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Old 06-26-2007, 11:50 AM   #1
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This is a new group so all you folks that like to garden please jump in be it flowers or veggies. My favorite is a fall garden and I will post more on that later.
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:01 PM   #3
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This is a new group so all you folks that like to garden please jump in be it flowers or veggies. My favorite is a fall garden and I will post more on that later.
The Green Giant huh? LOL, Isaac do you remember these commercials?





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Old 06-26-2007, 12:59 PM   #4
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Meet the new and improved Green Giant

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note the flowing vines and large hands this is a real giant. Like the one that Jack knew.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:34 PM   #5
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Broccoli was an Italian vegetable, as its name suggests, long before it was eaten elsewhere. It is first mentioned in France in 1560, but in 1724 broccoli was still so unfamiliar in England that Philip Miller's Gardener's Dictionary (1724 edition) referred to it as a stranger in England and explained it as "sprout colli-flower" or "Italian asparagus." In the American colonies, Thomas Jefferson was also an experimentative gardener with a wide circle of European correspondents, from whom he got packets of seeds for rare vegetables such as tomatoes. He noted the planting of broccoli at Monticello along with radishes, lettuce, and cauliflower on May 27, 1767. Nevertheless, broccoli remained an exotic in American gardens. In 1775, John Randolph, in A Treatise on Gardening by a Citizen of Virginia, felt he had to explain about broccoli: "The stems will eat like Asparagus, and the heads like Cauliflower."

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