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Kale Plant: The King of Veg – All hail to the Kale

Kale Plant: The King of Veg – All hail to the Kale

What is your favourite home-grown vegetable? Kale is mine for sure! Dead easy to grow from seed to plant, hardy as anything, heavy cropping, versatile to eat, freezable, and right up there with the healthiest and most nutritious of plants on the planet. Hail to the kale!

Sprouting Alfalfa on paper towels

Sprouting Alfalfa on paper towels

All you need to know about sprouting Alfalfa on paper towels for a super quick, clean, nutritious, cheap, and easy indoor food supply.

Chia Seeds on Paper Towels – Clean and easy indoor food supply

Chia Seeds on Paper Towels – Clean and easy indoor food supply

If you haven’t tried this before, I recommend giving it a go. Chia Seed sprouts are dead easy to grow indoors with just a paper towel and water and are great for adding to hot or cold meals. There are various ways to enjoy Chia Seeds but the one I like best is...

Edible and inedible parts of plants

Edible and inedible parts of plants

Let's take a look at edible and inedible parts of plants that we typically grow in our gardens and allotments to ensure that we are making maximum use of our crops and avoiding plant parts that can poison us. As we have become more affluent our tastes have changed and...

The importance of dietary fibre and high fibre foods we can grow

The importance of dietary fibre and high fibre foods we can grow

To function healthily our bodies require a balance of proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates (sugar, starch and fibre), fats, and water. In this article we take a look at the importance of dietary fibre. Dietary fibre is found in carbohydrates such as fruits,...

Healthy carbohydrates we can grow in our gardens

Healthy carbohydrates we can grow in our gardens

There is a lot of talk these days about carbohydrates. Here we will analyse what exactly is a carbohydrate and what are healthy carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are molecules that have carbon, oxygen and hydrogen atoms. Sugars and starches are carbohydrates and their main...

Plants that are high in Vitamin C – Grow your own Vitamin C

Plants that are high in Vitamin C – Grow your own Vitamin C

Vitamin C is vital for the immune system, to protect cells and keep them healthy, for maintaining healthy skin, heart, blood vessels, bones and cartilage and for helping with wound healing. Here is a list of plants that are high in Vitamin C. There are many plants...

Plants that are high in calcium – Grow your own calcium

Plants that are high in calcium – Grow your own calcium

Calcium is vital for strong bones and teeth, regulating muscle contractions including heartbeat, and making sure blood clots normally. Calcium is not only found in dairy products, there are many great sources of calcium that we can grow ourselves. Here is a list of...

Plants that are high in protein – Grow your own Protein

Plants that are high in protein – Grow your own Protein

Protein is essential for growth and repair of the body and provides us with energy. Protein is not only found in animal products, there are many great sources of protein that we can grow ourselves. Here is a list of plants that are high in protein. Protein is present...

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