Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomatoes:  Delicious & Nutritious  Whether you refer to a tomato as a fruit or a vegetable, there is no doubt that a tomato is a nutrient-dense, super-food that most people should be eating more of. Tomatoes are packed full of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants and are a rich source of vitamins A and C and folic acid.. The tomato has been referred to as a “functional food,” a food that goes beyond providing just...

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Start Your Garden Indoors!

Start Your Garden Indoors!

GARDENING Can’t wait for spring?  Here’s some tips to jump start your garden …    Seeding indoors is a great way to get your garden started! If you start vegetable plants indoors, it is often helpful to list seeding dates on a calendar so that plants are ready for transplanting at the proper time. To do this, choose your transplant date and count back the number of weeks necessary to grow your own transplants....

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Grow Microgreens

Grow Microgreens

Grow in your home! Unlike sprouts, microgreens are vegetables or herbs that are grown in a shallow container of media (also known as seed-starting mix) by a sunny windowsill or under fluorescent lights. Microgreens are harvested when plants are small and immature, with just their first pair of leaves, called cotyledons. In this tender young stage, nutrients are concentrated, textures are delicate, and you can enjoy the essence of each flavor as...

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How to Grow Orchids Indoors

How to Grow Orchids Indoors

The Beautiful Orchid Blooming orchids look so ethereal that it’s hard to believe you can grow them inside your home. Selecting Orchids      Look beyond the pretty face when deciding which orchid to grow indoors. First, assess the growing conditions you can offer an orchid, and make your choice from there. Light, temperature, humidity, your watering tendencies, and fertilizing all play a role in growing orchids. Light...

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Peppers

Peppers

GARDENING Sweet or spicy, peppers are popular in the kitchen! It’s time to start thinking about starting pepper seeds indoors! When to start peppers: 
Start peppers indoors 8 to 10 weeks before average last spring frost, and transplant them out when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. In mild climates, though, peppers can be sown directly into a greenhouse or garden soil 2 to 4 weeks after...

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