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“Heirloom vs. Hybrid vs. GMO seeds and crops”

Heirloom vs. Hybrid vs. GMO seeds and crops   Deciding what to grow this season, choosing the right seeds and growing methods…. By Dulce Levitz   It’s that exciting time of year to get out in nature and our hands in the dirt! It can be confusing deciding what seeds and plants to grow; well here’s a rundown on the choices out there and their advantages and disadvantages.   “Heirloom” variety is a plant variety that has a history of being passed down within a family or community. […]

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  “I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too – well-tended lawn.” William Henry Hudson.   Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)     Dandelion is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, and is one of the first plants to appear in the spring. The Latin name Taraxacum originates in medieval Persian writings on pharmacy. Plants with […]

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