Posts Tagged ‘Arugula’

Growing Calcium. Vegetables you can grow that are high in Calcium

John from www.growingyourgreens.com shares with you four vegetables that he is growing in his garden that are higher in calcium than milk. He also talks about adding minerals to the soil with Rock Dust.

How to Grow Organic Spaghetti Squash in Your Home Garden

Visit: www.HomeOrganicGarden.net Organicgardening is much more then just avoiding the use of chemicals on your garden. For many people it is an outlook on living using nature’s laws to grow their fruits, vegetables, and other plants naturally. This is usually a personal choice made in light of much research done into the importance of diet as it relates to our health and longevity. Studies have shown that organically grown foods have higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals then those grown using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. Organically grown fruits and vegetables are not only better health wise but they also avoid the accidental exposure to those chemical agents that are used in large scale commercial farming that is so common in today’s world. http Here are 10 key components that are a fundamental part of organic gardening. 1. Healthy Soil – This is probably the most fundamental aspect of any organic garden. Healthy soil that is replenished naturally will grow healthy food stuffs year after year. Organic fertilizers such as manure and composted garden, yard, and kitchen waste are easily recycled back into the earth creating nutrient rich soil that will grow all manner of healthy plants. 2. Avoid all chemical or synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. This will not only ensure that your soil stays naturally organic but it also relieves the worry of harm to your family and pets should they come in contact with these dangerous

Rainbow Radish Cucumber Salad Recipe – Fresh from the Garden

John from www.growingyourgreens.com shares with you how he uses his freshly harvested Watermelon Radishes, and Purple Plum Radishes.. Radishes are most commoly used as Crudités, or sliced ontop salads… Not any more.. In this episode, you will learn how John centers his salad around Radishes, and processes them it in a unique way to make long spaghetti-like strands out of his radishes to create a delicious rainbow radish cucumber salad that is delicious and nutritious.

Vegetable Container Gardening in Growbags on a Commercial Farm

John from www.growingyourgreens.com visits swank farm to see what they are growing in growbags – which are basically a “container” to hold soil and grow vegetables in a commercial operation. You can grow at home in containers too!

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    Herb Gardening:How To Grow The Perfect Herb Garden

    Herb gardening is becoming more and more popular!

    Herb gardening is becoming more and more popular every day, and for a good reason.  Herbs have practical value, serve a purpose, and with herb gardening you can actually use your plants.  When most people think of herb gardening they automatically think of cooking, but herbs are also grown for their pleasant aroma and their beauty.

    One important part of herb gardening is drying the herbs for use…

    One important part of herb gardening is drying the herbs for use during the winter months, especially if you plan on cooking with them.  First the tops of leafy herbs have to be cut, washed, and hung up for the water to evaporate.  Then, tie stems together and hang up in a paper bag to dry.  After two to three weeks they must be removed; crumble the leaves, dry them out in the oven, and store in a glass jar.

    One of the most common herbs gown in herb gardening is basil.  “Dark Opal” and regular green basil are beautiful additions to any garden and often used as decoration.  Dark Opal has light pink flowers and dark red leaves.  Basil isn’t just used for its looks; it is used for extra flavor in tomato juices and pastes.

    Chives are very petite looking and resemble a blade of grass.  They are much stronger than they look, however, and will grow well through a drought and a drought.  Their toughness and sturdiness makes Chives a perfect plant for herb gardening, especially if the gardener doesn’t want plants that require a lot of hassle.  Chives are good used in salads, egg dishes, and many different sauces.

    Mint is also very simple to grow and is good to use in mint jelly…

    Mint is also very simple to grow and is good to use in mint jelly, mint juleps, lemonade, and any other kind of fruity drink.  Mint is also good in herb gardening for its unique minty smell.  Two herbs that appear in nearly everyone’s herb garden are thyme and sage.  Both of these herb gardening favorites are used for flavoring soups, chicken, turkey, pork, and other sausages.  Sage is also grown sometimes for its beautiful blue spiked flowers.

    Lavender is probably the best smelling herb in all of herb gardening and is often used in candles, as a perfume scent, and to improve the smell in linen chests.  The light purple flowers smell absolutely lovely.

    Other types of herbs often grown in herb gardening include borage (used in salads), chervil (used in egg dishes), sweet marjoram (flavors lamb, fish, salad, and soup), sesame (flavors crackers, cookies, and bread), and dill (flavors meats and used in pickles).  Herb gardening allows gardeners to use herbs from their own garden for cooking, looks, and smell.

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    Herb gardening will produce much fresher herbs with more flavor than store-bought herbs, and are a lot cheaper.

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