Nutritional Facts About Cucumbers

Cucumber and Your Health

As we looked at earlier in the article (vegetable garden) on growing and caring for cucumber, we learned that caring for cucumber is pretty easy. Also what I want to note here is that there are three cultivators of cucumbers. First, you have sliced, secondly, you have pickling and thirdly you have burpless.

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Cucumbers

1. Slicing Cucumbers

Cucumbers that are grown to eat in salads are called slicing cucumbers, these cucumbers are picked before they turn yellow. Cucumbers that are grown for this purpose have hard skin and a smoother  texture

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Nutritional Facts About Carrots

Promoting Your Health with Carrots

Do you remember the bugs bunny cartoon series that old warner bros cartoon, I remembered him most for his famous phrase “what’s up doc” as he chewed on a piece of carrot, I am sure this made eating carrots interesting for a lot of children

I know of a family member who was inspired by this, from a toddler she would say what’s up doc and began to chew on a carrot stick talk about inspiration, what a way to get a child to eat her veggies. In this article, we will be looking at carrot varieties, the nutrients that they contain, and how they can help us combat certain illnesses.

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Vegetable garden

How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

Vegetables contain a good source of vitamins that can enhance our health and strengthen our bodies to fight off sickness and diseases. Vegetables are more potent when eaten raw or semi-cooked.

Overcooking vegetables can destroy many vitamins they contain, so we will be looking at vegetables and how we can plant and care for them in our vegetable garden. There is nothing like growing and harvesting your very own vegetables from your home garden. The first vegetable that we will be looking at is carrots.

Planting and care of carrots

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Carrots

Carrots are not only one of the favorite of the looney cartoon character bungs bunny but are also a favorite of many worldwide, carrots are loaded with Vitamin A that is good for your eyesight which can increase your body’s defense system. So let’s plant some carrots.

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Health Benefits of Herbs

Nutritional Facts about Basil

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Basil Herb

Basil contains many vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, and Magnesium. Basil is rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants aids in protecting cells from damage, it also strengthens the immune system. Basil helps to improve blood flow. A study has shown that basil fights bacteria, chronic diseases, and viruses.

So as you can see there is more to basil than its stunning taste. So load up on this herb to improve your health and I promise you won’t regret it.

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How To Grow Herbs

Steps to Growing Garden Herbs

Herbs are one of Eden’s wonders that can bring delightful taste to your table causing family and friends to keep coming back for more of those scrumptious meals, I have been cooking for almost 30 years and most of those years I have used herbs since the day I got introduce to them. So we will be looking at these fascinating wonders of nature and how we can grow them out of our backyard and how they can make us healthier.

Growing Basil

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Basil Herb

For me basil tops the list I use a few leaves from this herb in soups or when I am steaming foods, you can visit your nursery and purchase the seed or you can buy the plant itself, If growing from seed it will be of great benefit of purchasing garden soil. When planting from seed make sure that the seeds are not pressed too deeply into the soil, plant basil in an area where it can get enough sunlight about six hours is sufficient, make sure that the soil does not dries out completely, water more in hot weather.

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Nutritional facts about oranges

Orange a Rich Source of Vitamin C

Oranges are a good source of  Vitamin C and can aid the body in tremendous ways. Where would orange juice be without oranges or what about orange peel tea?  We will be looking more in-depth at how this fruit can add zest to your life.

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Oranges

Fun facts

1. There are over 600 varieties of oranges worldwide.

2. You can graft an orange tree with grapefruit or any citrus tree and have a citrus variety growing from the same tree.

3. Orange trees were first grown in China.

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Nutritional Facts About Apples

A Superfood to Add to Your Diet

Apples are a good source of vitamins. They are also rich in antioxidants, dietary fibres, and flavonoids. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may reduce the risk of developing heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and diabetes.

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Red Apples

It is believed that the antioxidants found in apples can prevent and repair oxidation damage that happens during normal cell activity.

Try one its good for you!

Apples have the ability to reduce tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria in your mouth according to studies. So take advantage of this fruit and make it a part of your diet.

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Preparing your Garden for planting

Steps to Successful Gardening

Before planting a garden it is always important to map out where the garden is going to be.  The perfect location is

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Cabbage

crucial because that will determine if your Garden will be successful or not. Be mindful to choose an area that is in a sunny location because plants need a considerable amount of sunlight in order to grow and survive. With good watering practices, your plants will be able to photosynthesize (the process of plants making food).

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Garden Soil Nature’s Gold

Nature’s Gold

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Good garden soil

One thing to remember is that in order to have a healthy garden, soil plays an important part if you are to have any success. Those delicious fruits and vegetables that we see when we go to the supermarket can only be produced in part because of the soil quality that they were grown in.  The soil is such an important part of a plant’s life that without it, we can forget about those wonderful fruits, vegetables, and herbs that we love and flavor our meals with.

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Eden’s Garden

The website ‘Eden’s Garden’ was designed to make gardening and landscaping a fun and rewarding experience while acquiring the knowledge needed to manage a successful garden. Yes, we are going Back To Eden! As you search this website you will be learning the many aspects of landscape, gardening, interior plant scape, and a whole lot more.

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Garden fruits

Successful Fruit Planting

There is an old saying that goes “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, from a child I have heard that saying and that saying is still true. From the begging that’s how the creator God design it to be. Fruits, vegetables, and herbs. So let’s go Edens way and make these fruits and greens a part of our diet.

Planting an Apple Tree

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Red Apples

The planting site off an apple tree should be in a sunny location with good drainage and proper air circulation, one thing to note is to add organic material to the planting hole such as dry chicken or cow manure or some other organic material. In the north plant in the spring and in the south where autumn and winter months are often rainy it is best to plant as early in autumn as it gives the roots a good head start before the spring season.

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