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On December 21, 2012, I made an accidental, but startling, discovery as a result of initiating the installation of a small starter system for solar power. A brief chronology is below.
This ia a "TALE OF TWO VEGGIES".
Yes, this is about a very sweet Moschata variety of winter squash known as Yamiken, and about an ordinarily very sweet beet known as the Zelenolistnaja variety.
We grew both this year as we do every year where possible. OK, this year was a true test not only of gardening skill and perseverance, but of the ability of various crops to withstand the record-breaking heat wave and drought.
Most folks do not realize that peanuts can be grown in climates much cooler than that of the American state of Georgia. We grow them in Missouri and they are grown much farther north as well.
Got grape juice? If not, you can make your own from your own grape arbor or even wild grapes. I've done both and prefer wild grapes as they require least maintenance. If the vines are too high in the trees, you might need to cut down the vines and wait a year or two for recovery and grapes at a level you can reach.
As a child I thought all radishes were either small spherical reddish spherical things called globe radish, or smallish white cylindrical things called icicle radish. Fortunately then I was rather ignorant in that area.
Most people like sweet potatoes but only see them in the grocery stores for a short time in late summer through autumn each year, presumably because they have just been harvested by late summer, and an American tradition is that Thanksgiving dinner is not the same without sweet potatoes.
(Editor's Note: The following article is from a topnotch Canadian website, "Global Research"; the URL for this article is http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?contact=va&aid=32298 and the general URL is http://globalresearch.ca).
SPIKING GRAIN PRICES RAISE SPECTER OF GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS
by Naomi Spencer
Global Research, August 10, 2012
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Most people have never eaten rutabagas, and probably wouldn't recognize one if it were accidentally plopped into the grocery cart. The rutabaga is related to turnips and the like, and in fact the resemblance is in taste as well as appearance.
NOTE: The following letter was penned by our very own Tom Kruzen, who for various reasons is unable at present to post to this forum. Because the letter is worthy of re-publication, and this is as good a forum as any, here it is:
January 26, 2012