Bright colors, delicate flavors, and refreshing juiciness characterize melons. As a group, melons are low in calories and sodium and high in fiber and Vitamin C.
Select melons of good color and shape for the variety. Rind should give slightly at the stem end when ripe.
Peaches are sweet, juicy, and delicious. Weight-watching?— 1 Medium peach = 37 calories. Source of Vitamin A and potassium. Left unpeeled, a good source of fiber too.
Select peaches which are fairly firm or slightly soft. The skin color around the deep red areas should be light yellow with a creamy tint. The deep red color, or blush, will vary according to variety and is not a good indication of ripeness. Avoid green or greenish-tinged fruits and any that are hard, dull, or bruised. When planning to preserve peaches, choose those which are ripe and of ideal eating quality.
Growing squash is a rewarding even though the plant does everything besides planting itself. The yields you can get from squash plants are very huge and anyone who has ever grown zucchini can testify this. After growing squash in my farm, I realized that it is true the plant does not require a huge amount of space for one to get high yields. However, in order for me to get good yields, I had to prepare the piece of land where I was going to have my squash plantation and made sure that there was direct sunlight for the plant. Read More
Locally grown food tastes better, and is better for you. The produce is vine-ripened and has been picked within the past couple of days. Fresh produce loses nutrients quickly, so the longer it sits the less you, the consumer, get out of it. The shorter storage and/or transportation time also helps avoid post-harvest contamination.
Organic gardening is one of the most popular forms of gardening in the world today. This is due mainly for concern regarding one’s health and that of the environment. High quality organic gardening information is critical for growing and cultivating the many different species of plants that the farmer or gardener raises. Read More
With the release of organic products is growing rapidly, government agencies have taken to make sure that the public is what we do, especially organic food certificates from reputable suppliers. We need more from agriculture without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to make the service of organic food certificates. Every aspect of a growing process must meet strict standards to gain the certification of seed, which is grown in a process that goes to the consumer. Read More