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Today is National Banana Lovers Day. Botanically speaking, the banana is a berry – a many-seeded fruit. And, banana trees are not trees. The banana plant is a giant herb. Inside the guts of the banana tree trunk is a white tube. It may be cooked and tastes like bamboo shoots. Under a black light…

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Emil Christian Hansen

The Botanist Brewer #OTD It’s the birthday of botanist Emil Christian Hansen, born today on May 8, 1842. Prior to Hansen, brewing was a volatile experiment and batches could easily get infected with disease. Hansen forever changed the brewing industry with his discovery of way to separate pure yeast cells from wild yeast cells. Hansen’s…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Do you know the saying bad things come in threes? The dishwasher stops working. You get in a car accident. Your credit card gets stolen. Well, when it comes to our plants, like us, they can be experiencing a constellation of problems as well. Yet, we often see plants as far less complex, minimizing their…

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