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Farm markets and roadside stands as well as garden centers still have fresh Christmas trees for sale for the 2014 holiday.

Markets and vendors have fresh cabbage, squash, collards, kale, turnips, bok choy, apples, beets, herbs and mustard greens.

Peach growers in California may soon have better tools for saving water.

Scientist Dong Wang is eval-uating whether infrared sensors and thermal technology can help growers decide when to water San Joaquin Valley peaches.




2015 veggie trends show dual crop, heirloom varieties

Christmas trees still available

Whip turnips fluffy and moist

Fresh turnips from the garden can turn into more than a traditional dish with a little imagination.

Try creating a soufflé with turnips and onions whipped with some fluffy egg whites.

New irrigation method studied



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By Bobbie Whitehead

Posted Dec. 17, 2014

Dual-crop plants, new container varieties, rare heirlooms and veggies from around the world make their way among 2015 garden trends.

Seed companies began introducing their latest in early fall. Some of these items include "Ketchup 'n' Fries™," a plant featuring a tomato plant grafted onto potato roots.

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Rainbow “Purple Sun” carrots from Holland are a new Renee’s Garden variety for 2015 (Photo: reneesgarden. com). Turnip soufflé
Christmas trees for sale.