October 2, 2019 National Pumpkin Seed Day, Julius von Sachs, the HMS Beagle Returns Home, Patrick Geddes, Martha Brooks Hutcheson, Wallace Stevens, Heirloom Vegetable Gardening by William Woys Weaver, Rhubarb, and Old Garden Stories

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Today is National Pumpkin Seed Day. Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are native to the Americas. Archaeologists discovered them in Mexico in caves that date back to 7,000 B.C. Today, China produces more pumpkins and pumpkin seeds than any other country.  Pumpkin seeds are loaded with protein; a single cup provides 8-10 grams of…

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