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Farm markets and roadside stands have fresh spinach for sale, particularly in areas of North Carolina.

Markets and vendors have fresh cabbage, apples, collards, kale, turnips, bok choy, 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.




National Garden Bureau members offer 2015 varieties

Fresh spinach is 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 Jan. 22, 2015

Ancient Oaxaca people prepared for future meals drying some of their fruit harvests such as sweet peppers - perhaps using them for seasoning.

Named the 2015 vegetable by the National Garden Bureau, sweet peppers originated in the Central and South America with some found in caves from 4,000-6,000 B.C.

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Sweet Red Bull is a sweet pepper variety from Sakata Seed America (Photo: National Garden Bureau). Turnip soufflé
Tyee spinach growing in pot.