Did you know? The Apple Edition
Variety There are more than 7,500 apple varieties wordwide with more than 2,500 varieties are grown in the US where its the second most-valued grown fruit. Come in all shades of red, green, and yellow as well as tastes such as sweet, tart and many mixed varieties. NUTRITION Fat-free, cholesterol free, has 5 grams of…
Plant of the Month Recipes – October – Apple
It’s October, cool crisp fall is in the air, the leaves are turning colors, the smell of pumpkin spice in every store, festivals and best of all apple picking. This is why we made Apple our Plant for the Month for October. Apples are absolutely delicious, sweet, sometimes tart and very low calorie fruit. When…
Inside-Out on Watermelon Seeds
The Old Wives’ Tale When we were young we were told that if we would swallow a Watermelon seed a Watermelon tree would grow inside of you. For decades, this myth stuck with all of us and made a bad name for Watermelon seeds. Nutritional Value Taking the seeds out actually dampens the nutritional value…
Oddly Shaped Watermelons
Watermelon can be grown into different shapes In 2004, Japan out of no where decided to sell Square and Pyramid shaped Watermelons. People around the world took this by the reigns. We’ve seen: Frankenstein, Heart Square and Many More! You can now order these “molds” on your favorite online stores.
Did you know? The Watermelon addition.
Another Fruit or Vegetable situation? Just like tomatoes, Watermelon can be thought of as a fruit and a vegetable. They grow like a fruit originating from flowers and they contain seeds whereas, gardeners think of them as vegetables since they grow like and are classified as part of the gourd family. Variety! Variety! Variety! Watermelon…
Plant of the Month Recipes – September – Watermelon
For the Month of September we decided to make Watermelon our favorite plant of the month. Watermelon is scrumptiously delicious, sweet, low calorie and refreshing vine like fruit. When to Grow: From late spring to early summer Zone: Anywhere that has Warmer Climates (3-11) Where: They do best in loamy, somewhat-sandy, well-drained soil with a lot…
History of Carrots
Trust us this is not another boring history lesson. Well at least not for us! The Carrot can be traced back over 5,000 years where evidence has shown that it originated in Afghanistan. A Carrots Journey Traders Traveling through Afghanistan picked up carrot seeds over the centuries and traded them along the trade routes of…
Fact or Fiction Friday – Carrots & Your Eyes
Throughout history we have been told to “Eat carrots, There good for your eyes!” In history, the British convinced the Germans that the excessive eating of carrots improves vision in the dark. But can Carrots help us see in complete darkness? Unfortunately, this magic power is still a magic power as carrots can’t make you…
You are what you eat.
Carrots can make your skin orange! Our favorite plant this month, the carrot (or any beta-carotene rich produce), can turn your skin sort of orange! Research and proof has shown that if you eat to much carrots (3 a day for like ever) can turn your skin an orange-yellowish color. This is known as “carotenemia”. This…
Plant of the Month – Aug – Carrot
For the month of August we decided to make the Carrot as our favorite plant of the month. Why do you say the Carrot? Well the carrot is a root vegetable that is full of flavor and texture; can be grown in any climate; and are easy to grow. Check out the below recipes to…