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Potatoes for Christmas

‘Second cropping’ potatoes are seed potatoes that have been stored at low temperatures to keep them dormant so that can be started into growth in summer rather than spring.

Advent Botany: Caraway

Caraway (also known as Persian cumin) has some interesting mythology around it. It was thought that it prevented theft, and that attempting to steal objects containing caraway seeds would lead to the thief being trapped in the house.

Tendrils: 151218

Seeds from the famous apple tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity were sent into space on the Orbital 4 supply rocket.