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The U.S. Agriculture secretary has declared Aug. 3-9 National Farmers Market Week.

Farmers markets and vendors have fresh sweet corn, blueberries, peaches, cabbage, okra, green beans, squash, cucumbers, 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.




As planting time nears, growers can still find garlic bulbs

Farm Market Week set Aug. 3

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 Sept. 4, 2014

With fall arriving, buying and planting garlic moves to the forefront of garden tasks.

Many seed companies will begin shipping out their garlic orders in a few weeks, and some have noted on their Web sites that they've already run out of popular varieties.

For this reason, buying garlic now is a good idea.

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Garlic varieties such as the California Early can be purchased at various seed retailers. Turnip soufflé
Sweet corn now selling.