How To Grow Figs

Tips to Growing Figs

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Fig Tree

Figs are a superfood that has made its mark and has been around for some time, figs are filled with vitamins and have so many benefits. Including these trees in your garden is an added benefit.

In fact, figs have been around since ancient times.  The bible dates figs back as far as thousands of years which means that the ancients knew about this fruit. Even Jesus made mention of this tree in the bible so the fig tree has survived from century to century and has come down to us.

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How To Plant Blackberries

Planting, Growing, And Harvesting Blackberry Bushes

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Blackberries

It is good to have a landscape with flowering plants but my belief is it is better to have edible plants or plants that produce edible fruits. It is such a great feeling to take a walk in your garden and to be able to eat the fruits of your labor.

Sometimes we spend so much time in our gardens laboring away to ensure that our plants are well taken care of so it is only fair to be able to reap the reward to share with family and friends.

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Growing Blueberries In Pots

Growing Blueberries in Pots

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Blueberries

A super fruit that is worth our attention is the blueberry plant which is loaded with vitamins and contains so many benefits that will have you feeling like a king.

This superfood is a favorite of so many households and is grown in many countries.  How would you love to have this superfood growing in your garden?

I can think of many delicious recipes like pancakes and muffins that are a real treat with this fruit how about you what are your favorite treats that include blueberries?

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How To Grow Radishes

 Planting, growing, and harvesting radishes

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Radishes

Radishes are great to add to your home garden. These superfoods are filled with vitamins and have so many benefits that we will be looking at them a bit later. But how do we plant, grow and harvest radishes?

Some facts about radish

Radishes are hardy, cool-season vegetables that can produce crops from season to season. Radishes are easily grown, also the seeds of radishes can be planted in the spring and fall.

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Growing Asparagus

Living healthy with this superfood

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Asparagus

Living healthy should always be our goal because as we take care of our bodies we will reap the rewards of good health and longevity. Adding superfoods to our diet can promote good health but too often these superfoods are rejected for that which is pleasing to our taste buds which can cause much harm.

What better way to give our bodies what it needs by growing these superfoods in our home garden. Asparagus is a superfood that is worth taking a closer look at.

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Peas Growing Guide

Growing, Caring for, and Harvesting Peas

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Pigeon Peas

Taking a trip down memory lane as we say I recall my childhood days of one day deciding to construct my very first home garden. I was so excited as I cleaned and prepared the planting site.

I still can remember lining the borders of the garden with stones, as I tried my best to make my little garden the perfect garden, my little hands with a shovel, rake, and other garden equipment working well into the evening very happy envisioning how wonderful everything would look.

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Tips For Growing Beans

Simple Steps to Grow Beans

Jack and the Beanstalk

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Red kidney beans

One of my favorite fairy tale story as a child growing up was Jack and the Beanstalk. This fairy tale had a very adventurous storyline that always kept me on the edge of my seat as to what was about to happen next.

Most of us if not all of us know how the story ends with jack slaying the giant, both him and his mother getting the golden goose of the giant that lays the golden eggs and in the end becomes very rich.

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Growing Brussel Sprouts

Recharging your diet with this SUPERFOOD

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Brussel Sprouts

Vegetables provide us with so many benefits that’s why it is so important that we make them a part of our diet. These superfoods have proven time and again to bring natural healing.

I have written several articles on the benefits of many of these vegetables and brussel sprout is one of those veggies that has its list of vitamins and benefits. But before we discuss some of these benefits we will be looking at how to grow and care for Brussels sprouts.

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Regrow Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps

Kitchen scraps a gold mine

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Vegetables

Don’t trash the gold, regrow it to save $$$$$$$$. This ought to be our mindset in this day and time especially with the cost of living whichever seems to be on the increase. Now is the time for us to become not only health conscious but also penny conscious because there is an old saying that goes”a dollar saved is a dollar earned.

How many of us over the years have thrown away that piece of veggie that could have been regrown instead of having to keep purchasing from the supermarket. Believe it or not, millions of dollars are being trashed every year simply by throwing away parts of vegetables that can be reused.

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Planting, Growing And Harvesting Turnips

Tips for growing turnips successfully

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Turnips

Turnips are a great choice to add to your spring garden. What makes these veggies so awesome is they can either be planted in the spring or in the fall and eaten cooked or raw. Turnips are easy to grow so adding these to your garden will be of great benefit. So what are the steps in growing turnips?

Steps for planting, growing, and harvesting turnips

1. Location is so important, turnips require full sunlight although partial shade will do.

2. Using organic soil or compost will help your plants to establish easier thereby helping you to yield a good harvest.

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Growing Coco plums

How to Successfully Grow Coco Plums

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Coco plum shrub

Coco plums are one of nature’s wonders, this plant can be grown and maintained either as a hedge which is formal or informal letting it take off and grow, or even as a tree.

Coco plums is a native of Florida, the Caribbean of which I am a part and also Latin America. Coco plums are very delicious and have a sweet taste.

The international airport where I am employed grows these plums throughout its landscape and gardens which I oversee. When the season comes to harvest many of the airport’s staff can be seen walking about in the parking lots and garden areas picking and feasting upon these plums.

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Growing Eggplants

Growing and harvesting eggplants

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Eggplants

Popular belief has it that eggplants are veggies when in fact it is a botanical fruit that belongs to the nightshade family of plants that includes bell peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and so on.

Eggplants have been dated back as far as 2000 years ago. That is a lot of years that this fruit has been upon planet earth being used in so many dishes by so many cultures worldwide. Eggplants are loaded with vitamins and have many benefits.

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Growing Cauliflower Plants

Tips to Grow Cauliflower

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Cauliflowers

Growing Cauliflowers is not hard at all, all it takes is some know-how and you will be on your way to harvesting your very own homegrown cauliflower. Nothing gives the home gardener more delight than to eat those fruits herbs and veggies they grew with their own hands.

This was my experience on many occasions as I labored in my garden on a daily basis and watched as those seeds sprouted, grew, produced flowers, and gave me a harvest which said to me that the time was well invested as I ate and enjoyed the fruits of my labor.

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Growing Sugar Cane

Simple Steps to Growing Sugar Cane

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Sugar Canes

Sugar cane is best grown in tropical and subtropical climates. Here where I live in the Bahamas sugar cane is grown on a wide scale by the Islanders and sold locally by the natives.

The best time to plant sugar cane is during the summer months since it is a warm-season plant. Sugar can resemble the bamboo palm, but this plant actually belongs to the grass family.

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Planting Spinach

Successfully Growing Spinach

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Spinach

Spinach has earned its way on the list of superfoods because of the benefits that it has in helping us to become healthier. But how do we grow these veggies in our home gardens?

The process of spinach is really simple, all it takes is knowing how along with some effort, and before you know it you will be well on your way to growing and harvesting this veggie right from your home garden.

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Growing Raspberries

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Raspberries

Growing and Caring for a Raspberry Tree

Raspberries are very delicious and have so many great benefits. My fourth son loves these fruits, I remembered there were days when both he and I would walk by the neighbor’s house just so he could pick eat and enjoy those berries.

Then a few years later his mom brought home a raspberry tree for him. The tree was about a foot long or maybe a little shorter. Now 2 1/2-3 years later I am amazed to see how big this tree has grown.

In fact, this tree is so big that it now towers above our house, what was such a tiny tree has grown very tall with lots of delicious berries.

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Planting A Guava Tree

Simple steps to planting a guava tree

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A guava tree

Guavas can really excite your taste buds, This fruit has such an interesting history and has been used in many recipes including, cakes, drinks, jellies, pancakes, and so on.

Here on the island, the natives take great delight in creating a dessert that is known as guava duff. This is a delicious dessert and will have you coming back for more.

Many visitors that come to the island, fall in love as their taste buds are excited by this recipe that has been passed down from generations. But what journey do these fruits take before they grace our tables?

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How To Grow A Corn Plant

Growing One of Natures Best the Right Way

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Corn one of nature’s prized treasures

Corn is a vegetable that is grown worldwide. This veggie is used in so many products such as flour, bread, syrups, cornmeal, corn flakes, conditioners, gasoline, oils, hand soaps, wax paper, diapers, alcohol, drinks, candies,  baby formulas, chocolates, etc…

We can go on and on with the many products that use this veggie. Donuts, muffins, and other breakfast foods are derived from corn.

Corn use

Tons and tons of corn are produced each year and what is even more amazing is that 35% of the world’s population depend on 0n corn as a means of survival. Corn is also used to feed livestock.

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Papaya

Planting and Caring for a Papaya tree

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Papaya Fruit

Papayas are tropical plants, these trees have a long single trunk that is very slender. The inside of the fruit is very beautiful. Here on the island where I live the natives take great delight in feasting on these fruits.

Thinking about growing one or several of these trees, not a problem. Following this instruction can help you to grow and care for your papaya plant as you reap the benefits of this fruit.

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Growing Zucchini Plants

Growing Zucchini Plants with these Tips

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Zucchini

In this article, however, we will be looking at the journey these veggies take from the garden to our dinner tables providing us with the nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy and fit.

Growing Zucchini

When growing zucchini use soil that is organically rich, one reason for this is that organic soils are great for their watering holding capacity, and as your plants mature they will need a good amount of water to perform at their best.

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Growing A Grapefruit Tree

How to Grow a Maintain Grapefruit Tree

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Grapefruit Slice

Grapefruit has a taste unlike non-other the flavor of this fruit takes getting used to, there are some if not most grapefruit that’s bitter but the good news about this fruit is the benefit it has.

I have a grapefruit every chance I get because I know this fruit is filled with all kinds of goodness that can keep us in tip-top shape.

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Growing Pumpkins

 Growing Pumpkins the Easy Way

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Pumpkins

Growing pumpkins can be very enjoyable and rewarding as you watch your pumpkins transform from a tiny seed into a huge veggie which is so delicious and has so many benefits.

Here on the island the natives still hold to the tradition of cooking pumpkin and rice, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pies just to name a few. Thanksgiving is a time when these mouth-watering dishes are mostly cooked.

Though these veggies are enjoyed, what is the process they take from the garden to our dinner tables as they are so wonderfully prepared for those scrumptious meals?

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How To Grow Lettuce

How to Grow Lettuce the Right Way

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Green and Purple Lettuce

The lettuce veggie is very popular and is used worldwide in so many cultures. This vegetable is mostly used in salads and on sandwiches. Many of these sandwiches include chicken, roast beef, turkey, tuna, and hamburger sandwiches just to name a few.

Some salads that include lettuce are Garden, herb, toss, and champagne greens salads, etc… But what journey do lettuce take before they reach our kitchen and dinner tables?

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Tomatoes

The Naked Truth about Tomatoes

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Red Tomatoes

Hello and thanks, for stopping by. In this article, we will be looking at the naked truth about the tomato plant, even though we may not cover all that pertains to tomatoes there are some cool facts that we will discover.

Believe it or not, tomatoes are fruits, I know you are surprised I was too when I found this out many years ago. Tomatoes are a popular fruit and are used worldwide

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Growing Pepper Trees

Getting a Taste of the Islands by Growing Peppers

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A bird in pepper tree eating peppers

Here in the Bahamas one of the things that the natives love which have passed down from generation to generation is eating foods that have that extra spice. Now while it may be ok at times to give your foods that added spice

be very careful because overuse of this can cause some health issues. Some of the foods that the islanders love include jerk pork, jerk chicken, cracked conch, conch salad just to name a few. But without those peppers, this would be impossible.

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How to grow your own mushrooms at home

Tips on Growing Mushrooms at Home

Mushrooms are a great choice to include in your diet, as a child growing up I always looked at mushrooms as baby umbrellas, not realizing the nutrient content or how beneficial these so call baby umbrellas are to our health. To many, mushrooms may not have that bang as far as taste but the nutritional values far out ways the taste.

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Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be used in salads, sandwiches, soups, steam foods, and so on. In this article, however, we will be looking at the exciting world of mushrooms and how to grow them.

Vitamin content of mushrooms

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Edible Gardening Design

Creating a garden paradise with edible plants

In this article we will be looking at how to create garden designs with edible plants, can you imagine having a garden design where most of it was edible, this would be a unique garden that would provide you with fresh foods throughout the year.

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Fruits and vegetables

Edible garden benefits

Follow this link to learn about the vitamin content of herbs. The healing wonders of herbs, nature’s wonder.

There are many benefits to this type of garden:

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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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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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