The Parsnip seeds are slow sprouting, the plants are slow growing, and he whole crop can take a good year to produce if you do it right.
Parsnip takes some patience. The seeds are slow sprouting, the plants are slow-growing, and the whole crop can take a good year to produce if you do it right. But they’re easy, pest-free, and well worth the wait. They look like white carrots but are fatter on top and skinnier on the bottom. The Parsnip's texture is somewhat potato-like,...
There are numerous Health Benefits of Cucumber which you don't know? Cucumbers are at No. 4 most cultivated vegetable in the world and acknowledged. It is one of the best foods for your overall health, often referred to as a superfood. Cucumbers are normally sprayed with pesticides, important to buy organic, and even better to grow them yourself. Buy a...
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...
Control Diabetes with Bitter Gourd Juice - Many people are searching for holistic and natural approaches to cure and control diabetes. The only natural cure which is getting a substantial amount of attention is the usage of bitter gourd juice. It is sometimes recognized as an Ampalaya. It has an acquired taste, buts bitter melon’s effects as an agent...
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...
There are countless health benefits of Pomegranate. This is a magical fruit that is often forgotten by most people when they buy their weekly groceries. This super delicious fruit contains tiny seeds that are actually richly healthy and assist in preventing the onset of particular common diseases. Pomegranate has a leathery texture on the outside that may be orange-yellow,...
Okra is grown for its edible seed pods, a handsome plant to have in the vegetable garden. It has showy pale yellow flowers with red centers not unlike a hollyhock.
Okra Plants is grown for its edible seed pods, a handsome plant to have in the vegetable garden. It has showy pale yellow flowers with red centers not unlike a hollyhock. Okra haters are not impressed by this. They claim that the pods are prickly on the outside and slimy on the inside and that if they want showy...
Grapes growing isn’t what it used to be. No more do voluptuous bacchantes run madly through the forests of Greece to celebrate the fruits of the vine. No more do the village lads and maidens of the French countryside roll up their pantaloons and hitch up their petticoats to tromp on the newly picked grapes. The tales told of...
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...
Red bananas, is also recognized as “Red Dacca bananas” in Australia
A number of people have heard of or tried Red Bananas. Which is sweeter than the regular yellow banana which is on your daily menu. Because many of us are eager to try and taste new fruit. So maybe it is time to make a change and choose and buy red bananas this time. Bananas are the world’s most...
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...
Avocado (Persea americana) has been referred to as the most nutritious of all fruits. It has gained worldwide recognition and significant volume in international trade.
Avocado (Persea americana) has been referred to as the most nutritious of all fruits. It has gained worldwide recognition and significant volume in international trade. This unique fruit has been appreciated and utilized for at least 9000 years in and near its center of origin in Meso-America. The avocado tree, which is related to the laurel, grows in semitropical climates....
Mint is such a powerful flavoring that doesn’t use it for very several things; but when you need it, everyone is glad to have some around. We stuff large handfuls into jugs of iced tea before it’s iced. So the tea will absorb more flavors and sprinkle small snipping of it into cold mixed fruit or in homemade ice...
Chia seeds come from a flowering plant in the mint family that's native to Mexico and Guatemala, and history recommends it was a very imperative food crop for the Aztecs. Chia seeds remained in regular use in their native countries but were largely anonymous in North America until expert Wayne Coates started studying chia as an alternative crop for...
How to Grow Parsley
Throughout history, How to Grow Parsley has had powerful symbolic connotations, including death, and fertility among them. What a come down to wind up in the 20th century as the world’s most boring garnish. I do remember that among my girlhood classmates, eating parsley was believed to increase the size of the breasts. And it nary was a plate...
Cilantro - A Sweet-Smelling Herb to Healing Spices
Cilantro, also known as coriander or “Dhania”, is a sweet-smelling herb with wide, subtle lacy leaves and a pungent smell. It belongs to the apiaceous family also recognized as the carrot family which includes plants like celery, parsley, cumin, parsnip, and carrot. This delicate herb has its origin in the Mediterranean and Asia Minor (Turkey) regions. The nutritional profile...
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...
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...
Stemonitis axifera is a species of slime mold, and its fruits in clusters on dead wood, and has distinguishing tall reddish-brown sporangia, supported on slender stalks. This species was first described as Trichia axifera by Jean Baptiste François Pierre Bulliard in 1791. Thomas Huston MacBride transferred it to the genus Stemonitis in 1889. Stemonitis fasciculata and Stemonitis smithii are...
Brussels Sprouts ! The Ultimate Cool Weather Crop
Some vegetables, like lettuce and asparagus, are grown for the thrill of an early harvest of fresh-tasting produce for the table. Brussels sprouts are a late thrill. The ultimate cool weather crop, their flavor is actually improved by a touch of frost. Hence, plantings are timed to mature just when days are still warm and sunny but night frosts...
Introduction The cherry tree is one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruit trees. This is not some mythological or mythical tree from ancient history—it is a living, breathing organism that has been around for centuries. Cherry trees have a long history of being used to provide fresh fruit to humans. In fact, they have first cultivated thousands of years ago...
Fruits are undeniably one of nature's most nutrient-rich foods. They contain an extensive variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help good health and prevent disease. Despite the several benefits offered by fruits, they are highly perishable and don't have a longer shelf life, which in results a lot of wasted food and money. Since the chemical composition of...
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...
How to Grow Best Flavors and Sweet Carrots If you pull up a Queen Anne’s lace plant growing along the side of the road, you’ll find that its root is a little white carrot. This wild carrot is the species from which our modern hybrid carrots were developed. Indians ate the wild ones, and so can you. But for most...
Amazing Benefits of Eating Apples. Fruits are one of nature's most invaluable health blessings, which cannot be denied at any stage. Continuous experience has shown that fruits act as a shield against epidemics and the body's immune system. There is an undeniable source of growth. Fruit nutrition has a hidden power to cure diseases that cannot be achieved by...