New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening... Read more
Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy... Read more
Greening your life—reducing your impact on the environment—takes a little research and planning. Because the kitchen is the most waste-producing room in an average house, it's a great place to start. The best way to do it is slowly, b... Read more
Think about what is offered on a typical children's menu at a sit-down restaurant: burgers, fries, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets. When did these menu standards become "kid food," and why are we still conforming to... Read more
April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring spring fruits and vegetables and the start of farmer’s market season throughout much of the country and that is equally—if not more—exciting. As we switch from warm soups an... Read more
I hope someone will convince me to grow eggplant. Maybe it's got antioxidants or something? :-) Speaking of peppers, I don't eat to too many, but grow them for my parrot, who loves to crunch them!... Read more
9 months ago our daughter did some bad things that led to her losing her 6 month old son to me and grandpa. She was angry and blamed us for not giving him back to her on the sly. He was underweight and couldn't even roll over. We took this to mean ne... Read more
Our growing season is long here, but we are near enough to the coast that we don't get that summer heat that watermelons and melons seem to like. Our average high temp in August is 82 F, average low in August is 52.... Read more
lettuces, silver beet, corn, potatoes, carrots , pumpkin, courgettes, herbs etc are easy to grow. you can grow in pots or share an area with neighbours or family and share/swap produce. you can grow and collect your own seeds. if you are new to ga... Read more
I never liked eating carrots, but I liked juicing carrots. Well I bought a small bag of mini carrots to snack on at work and I have grown to really like them. They are sweet and crunchy, and after so much chewing I'm satisfied. 104... Read more
By definition, a taproot is the single root of a plant that extends deep into the soil to supply the above-ground plant with nutrients. My definition of a taproot is YUM! It is such a shame these vegetables are grown below ground because many a... Read more
My 4 and 2-year old are very curious about the baby growing in my belly. My daughter often asks if the baby likes peanut butter or cheese, two foods that are staples in my diet these days. I try to explain to her that the baby doesn't... Read more
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