Brassica oleracea

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    How to Grow Brassicas

    The genus Brassica is impressively large and diverse, selectively bred by many cultures to produce delicious roots, leaves, stems, and flower buds. One particularly widespread species, Brassica oleracea, was cultivated…

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    Beautiful, Bountiful Kale

    Kale’s popularity has taken off over the past decade, partly because it has been recognized by science as a “super food” but also because it is wonderfully delicious. It is…

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    Cool-Season Containers

    The end of the season is a relaxing time. Cooler temperatures prevail, and plants are slowing down or are preparing to go dormant. This isn’t really a time, then, for…

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    Vegetables That Are Pretty

    In the quest to find something new and different for your garden each spring, it’s easy to zoom right past the offerings of veggie seeds and transplants on your way…

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    Pretty Enough to Eat

    Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I lived in a studio apartment. It was slightly larger than a shoe box, but it did have one redeeming trait:…