How to Grow Broccoli

If you have a vegetable garden, do yourself a favor and learn how to grow broccoli (Brassica oleracea) because growing broccoli is not hard to grow at all! Broccoli is closely related to Cabbage, Kale, Cauliflower, and Brussels Sprouts and, like these other members of the Brassica genus, requires a fertile soil with good moisture-holding …

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Natural Pest Control – Good for You – Bad for the Bugs

natural pest control for ants

Scientists tell us that we share our planet with more insects and arachnids than all the other inhabitants combined. Scientists will also tell you that we need all those creeping, crawling, flying, six and eight legged beasties for the life and health of the planet and its citizens, including ourselves. That’s fine with most of …

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History of Cabbage and Kale or Coles

varieties of cabbages

Cabbage and kale are among the hardiest and most nutritious vegetables a home gardener can grow with ease. Both are handsome in the garden, with colors ranging from pale green through dark battleship blue, to deep reddish purple. Flavors range from mild to strong, and both lend themselves to dishes both raw and cooked. The …

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