Heirloom Vegetables

Saving Tomato Seeds

Step-by-step instructions for saving tomato seeds. By ROL Staff While there are a few extra steps when it comes to saving seeds from a tomato, it's still rather easy. Harvest ripe tomatoes from several different vines of the same variety, cut each across the middle, and gently squeeze the juice and seeds into a bowl. … Continue reading Saving Tomato Seeds

Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

<!-- http://code.jquery.com/jquery-migrate-1.4.1.js--&gt; window.yumprintRecipeDisabled = true; Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation.  According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011 (1). … Continue reading Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

Make An Adorable Herb Garden With Old Glass Jars

Do you have an empty pasta sauce jar? Then you can TOTALLY start your own personal indoor herb garden! It's so easy! SUPPLIES Old glass jars/containers or wide-mouth mason jars Warm water Dish soap Rubbing alcohol Paper towel Masking tape Black chalk paint Paint brush Chalk Rocks, gravel, pebbles, or marbles Potting mix, preferably moisture … Continue reading Make An Adorable Herb Garden With Old Glass Jars

How to Plan a Bigger, Better Vegetable Garden

By Benedict Vanheems Spending time planning before you start sowing helps you to maximize your harvests. Taking time to observe where sun and shade fall in your garden will help you to pick the right plant for the right place. Tender crops such as tomatoes, peppers and squashes grow best in a sunny part of … Continue reading How to Plan a Bigger, Better Vegetable Garden

The 1800s Pain-Relief Plant That Doctors Used

Written by: Tammy Robinson Every time we are afflicted with a headache, hangnail or even the common cold, most of us simply pop down to the local drugstore and pick up an over-the-counter remedy. But chemical-induced drugs aren’t always best for us, and we also should consider: What if the drugstore is closed – or … Continue reading The 1800s Pain-Relief Plant That Doctors Used

Powerhouse Fruit & Vegetables

Top 40 Powerhouse Fruit and Vegetables

These nutrient dense fruit and vegetables provide 10% or more of the daily value of seventeen nutrients such as: potassium, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K.  These nutrients reduce the risk of chronic disease.  Cook some up or eat raw today! (most … Continue reading Top 40 Powerhouse Fruit and Vegetables

Growing Asparagus

  Sow or Plant In the beginning of January; sow Asparagus seeds indoors in trays. Sow Asparagus in seedling trays in soil that is between 75-80o F at ¼- ½” depth. It will take about 3-4 weeks to germinate. Starting indoors ensures good germination. Another option is to plant Asparagus 1 year old crowns. In … Continue reading Growing Asparagus

10 Things to Consider When Building a Root Cellar

  By Jennifer Poindexter, Morning Chores Imagine being able to enjoy fresh, organic produce year-round. Now imagine the same without having to pay outrageous off-season grocery store or farmer's market prices. What you have just imagined is called a "root cellar." The root cellar is increasingly becoming a fixture for both city and country people … Continue reading 10 Things to Consider When Building a Root Cellar

4 Rare Herbs to Add to Your Garden

4 Rare Herbs to Add to Your Garden By Ashley Houk Before hospitals, clinics or doctors were available to everyone, herbs were an important part of peoples’ lives. As time progressed, many medicinal herbs were used for their culinary properties to add flavor. Although you can find plenty of herbs, fresh and dried, in most … Continue reading 4 Rare Herbs to Add to Your Garden