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Lettuce Varieties: What Are You Adding to Your Plate?

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Auburn, Alabama — Lettuce is a staple food item for many people.  However, beyond the typical Iceberg and Romaine, many people don’t realize there are numerous lettuce varieties. With more than 100 different hybrids of lettuce, is one deemed more nutritional than others? “The darker the lettuce, the more nutrients are packed in it,” says Karen E. Softley, an Alabama Extension regional agent in ... Read More »

It’s Not Too Late to Plant Early Spring Vegetables

AUBURN, Ala.—It may be February and frigid, but there are still early spring vegetables ready to be planted in the garden for early harvest. White potatoes, commonly called Irish potatoes because of their link to the famines in Ireland in the nineteenth century, have long since been a favorite around dinner tables. Extension Horticulturist Dani Carroll said the Irish potato ... Read More »