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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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History of Pickling and Pickling Spices: Preserve Your Food Like a Pro

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History is riddled with references to cooling, sweet, tart, and crunchy pickles. They make an appearance in historical documents as well as literature and seem to be a favorite of both the wealthy and poor alike. But what exactly is pickling and how did it gain such notoriety? The history of pickling and pickling spices …

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Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables: A Month by Month Guide to What’s Fresh

A Guide to Fresh Produce Month by Month

Nothing is better tasting than fresh fruits and vegetables right out of the garden, but that isn’t a reality for everyone due to the time, effort, and space it takes to get a decent harvest. Plus, your produce is only good for a short period of time, which means you need to store it for …

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Healthy Foods Under $1: Stock your Kitchen With Nutrient Rich Choices

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There is no need to avoid stocking up on healthy food choices because you are on a strict grocery budget. Although it may seem that eating healthy is an expensive option, especially if you are feeding a family when you break down the cost of many products you will find that most fall well under …

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Giant Pumpkins: How to Grow and Care For Your Own

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Giant, oversized pumpkins are always a focal point to those visiting pumpkin patches each autumn. These grand fruits grab the attention of all who see them, and are priced accordingly due to the care and attention they require to reach their large sizes. Because of this they often create awesome backdrops for fall-inspired photographs, but …

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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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