Saturday, September 18, 2010

Okra And Its Health Benefits

By Rosy Vohra

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The worldwide used versatile vegetable called okra is characterized by green color, elongated and tapering ridged pods infused with double row of seeds and slimy texture when cut open. This integral member of the cotton family is indigenous to regions around the Nile in North Africa and the Middle East for it was discovered dating as far as 3500 years ago in Ethiopia. Early Egyptians are known to love its taste. Okra later transcended to North America enroute slave trade and then to Europe, Asia and South and Central America.

Besides being low in calories it is aplenty with vitamins of the category A, Thiamin, B6, C, folic acid, riboflavin, calcium, zinc and dietary fiber. Eating okra is much recommended for pregnant woman besides other for it is rich in folic acid which is essential in the neural tube formation of the fetus during 4-12 weeks of gestation period in the mother's womb.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Growing Tomatoes - A Guide For First Time Tomato Growers

The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table: Recipes, Portraits, and History of the World's Most Beautiful FruitBy: Philip Turner

Growing tomatoes has to be one of the most rewarding of all vegetable growing activities. Seeing those large red globes appear, as if from nowhere, is awe-inspiring.

There are hundreds of tomato varieties you can grow so try growing two or three different ones. Once you find a favorite you can then grow that one every year, and a few others, just in case you find an even better one.

Most tomatoes grow better in a greenhouse, but most gardeners do not have a greenhouse and must grow their tomatoes outdoors. A conservatory makes a good alternative to a greenhouse, better in some ways because it is larger and better ventilated.

You can start now by experimenting by buying different varieties of tomatoes at the supermarket. Try the yellow varieties because their taste is unbelievable. They are expensive, but if you like them then next year you can grow your own.

Order your seeds from specialist seed catalogs if you want the maximum choice. Garden centers only stock a few of the most popular varieties of seeds.

You need to decide between bush type tomatoes and the traditional type that require staking. If you grow bush tomatoes they are best grown in large containers to keep the fruits off the ground. You might have seen photos of bush tomatoes growing in hanging baskets - Forget it. There is not enough compost to support the roots of a tomato plant in any hanging basket.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Indoor Herb Gardening

Watch this video to get some tips on indoor herb gardening.  They are great and easy to apply. Happy gardening

Indoor gardening is becoming popular nowadays beacuse it saves space and is a great hobby.
hope you enjoy the video.

Here sre some materials on indoor gardening. check them out.

Gardening Indoors with Soil & Hydroponics  Indoor Gardening Tool Set  Gardening Indoors: The Indoor Gardener's Bible   Indoor Gardening the Organic Way: How to Create a Natural and Sustaining Environment for Your Houseplants   Indoor Culinary Herb Garden Starter Kit- Start Growing Fresh Cooking Herbs & Spices- Great Gift Idea!- Seeds: Parsley, Thyme, Cilantro, Basil, Dill, Oregano, Sweet Marjoram, Chives, Savory, Garlic Chives, Mustard, Sage

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Foods That Make Your Breasts Larger Revealed!

By George Christodoulou 

Girls Gone Wild: Best Breasts EverPerceptions about female beauty have always been subject to periodic fluctuation, as each generation of mankind has sought its own definition of the ideal female form. A few hundred years ago, feminine corpulence was all the rage in Europe, as both men and women idealized female bodies that were much fleshier than most people would find attractive today. However, women today still want to look like women - and for many that entails having curves. If you are one of the millions of American women for whom breast size is a serious concern, you can put your mind at ease. There are, in fact, foods that can make your breasts larger!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Great Tips on Indoor Herb Gardening

By Tim Adam

Your Backyard Herb Garden: A Gardener's Guide to Growing Over 50 Herbs Plus How to Use Them in Cooking, Crafts, Companion Planting and MoreA lot of people are now into indoor herb gardening. Yard space is no longer a problem when growing herbs because provided that you have containers or pots, you will have a fresh supply of herbs like basil, parsley, sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and many others. It does not really matter if you lack experience because the tips below may be able to help you. Indoor herb gardening is simple and you can start on it right away.
Determine your budget now so that you can start shopping for the needed supplies. If you have containers at home, you may use them but if you prefer a more presentable container, you should buy pots from garden centers. Never forget to get fertilizer, gloves, small spade, and soil. If you have garden soil in your yard, it can be used for indoor herb gardening but you should check if it is right for herbs. The soil should be well drained which means that when you pick up the soil, it will break easily. Commercial soil is recommended because it already contains nutrients and plant foods.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Choosing the Right Plants and Color Combinations For Your Garden

By Ramir Sarmiento

5 Money Tree Plants Braided into 1 Tree -Pachira-4" PotPurchasing plants for your garden is not just getting any type of it just because it is beautiful. We need to examine first our garden where it will grow. Consider the amount of sunlight your garden gets to know the right type of vegetation suited for your garden.

There are many types of plants with various look, which may be convenient to grow in your backyard. You can go for plants that grow even without too much sunlight. You can also opt for sun-loving flora for warm environment, or you can choose swamp plants. It mainly depends on the type of garden and weather you have.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Basic Information On Setting Up Your Own Italian Herb Garden

By: Marie Davis

Field Guide to Herbs & Spices: How to Identify, Select, and Use Virtually Every Seasoning at the Market (Field Guide To...)Italian herbs are quintessential items on all of your favorite dishes from salmon to pasta to chicken. You will be amazed at how easy it is to set up your own Italian herb garden and grow basil, thyme, oregano and much more by following a few simple steps.

The Benefits Of A Tea Herb Garden

By: Brian Chamberlain

The Herbal Tea Garden: Planning, Planting, Harvesting & BrewingA Tea herb garden has some really great benefits and many people have taken to drinking herbal teas. The lack of caffeine is a nice way to enjoy a drink without feeling tense. Those looking to get a boost from what they are drinking can find it in a different way. While many people like to drink herbal teas, the question is in how the herbs were grown. There is no way to be sure if there were pesticides used when you buy commercial teas. If they were used, how well did they get washed out. It is much better to grown your own and use more organic methods to keep your garden pest free.

The Windowsill Herb Garden Is The Perfect Little Garden

Italian Herb Garden Trio: Indoor Garden Gift Set incl. 3 planters, dip tray, seeds, peat soil pellets. Those who live in the city are limited in the plants they can grow. You may want to have greenery in your home, but are unsure how to accomplish this. A windowsill herb garden is a great way to be able to enjoy plants in your home. The great thing about this kind of garden is it is beautiful to look at and provides a great smell. Herbs have many different uses and will make your home more enjoyable. If you live in a high-rise apartment, you and your herbs will form a symbiotic relationship.

Herb Garden Information - A Simple Startup Guide

By: Eustache Davenport

Burpee Complete Herb Garden
In the Beginning:
At first, according to Genesis, all plants found on Earth other than the grass and trees were herb plants. Humans learned quickly to use them for daily household requirement and many references can be found in the Bible and medieval writings. The Chinese insist that they were the first to make use of herbs for medicinal use.

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