Tree Collards: Starting from cuttings

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Tree collards (Brassica oleracea) are fascinating relatives of kale that are perennial and may grow to be ten feet tall or even taller.  Unfortunately, these varieties apparently do not grow true from seed.  As a result, you must find a source of cuttings if you want to grow tree collards.I’ve been searching for starts for […]

Potatoes: Growing from Seed (Part 1)

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Most people grow potatoes from so called “seed potatoes,” which are simply small potatoes or large potatoes cut into pieces.  This method has advantages and disadvantages.  One advantage is that it is relatively foolproof if you start with healthy potatoes.  Compared to a seed, even a small piece of potato has huge reserves of energy […]