Our favorite unusual vegetable expert, Niki Jabbour, is here once again to teach us all about another crop to try: amaranth! This superfood plant produces leafy greens that can be used like spinach as well as seed that can be popped like popcorn, ground into flour, or cooked like ... Read More about Amazing Amaranth: All About this Leafy Green, Grain, and Superfood
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Growing anything yourself is always a healthier option than buying produce from the store, but why not step up the nutrition level of your veggie bed this year by growing a superfoods garden? Superfoods are vegetables you can grow in your garden that pack an added punch. They are full of ... Read More about Grow Your Way to a Healthier Life with a Superfoods Garden
Here's what you get! The superfoods seed collection includes 7 annual vegetable plants, including: Lunchbox Pepper Mix, Indigo™ Blue Berries Tomato, Tasti-Lee ® Tomato, Lacinato Kale, Rhubarb Swiss Chard, Bull’s Blood Beet, and Honeyboat Delicata Squash. You can find in-depth descriptions of each ... Read More about Superfoods Garden Kit
Dandelions are a Superfood? Those bright yellow weeds that pop up in the lawn? Yes, that's what we are talking about. Get ready to have your mind blown! Dandelions are some of the most nutritionally dense greens you can eat; far more nutritious than kale or spinach. They are full of vitamins and ... Read More about The Surprising Superfood From Your Backyard: Dandelions
One of the most rewarding ways to grow your own vegetables is to start them from seed, plus it’s a great educational experience for kids big and small. Root veggies like carrots, beets and radishes do the best when planted directly in the soil where they will grow as they have a delicate taproot ... Read More about Starting Veggie Seeds: Soil Temperature is Key!
Whether you see dandelions as lawn invaders or wildflowers, I'm sure that by now you've heard they are a nutritious superfood. What you may not know is how beneficial they are for your skin. I always include dandelions as one of my favorite garden plants to grow for skin care. And what's even ... Read More about Dandelion Flower Herbal Oil Using the Cold-Infusion Method
BUT, Here are Some Reasons to Love Weeds! Wouldn't it be great if we could train slugs to only eat weeds and not ornamental plants and our vegetables? Well, we can't teach slugs (yet) but there are a lot of amazing medicinal and nutritional benefits you can get from "weeds"! This part is no ... Read More about Gotcha!
You Can't Buy THESE at the Grocery Store! Learn about some unique edible fruit plants that grow well in the home garden, but are not often available in grocery store. These seasonal sweet treats go beyond standard apples, oranges, and strawberries with unique colours, attractive plants, a variety of ... Read More about Unique Edible Fruit Plants You Need to Grow in Your Garden
Newspaper seedling pots are useful, inexpensive little containers that can be easily made by cutting strips of newspaper and rolling them around a can, glass, or a fancy-dancy pot maker to make biodegradable starters for your seedlings. Make sure the paper you choose uses a non-toxic ... Read More about VIDEO: How to Make Newspaper Seedling Pots
Healing herbs and gorgeous flower petals make wonderful ingredients in natural skin care products. You may be surprised at how many of the ingredients are common garden plants, many of which you may even be growing in your garden. With all of my recipes and books on skin care, the question I get ... Read More about Common Garden Herbs for a Skin Care Apothecary
It can be quite satisfying to sit down to drink a freshly-steeped cup of tea, especially if you have grown the tea ingredients right in your own backyard! Herbal teas are a gentle way to include healing herbs in your everyday routine. While they don’t have the potency that other herbal preparations ... Read More about Grow a Healing Herbal Tea Garden
There are few things as satisfying as the ritual of harvesting fragrant herbs, then using them to make wonderful herbal tea. Preparing a cup of tea signals your body to focus inward and heal what ails you. When you also grow the herbs in your garden, the ritual expands to a full experience. Growing ... Read More about Harvesting Herbs, Healing, and How to Make the Perfect Cup of Herbal Tea