Thursday , October 18 2018

Ginger

Ginger is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems over a meter tall, bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers. Its rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. Originating in the tropical jungles in Southern Asia, ginger does not survive frost …

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Baby-greens

Larger than microgreens, baby-greens are plants that have developed at least their first set of true leaves or more, but the number of species grown as baby-green is way smaller. Usually, the plants used to obtain baby-greens are lettuce and other salad greens. Plants grown for baby-greens are started in …

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Microgreens

While sprouts are grown in a dark and wet medium, microgreens are grown in soil or soil-like materials such as peat mos and require high light levels, if possible natural sunlight, with low humidity and good air circulation. Microgreens seeds are planted at much lower density compared to the seeds …

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Sprouts

Sprouting is the practice of germinating seeds. The shoots of germinated seeds are then to be eaten raw in salads and sandwiches or cooked in vegetable dishes, soups, stews, casseroles or stirfry. They are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and proteins. The most common types of seeds used for …

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Avocado

Avocado (Persea americana) is an evergreen tree native to Central America, so most varieties are sensitive to cold and frost. It belongs to the same flowering plant family Lauraceae, along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. The trees grow up to 20 m tall, having alternately arranged leaves of 12-25 …

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Gardening with Herbs

As a gardener who uses herbs, you know that herbs are so versatile. Herbs have it all: interesting foliage, attractive flowers and heady scents. There are herbs that will suit any garden, whatever the style and size. Herbs are adaptable plants to a wide range of climates. Many of them …

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Scales

When making preserves we do not need to be absolutely precise, a small variation on quantities is not such a big problem, but a scale can be very helpful, especially for recipes that require more ingredients that need to be measured. You can always know how much of an ingredient …

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Pans

Traditional preserving pans have sloping sides, a lip for pouring and a carrying handle. These will make it easier to use but are not essential qualities. The pan that you should use for preserving must have the following characteristics: It should be made of a non-reactive material, such as stainless …

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Herbs that attract wildlife

Leaves and flowers of many herbs that we grow in our gardens attract winged wildlife. The most important garden pollinators: bees, butterflies and hummingbirds will find herbs both delicious and alluring. A diverse herb collection will help them to find in your garden nectar, pollen and larvae food source. Also …

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Edible Flowers

An edible garden should be also nice, so we use flowers for that. But we could use flowers that are edible too. Also many edible plant are having edible flowers that we can use in the kitchen. Anyway, don’t imagine you can have a whole meal consisting of flowers. Many …

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