Well, crops in Succession Planting is a good way to make the most of your precious garden space.
Well, crops in Succession Planting is a good way to make the most of your precious garden space. Sometimes it means planting several successions of the same crop. However, in the small plan, there is a spring carrot crop planted together with radishes to shade the carrot seedlings, then a summer carrot crop planted in another spot to mature...
Tarragon is a hardy perennial that becomes a woody shrub, normally about three tall. Tarragon (Artemisia Dracunculus), is a species of perennial herb in the sunflower family.  It is widespread in the wild across much of Eurasia and North America. The plant is cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes in many lands. It is long, slender, dark green leaves...
The Black Sapote “Diospyros nigra” is a species of persimmon in the family Ebenaceae. It is also called “chocolate pudding fruit”
The Black Sapote “Diospyros nigra” is a species of persimmon in the family Ebenaceae. It is also called “chocolate pudding fruit” and black snap apple. Black Sapote is a tropical fruit mostly grown in Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean, and Colombia. Sapote means soft edible fruit and has no relation with white sapote or mamey sapote. The tree can...
Description Do you know, what is the Difference Between Turnips and Rutabagas? There is nothing in the garden quite as unromantic as a turnip unless perhaps it’s rutabaga. It is strongly flavored and good at storing root vegetables; they are rarely invited to sit at formal tables. But they are good earthy peasant food. Most people insist on a bowl...
Birds love the berries of the “Pyracantha” and take shelter from wintry blasts all through the long cold season and spring bloom is just the icing on the cake.
Pyracantha is the scientific name for firethorn plants, an evergreen plant that is easy to grow and provides seasonal interest and berries can handle the simple care of firethorn bush. Pyracantha is a genus of large, thorny evergreen shrubs in the family Rosaceae, with common names firethorn or pyracantha are native to an area extending from Southwest Europe east...
How to Grow Basil Herbs "Ocimum Basilicum"? The Basil Herbs are all good for cooking and are handsome to look at. They’re only a snip and a taste of the vast world you can learn more about from the specialty herb of Basil that will give you the makings of a kitchen herb garden. Add to them any special...
The walnut shells are frequently used as an abrasive in sand blasting or other circumstances where a medium hardness grit is necessary.
Black Walnut, “Juglans nigra”, is a species of deciduous tree in the walnut family, Juglandaceae, native to North America. This is stately forest tree ranges from Massachusetts to Minnesota and Nebraska, south to Florida and Texas. It does best in rich loamy soil and is often seen along fences, roadsides, and the borders of woods. Squirrels and other animals...
Japanes Farmers Produced Pentagon Shaped Iyokan Citrus Fruits. It is well believed all over the world, that the Japanese are a quality-conscious and very hard-working nation, and they always try to experiment with different ideas. Similarly, the iyokan citrus fruits or called “Gokaku no lyokan” were handed out as good luck charms for students in the upcoming entrance exam...
Japanese pastry-maker “Qu’il Fait Bon” captured the art of love and scent in a single, delicious treat. Their fruit tart is made with a sweet white strawberry called “Hatsukoi no Kaori”, which exactly translates to White Strawberry The Scent of First Love. After 20 years of research done by plant suppliers and fruit breeders in Japan. The first white strawberry...
Kohlrabi is a hardy biennial grown as an annual and is a member of the cabbage clan. It has a swollen stem that takes it look like a turnip growing on a cabbage root.
Description Kohlrabi is a hardy biennial grown as an annual and is a member of the cabbage clan. It has a swollen stem that makes it looks like a turnip growing on cabbage root. This swollen stem can be white, purple, or green, and is topped with a rosette of blue-green leaves. In German, kohl means cabbage and rabi means...
The mysterious and rarely seen Butcher's Broom or (Ruscus aculeatus), is a low-growing permanent shrub. It has hard, erect, stems and very rigid leaves that lay off in a sharp spine. Thus, from the center of the leaves grow small greenish-white flowers. The flowers flourish in early spring and grow into red berries in autumn. The minute red berries...
Amorphophallus bulbifer is ripening a lot of fruit these years, at the UConn EEB greenhouses. Despite Amorphophallus Bulbifer appearance, and the fact that birds or some other animal disperser perhaps eats them. It’d probably be a bad idea for a person to sample these berries. Amorphophallus is an aroid (family Araceae), a group famous for being toxic to humans. In...
Cabbage and Carrot – The Two Superfoods for your Health
Cabbage Indeed, Cabbage and Carrot are two superfoods that have to be taken by everyone in daily life. Cabbage has been the subject of an impressive amount of medical research. Not surprisingly: its healing powers — long attested in traditional medicine — cover a startling range of ailments. Cabbage contains healing mucilaginous substances similar to those produced by the mucous...
Carrot Juice
Carrot Juice is one of the most popular vegetable juices. It's easy to make, and because it's sweet and mild, it's a favorite for both kids and adults. Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, and other antioxidants. They're also a good source of dietary fiber. There are many ways to make carrot juice. You can use a...
Raspberries and blackberries are known as "bramble fruits" because they are so thorny surely a deliberate move on nature's part to make them harder to pick.
Raspberries and Blackberries are the most healthy and tasteful fruits. If I could grow only one fruit, it would be raspberries. They're a favorite to eat, and un-affordable in the markets, even during berry season. Fortunately, they're very easy to grow in a hot climate, and for the most part, they're trouble-free. If I lived in the south where...
Harvesting Drying and Storage of Herbs The oils which give herbs their delightful aromas and flavors are volatile, i. e they’ll readily escape from leaves, stems, seeds, or other parts once these have been injured, and will then be further reduced by evaporation. Moreover, any cuts bruises, or other injuries to plants result in oxidation of the injured surface by...
Apricots are native to the mountains of Asia and need freezing weather during their dormant period. Though quite a cold-hardy, they are happiest in long-summer areas in Zones 6 – 8, especially the west coast. Since they bloom very early in spring, they don’t thrive in areas such as New England where spring weather is erratic and can kill...
Garlic is supported both an ancient history and a wealth of modern research. Scientific cover its chemistry, pharmacology, and clinical uses.
The use of Garlic is supported by both ancient history and a wealth of modern research. More than 3,000 scientific papers cover its chemistry, pharmacology, and clinical uses. The therapeutic uses of garlic are extensive. But those specific to the cardiovascular system include reducing elevated cholesterol, preventing atherosclerosis and hypertension, treating poor circulation to the legs, and improving overall...
The role of flavonoids in grapefruit is very important. It fights various viruses Increases the immune system.
Benefits of Grapefruit Allah Almighty has given His servants countless blessings. These are colorful vegetables and sour 'sweet' fruits and sweet water that are rich in nutrients. Nature has hidden countless benefits from these fruits and vegetables to mankind. Undoubtedly, the fruit of each year contains a variety of ingredients to enhance one's health. In this regard, talking about grapefruit is...
Apples: Apples are rich in powerful antioxidants and other supplements. However; it contains Pectin which helps out to decrease the fat cells in the body. Green Chillies: Green chilies contain Capsaicin which helps out to maintain the body growth cells and burns the calories in rapid time. Wheat Grass: It boosts our metabolism and helps to decrease fat. ...
Banana – Helpful in Inflammation of all Kinds
The banana is very useful in inflammation of all kinds. For this reason, it is very helpful in cases of typhoid fever, gastritis, peritonitis, etc. It may constitute the only food acceptable for a time. Not only does it in fact subdue the inflammation of the intestines, but, in the opinion of at least one authority, it consists of...
Heart-Shaped Watermelon - Japanese people are so innovative and quality conscious as well; the best example is shown by Japanese farmer Hiroichi Kimura, who has finally harvested the world's first heart-shaped watermelon, after several years of hard research. When upon a neighbor's request, Hiroichi Kimura started his research about a heart-shaped watermelon. After sensibly considering all the factors that affect...
Few gardeners try to grow celery because it is cheap to buy and fussy to grow. But it does taste good and fresh if you grow you're own, and frankly, traditional methods of growing celery are fussier than they need to be. Blanching the celery to produce a white stalk is no longer considered to be a necessity. All...
That is a "Moon Melon" scientifically called Asidus. This lovely fruit grows in some parts of Japan, and it’s recognized for its strange blue color what you most likely don’t know about this fruit, is that it can switch flavors after you eat it, everything sour will taste sweet, and whole thing salty will taste bitter and it gives...
The cashew nuts actually is a tree in the family Anacardiaceae that generates a seed that is harvested as the cashew nut. Its English name derives from the Portuguese name for the fruit of the cashew tree, caju, it is now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew apples and nuts. The cashew fruit or cashew apple is...