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How to Grow Your Own Turmeric

Turmeric has been hailed as a superfood, and for good reason. It has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that mean it can be used for cleaning wounds, and it has anti-inflammatory properties that make it great for people who have pain caused by arthritis. In fact, there are over 600 estimated preventative applications for turmeric as well as 175 different physiological benefits. For those who want to limit the pharmaceutical drugs they use, turmeric may be able to replace ibuprofen among others.…

Swiss Chard: Easy to Grow and So Very Healthy

You’ve probably often heard of the importance of including leafy green vegetables in your diet, and so you’ve probably also heard of Swiss chard. Because of its relationship to beets, it is also known as leaf beet. It not only has the same nutritional value as spinach, but it is also much easier to grow. Swiss chard contains 300 times the daily recommended value of vitamin K per cup in addition to being high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, iron, potassium, and dietary fiber.

10 Citrus Trees That Can be Grown In a Pot

You can have a sunnier winter if you decide to grow one of these bright citrus plants indoors during the winter season.

With a suitable soil, adequate nourishing, the proper pot, protection from the cold, and a sunny indoor window, any gardener will be able to grow citrus in a container year-round successfully. As a matter of fact, various citrus, as well as dwarf citrus species, bloom, fruit or flower during the cold months, joyfully cheering many up in a cold winter.…

It Is Pumpkin Season – How to Make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds is one of the favorite fall traditions for a lot of family, and there are also a number of health benefits to eating pumpkin seeds. Some recent studies have shown that pumpkin seeds can help lower your risk of developing kidney problems and diabetes. They also have high levels of magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, and other important nutrients. Plus, they’re easy to make at home!

Leaf Composting Guide

Why Use Leaves For Composting

Did you know that the leaves from just one big tree may be worth up to $50 in plant food? Pound for pound, leaves have twice as many nutrients as manure, which means you’re wasting a valuable resource if you don’t compost your leaves. Leaves contain important plant nutrients such as nitrogen, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

4 Reasons to Love Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is both delicious, and extremely beneficial to your health. It is a vinegar made from fermenting apple cider. The process begins with apples which are made into cider, and then the sugar from the apples is converted into alcohol by bacteria, and then the alcohol becomes vinegar.

The many benefits of apple cider vinegar have been studied by medical professionals and are well-documented in various studies that have been carried out. Some of the benefits that have been found include skin care, allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, diabetes, gout, the flu, heartburn, sore throats, and high cholesterol.…

US Veterans Will Be Feeding America

There are approximately 200,000 active service members who will be receiving training and necessary resources to begin careers in agriculture as they transition out of the military.

This will mean trading in tanks for tractors, and their combat boots for rubber boots. This is all due to the agriculturally-focused career programs that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is creating.

Organic Farmers Aware: Who Can Afford GMO Contamination?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their latest data collected from the organic farming sector in the end of Septembre. Their data was collected from a number of organic farmers during this year. The results have confirmed what many organic farmers have already been saying, that although organic sales are going up, the amount of organic farms is going down. Sadly, this pattern is a familiar one throughout the world and has been sparking a number of discussions throughout the organic communities.