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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 Cabbage

18 Aug 2017 | 159,111 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 | 24,318 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 | 186,504 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 | 26,428 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 | 15,771 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 | 26,930 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.

What to Know Before Growing Broccoli

07 Jul 2017 | 120,860 Views

Notable exception to a common rule about eating for maximum nutrients: Violate it, and you'll get about 12 percent of this food's powerful nutrients - while research shows that this 1-minute tweak activates them. Even if you reject this tip, there's another special workaround just for you.

Malabar Spinach - An Easy-Grow Summer Green That Loves the Heat

23 Jun 2017 | 142,655 Views

And if you live in these climates, it will come back year after year. Reaching heights of up to 35 feet, this dramatic-looking vine yields greens that you'll surely recognize but in a more visually stunning package. They love summer heat and higher elevations, too, and even better, grow relatively unscathed from pests.

Innovative Ways to Create the Perfect Vegetable Garden

09 Jun 2017 | 154,858 Views

Organic has been the buzzword and big trend in food for the past couple decades. But it does have a drawback that this new trend counteracts - giving you exercise, nutrition and mental health benefits on the cheap. And if you want your kids to eat healthier, get them in on it too.

All About Growing Celery

09 Jun 2017 | 26,422 Views

While it may pale compared to more colorful veggies like broccoli and tomatoes, celery imparts a delicious essence, as well as many disease-fighting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. A cool-weather crop, celery loves organic matter and can be juiced and/or fermented for even more benefits.

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