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Benefits of Growing Blackberries

Blackberries have a characteristic dark color indicating a high amount of antioxidants. Like raspberries, they are not technically a berry but rather an aggregate of individual drupes held by fine hairs. Blackberries have a solid core with a sweet, slightly tart taste. The plant grows in a bramble, or an impenetrable thicket. They are a… Read More »

A Guide to Growing Sweet Potatoes

The growing of sweet potatoes dates back to 750 B.C. Sweet potatoes belong to the Convolvulaceae or morning glory plant family, and should not be confused with regular potatoes and yams, both of which are entirely different from sweet potatoes. There are about 400 varieties of sweet potato, differentiated by their skin and flesh color,… Read More »