Specialty Crops to Grow for Profit

Interview with Dr. Thomas Cowan’s Garden Beyond his medial degree, Dr. Thomas Cowan has a tremendous wealth and breadth of knowledge on nature, nutrition and the life of plants. If you’re interested in growing for profit, you might enjoy the video interview where Dr. Cowan, talks about in-demand specialty crops for growers to consider. We … Read more


Hemp vs CBD Oil, Marijuana and Extracts – Benefits and Uses

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There’s understandably, a lot of confusion in the difference between hemp vs cbd and marijuana. We were confused too, so we dug in deep to better understand this hot topic of the day. We’re not only interested toward using marijuana and hemp medically, but we’re also researching it toward considering growing it as a cash … Read more


Best Pomegranate Deseeder Tool for Pomegranate Season

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The Potent Pomegranate What’s your favorite pomegranate deseeder method? We tried this pomegranate tool. It’s cool and probably more efficient that we are at deseeding pomegranates. However we found the main advantage is that it keeps the splatters and juice more contained. We knew that pomegranate, Punica granatum, was delicious and nutritious. But wow! We … Read more


Growing Longevity Spinach (Gynura Procumbens)

A Medicinal Protein Vegetable for Longevity We’re really enjoying growing and eating longevity spinach! Longevity spinach is related to but not the same as “Okinawa spinach”, with the scientific name of Gynura procumbens, from the family Asteraceae. G. Procumbens is a  low-growing, semi-succulent leaf vegetable very popular in Southeast Asia, its home turf. As vegetarians, we were delighted … Read more


Are Poinsettias Poisonous?

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Poinsettias, (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are the favorite flowering Christmas time plants to gift and receive. So December is the time of year that more people are wondering: “Are Poinsettias Poisonous?” However, this appears to be a case of guilty by association or misidentification. Poinsettias may be a bit of an irritant but there’s no evidence to … Read more


How to Make Black Garlic

Wow! Have you tried black garlic? It has an awesome flavor so we’ve been researching and talking to folks know how to make black garlic and now we’re sharing it here with you too. Now you probably already know about the amazing health benefits of garlic, right? For more on the health benefits of black … Read more


Types of Garlic and How to Grow and Harvest Garlic

Do You Know the Types of Garlic? Ah, garlic. Garlic growers and connoisseurs know that there are three overarching types of garlic. These are softneck, hardneck and elephant garlic. Softneck garlic Hardneck garlic Elephant garlic In this article you’ll not only learn more about the types of garlic, but also how to grow garlic as well … Read more


Camellia Sasanqua for Fall Flowers

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The many varieties and cultivars of the Camellia sasanqua plants are treasured by fall gardeners. The sasanqua variety of camellias are hardy plants with lustrous evergreen foliage and a vast array of fall blooms. But camellias are so much more than beautiful flowering bushes. We had no idea of the many benefits of the Camellia … Read more


Homemade Decongestant and Cough Remedy

A Natural Decongestant that’s Fast and Simple If you’re like us, you’d rather seek natural remedies like a homemade decongestant before taking chemical cold, cough and flu medicines. We use natural remedies whenever possible and only take pharmaceutical cough syrups and decongestants, as a last resort because we’ve found them to have unpleasant after effects. In … Read more


Growing Sweet Potatoes and Sweet Potato Recipes

Nutritious, delicious and darn near-miraculous, if we could grow only one food, it might just be this one! Growing sweet potato has many benefits. Recipes range from mashed to roasted, sweet potato fries bread and delicious pies…. to edible green leaves to enjoy fresh, steamed or sautéed. Sweet potatoes are a recognized superfoods is the sweet … Read more