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'Carolina Gold' rice growing in the National Museum of American History Victory Garden.

Dishing up New Orleans Food History

'Carolina Gold' rice growing in the National Museum of American History Victory Garden.

Did you know @amhistorymuseum has a Victory Garden? These summer squash are just one of the things we grow and serve to our visitors. #seriouslyamazing

The Victory Garden is growing five varieties of heirloom squash (cultivated prior to all of which have a different story to tell about American history.

January 1958 - A planned gathering of the KKK near Maxton, NC, in Robeson County, ends in a rout as armed Lumbee Indians charge the gathering, sending klansmen and their families fleeing in a panic. No one was killed or seriously wounded, but the Lumbee captured a large cache of banners, robes, and propaganda material that they burned publicly.

nativeamericannews: “Battle of Hayes Pond: The Day Lumbees Ran the Klan Out of North Carolina One of the first militant actions of Indian protest happened at my home on the night of January

Pepper, Hot - Orange Thai. Wow! Easy to grow, reasonably compact plant, highly productive of tiny little chiles - but one is enough for a meal for the both of us! They dry very well, and keep - one plant is probably going to be 10 years supply... HOT! Annuum.

Pepper, Hot - Orange Thai. Wow! Easy to grow, reasonably compact plant, highly productive of tiny little chiles - but one is enough for a meal for the both of us! They dry very well, and keep - one plant is probably going to be 10 years supply... HOT! Annuum.

Pepper, Sweet. Fushimi. Traditional Japanese variety, for frying and grilling. Not on the grow out rotation this year; should try again. Annuum, I assume.

PlantFiles Pictures: Sweet Pepper 'Fushimi' (Capsicum annuum) by

The origins of the heirloom fish pepper (Capsicum frutescens, the same species as the Tabasco pepper) are mysterious, but it likely arrived in North America by way of the Caribbean. African-American slaves and freedmen in Antebellum Maryland used the pepper to add an unanticipated heat to fish, shellfish—and even terrapin—stew.

The Fish Pepper

The origins of the heirloom fish pepper (Capsicum frutescens, the same species as the Tabasco pepper) are mysterious, but it likely arrived in North America by way of the Caribbean. African-American slaves and freedmen in Antebellum Maryland used the pepper to add an unanticipated heat to fish, shellfish—and even terrapin—stew.

Awesome natural fence

Natural Fence.

Pleaching was common in gardens from the late Middle Ages until the C. - weaving branches of deciduous trees to form a living fence. Sometimes branches woven together grow together, a natural grafting known as inosculation

Growing Jerusalem Artichokes (sunchoke) - The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Straight to the Point

The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Straight To The Point is a short series giving great information to help everyone to be better in the garden and home.

A view toward to east side of the National Museum of American History building from the new Victory Garden.

A view toward to east side of the National Museum of American History building from the new Victory Garden.

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