Posts Tagged ‘roots’

Spring cabbage growing - Spring cabbage how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Spring cabbage…. A hardy vegetable that’s an excellent source of Vitamin C and glutamine, an amino acid which has anti-inflammatory properties. Health benefits aside, the image of spring cabbage has been tarnished by the soggy mush served up in school and work canteens. In this guide I hope to banish the soggy cabbage blues as I show you how to cook cabbage correctly, but first let’s look at how to grow it at home.

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Kohlrabi growing - Kohlrabi how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Kohlrabi…. high in vitamin C and K, potassium, fibre as well as the antioxidant carotenoids b-carotene and lutein. Kohlrabis flavour varies between nutty (uncooked) and broccoli with a hint of radish (cooked). If you seek unusual tastes and looks then this give this member of the cabbage family a second glance.

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Beetroot growing - Beetroot how to grow, tips, varieties, cooking.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Beetroots…round, cylindrical or tapered swollen roots that are way more versatile than many give them credit for. Fairly pest free, they are also a good crop for the organic gardener. Find out for yourself as we detail amongst other things the varieties suitable to grow in Ireland, and how to plant or sow them.

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Garden buckets, a personal “bucket list”.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Have you heard of the movie “The bucket list”? It details the trip taken by two men who work their way through a list of things they wish to experience before they die. The “bucket list” in the title was a roster of things to do before the movies main character “kicks the bucket”.

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Window box vegetables, What you will need & how to put it all together

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Last week I wrote about a solution to lack of space for growing salad vegetables faced by balcony and patio gardeners.
That was the window box vegetable garden.
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Apple trees, first you get the blossom, then the fruit.

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Whenever apple trees are mentioned or wrote about, the main focus always seems to be on their thirst quenching fruit.
The flower of the tree or apple blossom gets forgotten about for the most part, as we once again concentrate on our belly and what goes into it.
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