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Farm markets and roadside stands have pumpkins and squash in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes for sale.

Farmers markets and vendors have fresh cabbage, okra, green beans, squash, pumpkins, turnips, and more.

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.

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Containers, cold frames make good medium for carrots

Markets now have pumpkins

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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(Photo: Peggy Greb, USDA/

ARS)

By Bobbie Whitehead

Posted Sept. 30, 2014


Though long unappreciated, the carrot has survived thousands of years, serving both as food and decoration.

Researchers believe this vegetable originated in Afghanistan where people cultivated it "for millennia," according to The Food Encyclopedia. Carrots eventually rose in popularity for use in European cuisine.

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Carrots grow well in containers with healthy soil and adequate moisture. Turnip soufflé
Pumpkins now selling.