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How to Grow Lavender

How to Grow Lavender

Growing lavender is not difficult, but you have to ensure there is sufficient root development before the winter arrives. For…

How to Grow Jicama

Jicama, also referred to as the yam bean, has a tuberous root with a course, yellowish skin that should be peeled prior to usage. The root’s interior is white, and has a crispy, juicy, sweet  flavor somewhat like that of an apple or a pear. Although the jicama can be used cooked in soups and…

How to Grow Fall Bulbs

Most anyone can cultivate fall bulbs. Just do not remove the leaves or pull the plants right after the blooms die. The leaves need time to transport nutrients to the bulbs for storage. Timing For fall bulbs, start buying them early. The colors and varieties of fall bulbs move shoppers to start hunting for them…

How to Grow Radicchio

When growing radicchio, or Italian chicory, you can either start it indoors for transplanting at a later time or you can sow it directly into a prepared garden bed. Its leaves are reddish or maroon. The radicchio has the open leaf and heading selections, although the latter is the more popular. Radicchio can be eaten…

Essential Fire Safety and Prevention Tips

The information below on fires is through the courtesy of the Hyrum 9th Ward, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hyrum, Utah. Fires are dangerous and destructive. There are some easy steps you can take to reduce the chance that anyone will be injured in fires in your home. Use the Fires Safety…

How to Grow Shallots

Growing shallots is not difficult. More importantly, shallots are rich in folate, manganese, potassium, and vitamins A, B6, and C. And another plus: they add zest and flavor to your meals. Shallots are a good companion plant with other early maturing greens. Propagation Shallots can be propagated from seeds. At a temperature of 45°F to 95°F, seed germination is…

A Beginner’s Guide to Food Dehydration

Food dehydration is a process that allows for the diminution of the moisture level in a food product, halting the microbial growth that causes spoilage. If properly done, food dehydration makes for a long shelf life of the finished product, even after the sealed package has been opened. Food Dehydration and Sun Drying Conventional sun…