Have you ever noticed that your appetite tends to mimic the seasons? In winter, we crave hearty foods with potatoes, squash, garlic and onions and other cool-season produce. In summer, we're all about the veggies that have a refreshingly high wat... Read more
When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo... Read more
The popularity of vegetable gardening has waxed and waned over time, but given the fact that people have been gardening for the past 10,000 years, chances are we’ll never stop. Gardening has a rich history, and it is fascinating to see how peop... Read more
Bend, twist, reach, and pull.
While this may sound like an intensive aerobics class, these are actually movements you do while working in the garden. Researchers estimate that gardening burns an average of 300 calories per hour, while heavy yard... Read more
People take an interest in gardening for a variety of reasons—higher quality produce, exercise in the great outdoors, or saving money. Whether you hope to discover your green thumb or save a little green, growing your own fruits and vegeta... Read more
"She sent her children to daycare with with lunches containing leftover homemade roast beef and potatoes, carrots, an orange and some milk.
She did not send along any "grains".
As a consequence the school provided her children with, I kid... Read more
For the past 3 days, I've limited my calorie intake to 1200-1500. And at first that may not seem like it's enough, but my body's adjusted splendidly! No crazed hunger, ravenous appetite. No feeling dizzy because I have been eating regular meals.WA-HO... Read more
I love to be outdoors and play in the dirt. I have a large selection of cactus and succulents and can't leave a store without browsing among the assortment of plants in the gardening department.... Read more
Hi my name is Diane and I have 3 gardens that keep me BUSY. I was out of town last week and when I came home my tomatoes were coming in (Finally) and now is the time to start making and canning salsa and Spaghetti sauce. Salsa is so fabulous as it... Read more
How has your garden done so far? Planning to plant a winter garden?
I moved to a new house this last year and now have a fairly typical backyard vs my previous backyard, which was really small (I had room for a few veggies in pots). So, I thou... Read more
I have started a herb garden in addition to my veggie garden[with flowers outlining it!] and since my hubby mulched the herb garden for me, those weeds are being stifled and much LESS showing UP! So, it's off to the garden supply store to get mulch f... Read more
Today I planted myself a vision garden. I thought of the garden as a metaphor of sorts for my own journey of renewal. My garden symbolizes a fresh beautiful start in life... so, when I go out to tend my garden it serves as a reminder that I, much li... Read more
A married couple in Montreal wanted to improve their health, so they planted a vegetable garden (picture at left is a stock photo, not their garden). By growing their own cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, beets, onions and Brussels sprouts (among other... Read more
Historically, first ladies have had their own agendas and things they want to promote while their husbands are in office. For example, Laura Bush championed America's libraries and Hilary Clinton focused on health care reform. One of Michelle Obama... Read more
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