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Foraging for Safe, Edible Mushrooms

Dan This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom continues her series on mushrooms by giving us a few tips about what’s safe and what’s not safe, when foraging for mushrooms. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Foraging for Safe, Edible Mushrooms September is National Mushroom Month and that may have many foraging enthusiasts out on the hunt for mushrooms. Non-edible mushrooms are often found in …

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Celebrating National Mushroom Month

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom explains to us why mushrooms own the month of September. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Mushroom Month National Mushroom Month is celebrated each year throughout the month of September. During this time, the USDA takes advantage of the opportunity to educate people on the versatility mushrooms offer, including health benefits. The Mushroom Capital of …

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The Incredible, Edible…Hibiscus?

Dan This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom fills us in about the vibrant flower popping up on a lot of menus lately. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Incredible, Edible…Hibiscus? Edible flowers have long been used in restaurants to add a little pop of color to your plate. But now-a-days you’re likely to find these flowers in many more menu items including …

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Canning or Freezing-Preserving the Harvest

Dan Field Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Your harvest is in. Time to think about preserving. Cathy Isom tells you how to save your summer harvest so you can enjoy it this winter. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Canning or Freezing-Preserving the Harvest In the later months of summer sometimes the harvests are just too bountiful to eat. So instead of wasting, save your homegrown …

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Celebrating National Peanut Day

Dan Peanuts, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom is celebrating a popular ingredient, snack and superfood. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Peanut Day Today is National Peanut Day! Despite its name and appearance, the peanut is not a nut, but rather a legume. Peanuts are rich in nutrients, providing over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. They are also a good source of …

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Practical Uses of the Mimosa Tree

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom gives us some practical uses for the fast-growing, cold-hardy exotic tree you may want to consider for your yard. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Practical Uses of the Mimosa Tree Mimosa trees, otherwise known as Persian silk trees, are beloved ornamental trees because of their beautiful pink pom-pom flowers with an amazing fragrance, and fern-like …

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Building Good Soil for Your Garden

Dan Soil, This Land of Ours

Building good soil is important whether you are a gardner, farmer, or just love the outdoors. Cathy Isom has some ways to soup up your soil. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Building Good Soil for Your Garden When we take good care of our soil, we are helping our plants thrive and with very little work. Good …