Category: Healthy living

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.

How to Grow Asparagus in a Container

Although you won’t be able to get the same abundant harvest if you planted in an outdoor garden area, it is possible to grow asparagus in containers if you are patient and attentive to your plants. Asparagus needs large amounts of fertile earth to produce in high quantities, but can still produce a nice modestly-sized harvest with container gardening.

7 Tricks to Getting the Most Out of Your Garden

Here are same organic tips and tricks to get the most out of your planting space.

If you’re like most people, you want to maximize the potential of your garden. The good news is that there are a number of organic ways to get hundreds of pounds of tomatoes from a 4 foot by 25 foot bed and much, much more. The following tricks come from organic gardeners who have learned the tricks to getting the most out of every square foot of your garden space.…