A tuber is a plant structure that stores energy and nutrients. Although they generally grow underground, they aren't exactly roots. While roots can take in nutrients, tubers only store it, making many of them nutritious edibles.Read Full Story
Soil is an amazing natural resource, providing everything plants need to grow and prosper. All soils contain some level of air, water, organic matter and mineral content. When it comes to gardening, some soil types are superior and have more to offer growing plants.Read Full Story
Legumes are well-known for fixing nitrogen in the soil, but what most people don't know is that they need a little help to create the best soil benefits. This helper is soil inoculant. Inoculants are used primarily with legumes, like peanuts, beans and peas.Read Full Story
Cucumbers add a fresh garden flavor to salads and slaws and are used in a number of beauty products and treatments. There are a great number of cucumber varieties available for home growing. Whether you grow long Armenian cucumbers or small pickling cucumbers, you’ll find growing cucumbers to be a fun and exciting garden hobby.Read Full Story
Native to the Mediterranean, cilantro (or coriander) is a necessary flavor for a variety of ethnic cuisines. Although it looks similar to parsley, cilantro's aroma and flavor is very distinctive. The herb's leaves are called cilantro, and are commonly used in Mexican or Southwestern foods, while the seeds are called coriander and often used in Middle Eastern and Asian dishes.Read Full Story
Brussels sprouts can really divide a crowd. They're the type of veggie you don't just sort of like--you either love them or hate them. I'm on the "love them" side of the fence, and why not? They're green, full of antioxidants and homegrown varieties taste much sweeter and milder than the ones you find in stores!Read Full Story
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