Broccoli is a cool-weather vegetable, prone to expansive flowering when exposed to too much heat. Dense, dark-green heads are full of flavor, which, straight from the garden, is unbeatable!
5-11 (Find your hardiness zone.)
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Expand your vocabulary or clarify some common gardening words and phrases with this easy-to-follow glossary of common terms. Bookmark this for later use!
Acidic soil - Any soil with a pH lower than 7.
Alkaline (basic) soil - Any soil with a... Read more
The next time a recipe calls for fresh basil, skip the poor substitute of dried basil, forgo the last-minute dash to the supermarket for some overpriced wilted basil, and just pluck a few tender leaves off of the basil plant you have growing in your... Read more
Imagine that you are the same age as your child…
What grade were you in?
Who was your teacher?
Your best friend?
Imagine that you are outside…
Did you have a place that you considered your own?
A treehous... Read more
Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits... Read more
I went out to the graveyard yesterday and put flowers on all my families graves. I got lost several time and ended up walking about 4 or 5 miles all together. I enjoyed that as a form of exercise... Read more
I love Fresh Flowers all over the House---they give a really cheerful feeling and add colour to the ambience.To keep these from wilting and losing their freshness, add 0.5 tsp.of Sugar to the Water in the Flower Pot before arranging the Flowers in i... Read more
It’s hard to believe that a tiny part of a flower can also be a highly prized spice. Have you ever tasted the most expensive spice in the world?What Is Saffron?The delicate threads of saffron are actually the stigma of the purple crocus. Each f... Read more
Sometimes healthy eating gets you down,
Seeing no-good-goodies all around,
Feeling like you shouldn’t eat,
Well, here’s how to smile without a treat...
Have a nice long bubble bath,
To wash away the day’s aftermath,
Take the kids to the p... Read more
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