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Garden travel photos: Black Hills gardeners are on the move around the world.  Send us a favorite photo and commentary.  

Brad took this picture in Kumrovec, Croatia, late September, 2014.  Locals in the Balkan countries tend to have well-developed gardens, with produce on unattended carts on the streets.  Cabbages were common.  



The following was sent by Ray and Josephine Cowdery of Rapid City: "as a gardner you will probably enjoy this photo, taken at the Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston MA".  

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How To Store Potatoes For 20-Plus Years

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If 20 years sounds like a long time to store potatoes, then it might surprise you to know that “fresh” potatoes in the grocery store are often 11 months old when you buy them. Modern developments in commercial food storage allow growers to store produce with a chemical (1-methylcyclopropene), which extends the shelf life of vegetables.

 

Of course, fresh potatoes won’t last 20 years, but you can dehydrate them to get that kind of long-term shelf life while maintaining nutritional value.




Now save carrots for 20 years with a dehydrator