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Ginger

Productive Plant – Ginger by Debbie Bassingthwaighte Botanical Name:  Zingiber officinale Family:  Zingiberaceae Origin:  Tropical Asia and India Description Ginger is a tropical perennial root spice that grows as an…

Vinegar Pickle – Agrodolce
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Vinegar Pickle – Agrodolce

Recipe – Vinegar Pickle – Agrodolce by Sam Rogers Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Nut Free  |  Vegan Here’s a very basic and delicious sweet/sour vinegar pickle that couldn’t be much…

Shiso
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Shiso

Productive Plant – Shisoby Debbie BassingthwaighteBotanical Name: Perilla frutescensCommon Names:  Japanese PerillaDescription: This Japanese culinary herb is a very aromatic plant with both deep purple (red) and green varieties.  Shiso is…

Milkwood
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Milkwood

Milkwood: Real Skills for Down-to-Earth Livingby Kirsten Bradley and Nick RitarPublished in 2018 by Murdock BooksCloth Bound Paperback  |  304 pages  |  ISBN: 9781743364116Book Overview by Debbie BassingthwaighteKirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar…

Yacon
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Yacon

Productive Plant – Yacon by Debbie Bassingthwaighte Botanical Name: Smallanthus sonchifolius Common Names:  Peruvian Ground Apple Description:  This is a hardy, tall perrenial to 2 metres high.  It yields a large harvest…