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. The rind should give slightly at the stem end when ripe.
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.Read More
Asparagus is a good, low-calorie source of Vitamin A and fiber.
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.Read More
Carrots are a very popular vegetable because they are colorful, sweet, and fairly easy to grow. This makes them popular for the gardener to grow.
Carrots are a very commonly used vegetable in a great many dishes, which also contributes to its adoption. Other than used in dishes, they can be consumed raw. Carrots are also increasingly used in juicing.Read More