Category: Healthy living

How to Improve Your Skills in the Garden

The hobby of gardening is a very seasonal activity, and you may find yourself with nothing much to do during the cold months of winter. Luckily, this makes it the perfect time of year to brush up on your skills and learn about gardening as a theory. After all, there is always something to learn about this dynamic hobby, even if you’re knee-deep in the snow.…

Using Milk as Soil Food

Most people will be amazed to hear that using milk on the compost and in the garden is a good way to feed the soil. This claim was not widely accepted by all not until a closer inspection was done and it began to make sense to people. The presence of enzymes, proteins amino acid and natural sugars in milk makes it a food and it’s beneficial to both humans and animals.

These same nutrients in milk can also be used to nurture a healthy community of fungi and microbes in your manure and the soil of your garden. Raw …

How Healthy are Beets?

The two most compelling reasons why beets have always been such a popular vegetable is their ease of maintenance in a garden and the fact that little of the plant goes to waste because most of it is perfectly edible. In fact, the leaves of the plant have more nutrients than the beet root itself.

If you think of a beet, you probably call to mind that plump root with a deep maroon shade, but actually beets can be a few different colors: there are yellow beets and even white beets. Although beets can survive very warm weather, they thrive …

The Latest News About Cabbage

Let’s face it; cabbage is certainly not the most popular member of the cruciferous vegetable family. But it should be. I am going to tell you why and discuss the different benefits cabbage has.

Before we can discuss this, let’s talk about what it isn’t good for. It has some of the greatest medical benefits. By incorporating cabbage into your diet two or three times a day, you will begin to see many of the significant health benefits.…

Rules Of Pressure Canning

Always make sure you clear the harvest safely and easily by applying these pressure-canning procedures.

Using the boiling water-bath canning protocol, the rules are straightforward and tools easy to use. The food preserver collects together vegetables containing high pH-high acidity level, such as berries, peaches or tomatoes. It prepares the food to its liking—may be with some added acidity, fills the jars and within a little time of processing, changes the jars to cool.…

Organic Gardening is Rising

The above video features John Dromgoole, owner of The Natural Gardener,1 an educational organic gardening center in Austin, Texas. According to Dromgoole, Generation X’ers have become a driving force of his business. He’s seen a near 500 percent increase in vegetable, herb, and seed sales, for example, compared to previous years.…

Watercress-How To Grow It

Are you looking for one super food to grow in your homes? Then look no further, the answer is watercress. It is contains more of Vitamin A, VitaminB1, VitaminB3, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, calcium, potassium and iron; wow! You can never imagine getting all these nutrients from any other vegetable. You will be excited and even feel more fulfilled than just being champion growing veggies. Your entire body will gain from the health values.

This easily grown veggie is known worldwide for its nice peppery taste and for its distinct nutritional values. Watercress has been identified as a good veggie …

10 Reasons to Eat More Garlic

Garlic has been used around the world for a variety of ailments for many years. One of the reasons it is so popular is that it is very versatile and can be easily added to a variety of dishes. It is also readily available in fresh, dried, or powdered form. Getting garlic in dried and powdered forms make it easy to store and have for everyday use, plus you get the same benefits as eating fresh garlic cloves.…

How to Infuse Your Own Water – Complete Guide & Recipes

Everybody knows the many health benefits of drinking enough water, but sometimes plain water gets boring. Then, it’s time to spice things up a bit by drinking infused water. Infused water is not only delicious, but it also helps add nutrients to you water, making it even more healthy for you. Although you can by flavored water in nearly any store, they’re often loaded with sugars and other additives. Instead, infuse your own water to save money and improve your health.

Get a Longer Growing Season by Using Cold Frames

You probably believe like most gardeners that the growing season is determined by the last frost of spring and the first frost of fall.

Simply, the truth is that you can easily expand both ends of your growing season by up to a month by implementing cold frames. In fact, there are some climates in which cold frames allow gardeners to continue to plant and harvest all the way through the winter. It can also help you acclimate young pepper and tomato seedlings to outdoor conditions.