Understanding the Dangers of Sugar Addiction

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Sugar addiction affects millions of people globally. It is so insidious that most people don’t even realize that they are addicted to sugar. If one could simply sit down and write everything with sugar IN it in a food diary, they may see just how bad it really is. Over the past 50 years, there …

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Winter Gardening in Containers

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Many Winter Vegetables Can Be Grown In Containers The satisfaction of growing fresh vegetables is undeniable, but many gardeners do not have a suitable in-ground location to grow them. That’s why choosing to do your winter gardening in containers is a suitable choice. If you are forced to do your cool season gardening in containers …

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What To Store In A Root Cellar

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A root cellar is a wonderful tool for storing your hard earned food. What to store in a root cellar? Here is a handy chart with optimal storage temperatures and storage times. Vegetable Ideal Storage Temperature (F) Relative Humidity (percentage) Average Storage Life Beets 32 95 1-3 months Cabbage 32 90-95 3-4 months Carrots 32 …

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Growing Lettuce and Greens

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Growing lettuce (and many other greens) is very easy. It grows from seed easily, it isn’t too picky about it’s soil, and it keeps on growing as you use it! Best Time to Grow Lettuce Lettuce grows best in cool weather in the spring and in the fall. Some varieties such as endive and radicchio …

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Lettuce & Mixed Salad Greens

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Popular Lettuce & Mixed Salad greens to grow in your garden. About Lettuce… Lettuce is not known in the wild. The progenitor of the many forms of garden lettuce was probably Lactuca serriola, a common weed that grows in waste places, fields and clearings in Europe, northern Asia and North Africa. The Europeans have developed …

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Lamb’s Ears: Grow a Potent Antibacterial Bandage in Your Back Yard

If you are working in your garden and want to provide your family with a strong antibacterial bandage in case of emergency, then look no further than Lambs Ears. Stachys byzantina, more commonly known as Lambs Ear, is an easy care herb with soft, velvet-like leaves that appear wooly. Due to the reflecting nature of …

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5 Ways Sugar Causes Disease

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Most adults know that sugar is detrimental to their health. We know that sugar causes disease, yet, our eyes glaze over and our mouths water when we look at those enticing cookies as we pass the bakery in the grocery store. Why the temptation? Temptation gets the better of most people, and the next thing …

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Homestead Where You Are

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So you don’t have land, or livestock, or a garden… How can you start homesteading where you are? What does homesteading mean anyway? Wikipedia says, Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of food, and may also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for …

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