Monthly Archives: January 2015

Arizona’s Original Super Boll!

The Cotton Bowl is over, the winners declared. But in Arizona, where cotton is once again king, the real Super Boll is the cotton plant. Boll refers to the round ball of cotton that develops at the end of the … Continue reading

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Surprising Facts about Spinach

“I’m strong to the finish ‘cuz I eats my spinach. I’m Popeye the Sailor Man! Toot toot!”     Most of us in the US are familiar with Popeye the Sailor Man; the cartoon character who eats his spinach straight … Continue reading

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Fun Facts about Cotton

When I say “cotton”, most of you will think of blue jeans. Ubiquitous, comfortable, sturdy but sexy, these garments have remained true to their 18th century origins – all cotton, all blue, all the time.   The name of the … Continue reading

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Little Known Facts about Olive Oil

Golden and fragrant, with a distinctive taste, olive oil is one of the old known cooking oils in the world. At one time, about 6,000 years ago, it was literally worth its weight in gold. As a result, cultivation of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Apps for Arizona Gardeners

For people who love gardening, and who are equally fearless using apps, there are a number of standalone software programs available that can streamline plant care. (An app is, as you may have guessed, a software application that typically runs … Continue reading

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