Growing Herbs at Home

Although growing beautiful flowers like roses or daisies can bring great joy to a gardener, growing herbs at home is also an easy task and very enjoyable. It permits you to do some gardening and save some money at the same time.

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Growing Wisteria

By now, you’ve probably seen the uber-fabulous photos of the wisteria tunnel at Japan’s Kawachi Fuji park.

The key to successfully growing wisteria is a combination of abuse and neglect.

Most people are doubting that these photos are even real. This doubt is based partly on the sheer number of flowers represented in the photos. It also partially based on the fact that most anyone who has ever grown wisteria counts themselves lucky to have even a few meager blooms. The amazing display at Kawachi Fuji is beyond belief.

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African Violet Growing Tips

The reason African violets are one of America’s favorite houseplants is because they are one of the least demanding plants in terms of care to grow and flower. Here are some tips for growing better violets.

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Is Organic Food Beneficial?

Let’s discuss organic food.

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Hydroponic Growing Systems

hydroponic gardening system

Hydroponic growing systems are not only easy and fun, but they also allow you to save money and eat healthily.  If you are like me and enjoy gardening, then hydroponic growing systems will bring you hours of joy.  It is a hobby that pays you back.

There are different hydroponic growing systems to choose from.  Below is a list of the most popular. You may also be interested to know that there are relatively cheap indoor hydroponic growing systems that can be used in the kitchen or in other smaller spaces.

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Tips for Hydroponics

Hydroponic grow systems can be very tricky if you are new.  Even some advanced gardeners will have problems now and then.  Trying to replicate an outdoor environment for your plants to thrive in hydroponic grow systems is not difficult if you do it right from the very beginning.

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Magnificent Melons

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.

Selecting Melons

Select melons of good color and shape for the variety. The rind should give slightly at the stem end when ripe.

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Peaches: Sweet, Juicy and Delicious

Peaches are sweet, juicy, and delicious. Weight-watching?— 1 Medium peach = 37 calories. Source of Vitamin A and potassium. If left unpeeled, they are a good source of fiber too.

Selecting Peaches

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Growing Squash

Growing squash

Growing squash is rewarding even though the plant does everything besides planting itself. The yields you can get from squash plants are enormous, 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 considerable amount of space for one to get high yields. However, for me to get good yields, I had to prepare the piece of land where I was going to have my squash plantation. I also made sure that there was direct sunlight for the plant.

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Growing Cabbage: Tips and Recipes

Cabbage Food White Cabbage Healthy Raw Vegetables

The Versatile Veggie, enjoyed both cooked and raw.  Our best year-round source of Vitamins A and C.

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Asparagus Tips and Recipes

Asparagus is a good, low-calorie source of Vitamin A and fiber.

Selecting Asparagus

Select asparagus stalks that are straight and have compact, pointed tips. The thicker the spears, the more tender they are likely to be. Quality spears should be 6-8 inches long with only an inch or so of tough, woody base.

It is best to select stalks of uniform thick-ness. Otherwise, the stalks will not have uniform texture when they are cooked.

Each pound of asparagus will yield about 3 to 4 ½ cup servings.

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