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10 Ways Growing an Organic Garden Can Help Your Health and Budget

Tired of paying high prices for the “organic” food you buy? Starting your own organic garden may be easier than you think.

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All About Growing Asparagus

15 Sep 2017 | 23,225 Views

Not only does asparagus stand tall in the grocery store and tower over other plants in your garden, this tasty vegetable is also noteworthy as a blood-pressure reducer, cancer fighter and mood elevator.

How to Grow Cauliflower

15 Sep 2017 | 197,272 Views

You probably walk past this vegetable in the supermarket aisle without giving it a second thought. It's not a hyped-up superfood, and yet it's packed with this cancer-fighting compound, which has been shown to kill those cancer stem cells that make it multiply.

How to Grow and Enjoy Brussels Sprouts

01 Sep 2017 | 200,311 Views

A single cup contains almost 130 percent of the recommended daily amount for vitamin C and 240 percent for vitamin K1. What's more, it dropped DNA damage by 28 percent in just 5 weeks, slashing the risk of cancer.

Brain-Boosting Rosemary Is Easily Cultivated in Your Backyard

01 Sep 2017 | 28,835 Views

Rosemary does triple duty as a fragrant herb to freshen your culinary efforts or as a dense bush to brighten your landscape, and has therapeutic benefits demonstrated to improve your cognitive performance. I'll tell you how you can easily enjoy this herb in your own yard.

All About Growing Cabbage

18 Aug 2017 | 196,388 Views

This remarkable veggie may become your new best friend when you learn of all its stunning health benefits. Tests show it can guard against breast, colon and prostate cancers. Just as importantly, it slows the brain shrinkage of Alzheimer's a striking 7-fold. And that's worth celebrating.

How to Grow Dandelion Greens

18 Aug 2017 | 28,556 Views

They may not be welcome in your yard, but they are packed with nutrients and rank ahead of broccoli and spinach in nutritional value. I'll give you strategies to grow them so they don't invade your lawn; use them in your meal planning and keep your yard free of them without chemicals.

How to Grow and Enjoy Arugula

04 Aug 2017 | 194,694 Views

Raw beets are perhaps the most well-known for their ability to lower blood pressure, but this vegetable actually contains over four times the amount of this blood vessel-widening nutrient.

It's Worth Your Time to Grow Thyme

04 Aug 2017 | 28,561 Views

Thyme is a delicious herb with amazing versatility, as it's used in ornamental, medicinal and culinary applications, and bees love the flowers. Indispensable in everything from soups to sauces, it has powerful compounds supporting traditional medicinals.

Stop Subsidizing the Wrong Food Crops

01 Aug 2017 | 16,652 Views

Federal farm policy rewards farmers who plant corn and soy, crops that not only harm human health but are also ruining the environment. Instead, farm programs should provide incentives for farmers to diversify their crops and raise animals on pasture, which benefits farmers' profits and the environment.

Garden Know-How: Extend Your Growing Season

21 Jul 2017 | 27,777 Views

Can you imagine harvesting crisp, buttery lettuce out of your own garden to enjoy in March, or luscious, red tomatoes in early June? Even if you live in one of the cooler plant hardiness zones, the solar energy created by simple DIY projects can get you a jump on the season by as much as six weeks.

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