Aphids and cabbage loopers can be a problem to collards, so place a screen over the plant in its early growth to prevent the cabbage looper moths from layering eggs. In northern climates, plant collards a little earlier for a fall harvest. All collards are green, and look similar to cabbage plants without the snowy head in the middle. In fact, many aficionados swear collards taste better and sweeter after a frost or two. Likely descendants of ancient wild cabbages in Asia, collards as we know them today originated in the eastern Mediterranean. Another important criterion for growing collards greens is moisture.
A chief ingredient of a fiery sauce that is traditional used as an accompaniment to roast beef or grated into coleslaw, horseradish is a vigorous, hardy perennial that forms a mass of leafy growth, but is primarily raised for its pungent roots. Looking after horseradish Read more
Plant dill in full sun and protect it from strong gusts of wind. Growing dill in containers. Is dill a herb or shrub. I find that dill preserved in this way is nearly as good as when it is enjoyed fresh from the garden and Read more
The stems or stalks are thin and have the characteristic celery furrows. Asian growers often call cutting celery by the names Kun Choi or Kin Tsai. However, the leaves are used cooked or raw in a similar fashion to modern celery, for example in salads, Read more
What is an apricot tree useful for. Even if apricots don t produce fruit, they re useful in landscapes for aesthetic purposes. Which apricot trees self-pollinate. The family is very economically important as the source of many cultivated fruits, including Fragaria strawberry , Malus apples Read more
One patient had a reduction in peak expiratory flow rate of up to 36 after exposure to artichoke in the workplace. Globe artichoke is one of the few perennial vegetables and is mainly vegetatively propagated. The artichoke has interesting nutritional characteristics related to its high Read more
The strong aroma and flavor of the onions, leeks and the garlic is due to their content of many sulfur compounds. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus, writes of nine tons of gold being spent to purchase enough onions to feed the builders of the pyramids Read more
Where should you plant alliums. Different to other cultivated alliums, Wild garlic likes moist fertile soil, in either semi shade or full shade. For best results border alliums need a sheltered site to avoid the flower spikes getting blown over and a free-draining soil with Read more
anemone genus of plants XVI, sea anemone large polyp with petal-like tentacles XVIII. anemone windflower Perennial plant found worldwide. HOAD anemone. Anemone comes from the Greek word for wind or breath, anemos , and habitat, mone certainly many an anemone grows in high windy places. Read more
The paperbark itself is extremely useful to them as it serves to line coolamons when used as cradles, as a bandage, like a sleeping mat, as material for building humpies, as an aluminum foil, as a disposable raincoat and for tamping holes in canoes.
Whether you grow pickling cucumbers or slicing cucumbers, you ll have a bounty to share with friends. Plant cucumbers in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter in an area that receives at least 8 hours of bright sun a day. When selecting a Read more
You can grow anise hyssop from seed, by plant division, or by rooting stem cuttings. Other common names for anise hyssop include blue giant hyssop, lavender giant hyssop, and fragrant giant hyssop. The licorice-scented leaves from anise hyssop shrubs are 4 10 cm long. There Read more
Widespread throughout North America, chives are adaptable to most conditions. ledebourianum , and Siberian garlic chives A. Like I said before, chives are tough. Sowing chives. The usual chives grown as a herb, is the straight species, Allium schoenoprasum. Planting chives.
Although turnips are hardy if left unmolested, they are a brassica and as such, have a lot of different kinds of insects and other pests that love to feed on them. Each January in the small town of Piornal, Spain, there is a centuries old Read more
Here s an example Spinach is the green part of a plant, but spinach is a vegetable, not an herb because spinach is prepared as a food itself, not merely to add flavoring to another food. One of the best things about spinach is that Read more
It is recommended that you plant asparagus from transplant , not seed. Commercial growers use a number of herbicides for weed control, though many of those herbicides are unavailable to home gardeners and too expensive to use on a very small plot of asparagus. Do Read more
The Irish and Scottish used to carve out root vegetables like rutabagas and turnips to make the classic scary faces. It was founded by Danish immigrants in 1906, and for many years the majority of America s rutabagas were grown here. These days, rutabagas are Read more
These are your traditional jalapeno type, ready to use whether raw or cooked. The easiest way of growing jalapeno peppers is from seed, as described above in the planting section. Some people use a pressure canner with a tested recipe to can their jalapeno harvest.
Once your bok choy plants start to grow, here s how to keep them happy before they end up on your dinner plate. The flea beetle is a tiny jumping beetle that nibbles shot holes in your growing bok choy leaves. This year, I m Read more
Squash and zucchini shouldn t be grown near watermelon as they often compete for the same soil nutrients and sunlight. When it comes to growing watermelon plants, there are several companion plants that gardeners can use to obtain higher yield and make sure all of Read more
Be sure to keep the weeds at bay during the growing season because they battle with growing radicchio plants for the water and nutrients in the soil. Bacterial leaf spot causes dark, necrotic spots on the leaves of radicchio plants. How you harvest radicchio will Read more
Paris, son of the King of Troy, was to decide which goddess got the apple. Tea made from apple tree bark is an old fashioned remedy. According to one reference, the ordinary apple cider is not fit to be used. Attractors are plants that attract Read more
Because it s shrub-like, compact, and bushy, growing bush basil in a pot is a great choice. The leaves of the bush basil have an intense flavor, so you don t need to use as many as you would with other varieties. A flowering basil Read more
Amla Powder dry amla berries are crushed into fine particles Juice cold pressed fresh amla fruit juice Pickle one can process amla to make either a sour pickle or sweet pickle murabba Triphala Combination of Amla, Haritaki, Bahera Combo Juice Mixture of Amla Giloy Chyawanprash Read more
The entire head of garlic can be roasted whole and the tender cloves used as a spread or added to a soup or sauce. But if you would like the garlic to be the star of the dish, choose a recipe with garlic in the Read more
Common beans are domesticated varieties of a species of wild plant , P. My favorite way to prolong the life of my green beans is through fermentation. I love mixing them with ingredients that highlight their flavor and this recipe for soba noodles with green Read more
Angelica plant Angelica archangelica is closely related to carrots and a member of the parsley family. According to legend, a 14th century monk was visited in a dream by an angel who revealed angelica to him as a cure for the plague. Along with nutmeg Read more
Sowing Direct sow royal carpet sweet alyssum seeds in spring, after the soil warms. Store royal carpet sweet alyssum seeds in a cool, dry place. Sowing Direct sow royal carpet sweet alyssum seeds in spring, after the soil warms.
Crisp baked easy vegan cauliflower Buffalo wings with lime make a zesty barbecue appetizer with their extra-spicy cayenne sauce. You may have heard that cauliflower is difficult to grow, but that s only because it has specific requirements that need to be met in order Read more
If planting tomatoes in a container garden, this is not a problem and you can plant your mint right under the tomato vines. Anise is another herb that is an excellent companion for tomatoes. Thyme is also wonderful for improving the taste of tomatoes. In Read more
How to grow Swiss chard. While beets have been bred for their plump, edible roots, Swiss chard has been bred for its crunchy, delicious leaves. What does Swiss chard taste like. Tomatoes, one of the most popular vegetables, do quite well when paired with chard. Read more
Like other agaves, Agave americana has long been used by the populations of Central and South America for a large variety of purposes, including handicrafts, food, ethnomedicine and livestock feeding. Century plant, American agave, American aloe English , agave américain, agave d Amérique French , Read more
Using maize as a supplement is not recommended for those with diabetes , high or low blood pressure , low potassium , or corn allergies. Up to 12 drops of corn silk tincture may be taken three times a day, in order to lower cholesterol Read more
One of the biggest threats to parsnips is root maggots. The timing of planting parsnips and companion plants varies throughout the year in the Bay Area. Plant companion plants like onions and garlic with parsnips in February. Cow parsnips Heracleum maximum , are a species Read more
Every healthy potato plant can produce from 3 to 25 potatoes. Growing potatoes from true seeds is feasible, but it results in producing different potatoes with different characteristics. The uniformity of potatoes is one of the top priorities of potato growers, and that s why Read more
As your eggplant bush grows thick, large foliage, it s beneficial to prune the leaves and stems. You can tell if your eggplants are ripe by checking them for glossy skin that is firm to the touch. When your eggplant fruits are still young, it Read more
Among the different varieties of chili peppers, the Tabasco , Malagueta , Piri piri African devil , and Kambuzi peppers are the most widespread. The importance of chili peppers was magnified after the Discovery and Conquest when they were rapidly disseminated and adapted to different Read more
Carrots break up the soil as they grow so the roots of the tomatillo plants are not restricted. Other vegetable plants that work well as a companion to the tomatillos include hot peppers and asparagus. Just as basil and parsley are used to complement tomato Read more
The new world has contributed only three significant spices allspice, capsicum peppers, and vanilla. The importance of chili peppers was magnified after the Discovery and Conquest when they were rapidly disseminated and adapted to different regions worldwide. The nutritional profile of chili peppers is rounded Read more
Weakened decoctions of Chinese rhubarb are used for diarrhea, while stronger ones are effective for constipation or cramps with delayed menstruation. Lord Nelson is said to have taken powdered rhubarb on his voyages so that he would have medicine for every eventuality diarrhea, constipation, irritation Read more
The anti adhesive qualities of okra were assumed to be due to a combination of glycoproteins and highly acidic sugar compounds making up a complex three-dimensional structure that is fully developed only in the fresh juice of the okra fruit. Buy okra fruits that are Read more