of “liberty tea” soon appeared throughout the colonies, featuring herbs such as thyme, sage and rosemary. People …

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Nasturtiums: Seed Starting and Growing On

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Virtues: Nasturtiums add bold, bright color to the garden with their large flowers. Their round foliage and mounded shape make them a great choice for containers, hanging baskets and the edges of beds.

Growing Microgreens in Containers Indoors

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words and photo by Melinda Myers Dress up your salads, sandwiches and snacks by growing microgreens. These mini sprouts are easy to grow, ready to harvest in less than two weeks and require no special growing equipment.

Native Fruits for the Edible Landscape

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While something may be “as American as apple pie,” the apple itself is not a native American fruit. For native fruits, plant these trees, shrubs and vines in your garden. Bonus: most can’t be found in the average supermarket!

Candle Fire Okra Will Win You Over

candle fire okra

Virtues: Whether you love okra or loathe it, you’ll want to grow ‘Candle Fire’ in your garden. This variety boasts tasty, textural pods for all your okra dishes, but it’s also a beautiful, colorful plant that holds its own as …

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