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The Fastest Growing Vegetables to Plant in Your Backyard

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Growing your own vegetables is an admirable effort. Leaving aside the health factor (a.k.a. the fact that you have full control over the organic growth of your own vegetables), vegetable growth is a chance to know more about the food you eat, to educate yourself on what’s good for your organism, and it’s a good …

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How to Grow and Harvest Strawberries: The Definitive Home Gardening Guide

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I wouldn’t even consider a grocery store strawberry and a freshly-picked strawberry to be the same fruit. Why? Because quickly after strawberries are picked their sugar turns into starch, lessening their sweetness and flavor dramatically. That is why grocery store strawberries taste dull and muted and fresh strawberries are juicy, delicious, and bursting with flavor. How do …

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Everything You Should Know About Organic Vegetable Seeds

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Ever since people started making more conscious purchases, they pay lots of attention to the foods and other products they buy. People are often frustrated over the fact that some foods that are labeled as being organic are in fact full of preservatives or were treated with chemicals in their growth or harvest stage. When …

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How to Grow Great Green Beans: The Complete Guide

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Unlike the magic beans of fairytales, planting your own green beans can only end happily ever after. Green beans are magically delicious, and the only giant you’ll battle is your craving for more. Green beans are an extremely easy vegetable to grow. But there are ways to support your plants better and yield better harvests. …

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Everything You Need to Know About Organic Food and Labels

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Food labels (underrated breakfast reading, by the way!) provide important information about what you’re eating, and honestly, if we all knew more about what we put in our mouths, we’d probably reconsider the vast majority of our diets. We’d like to assume that “organic” is the mark of high-quality and healthy food, but it’s not …

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The Tomato Tutorial: How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Tomatoes

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Question: Are tomatoes a fruit or a vegetable? The age-old question that has stoked as much fiery rhetoric as the chicken-or-egg debate. My answer: Does it matter? I just call them delicious. And honestly, there’s a much more important question: How do you grow tomatoes? With helpful tomato growing tips, an everything-you-need-to-know guide to tomatoes, …

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