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How to Grow Garlic: A Growing Guide

By Chester Aaron - Organic Gardening - Soil preparation: Garlic will tolerate some shade but prefers full sun. While I've seen cloves sprout in gravel pits, garlic responds best in well-drained, rich, loamy soil amended with lots of organic matter. Raised beds are ideal, except in very dry regions. Planting: To grow garlic, you plant the cloves, the sections of the bulb; each clove will produce a new bulb. The largest cloves generally yield the biggest bulbs. To get the cloves off to a…

Water Spinach Ipomoea aquatica – New Crops

World Crops -Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) is a member of the Convolvulaceae (Morning glory) family and the same genus as the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). Water spinach is an herbaceous aquatic or semi-aquatic perennial plant of the tropics and subtropics. It has a creeping growth habit but may grow erect in water. There are two major cultivars of water spinach. Ching Quat, also known as “green stem” water spinach, has narrow leaves and white flowers and is usually grown in moist soils.…

The Best Of Raised Bed Gardening

For space efficiency and high yields, it’s hard to beat a vegetable garden grown in raised beds. Raised beds can improve production as well as save space, time, and money. They also are the perfect solution for dealing with difficult soils such as heavy clay. In addition, raised beds improve your garden’s appearance and accessibility. Advantage Of Raised Bed Gardening Raised gardening beds are higher than ground level, and consist of soil that’s mounded or surrounded by a…

How to Maximizing cauliflower production

by Muhammad Amjad Ali Vegetable crops are the eminent source of human nutrition.  Among the vegetables cauliflower is of much importance and cultivated about all over the year. It is a ‘Cole crop’ grown world wide for its head which is also called ‘curd’. It is a nutritious vegetable crop in the fact that unripe heads contain 7-10% dry mass, 4% carbohydrate, 2-3% protein, 60 mg vitamin C/100 g and other vitamins as well as minerals in traces. Pakistan is a large producer of…

Broccoli May Hold The Secret to Improving Autism

By Kathryn Doyle - Reuters NEW YORK - A dose of a chemical found in broccoli and other vegetables may improve the behavioral and social symptoms of autism in young men, according to a new small study. But people would have to eat a possibly unrealistic amount of broccoli and other vegetables to reach the dose of the molecule - known as sulphoraphane - used in the new study, the lead researcher told Reuters Health. “Our extract product we used is not on the market,” Dr. Andrew W.…

Kitchen Gardening: Production Technology of Winter Vegetables

Aug 18, 2014 By Fareeha Malik A kitchen garden is place around the house where we  can grow herbs and vegetables for household use. Since early times a small plot near to the house has been used for growing a variety of vegetables according to the season.  For people to stay healthy it's very important to have a healthy diet. A healthy diet means a balanced mix of rice, bread, pulses, vegetables, herbs, fruit etc. Vegetables are a very important part of a good diet as they contain…

Hydroponics; a potential technique for quality yield

By Gulzar Akhtar and Dr. Muhammad Aslam Khan Hydroponics is a technique of growing crops in water instead of soil, containing all required nutrients for better plant growth because physiological requirements of the plants can be met without the use of soil and sunlight. There are two types of hydroponics, solution culture and medium culture. In solution culture no solid medium is used and plants roots are immersed in the solution. Solution culture method has three types static solution…

Fruits and vegetables export : Exploration of new markets proves beneficial

By Tanveer Sher February 03, 2014 KARACHI: Exploration of new markets for fruits and vegetables of the country has elicited positive results as evident from the fact that country's export has made a substantial jump of 16 percent during the last one year. According to former All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association (APFV) chairman Abdul Wahid, never before such a steep increase was witnessed in the export volume of fruits and vegetables in a one-year period as the total…

Garlic is far better than antibiotics !

The main ingredient of garlic is 100 times more powerful than the two main antibiotics used in food poisoning, say scientists. Studies have shown that the main ingredient of garlic – diallyl sulfide, creates a protective layer in the stomach that stomach bacteria can’t destroy easy. In addition to being stronger than the antibiotics erythromycin and ciprofloxacin, garlic works much faster. garlic2A study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy can open up options for the…

How to Dry Your Own Vegetables (Colonial Style)

Gardenista In the home of Justine, a contributor to Remodelista and Gardenista, an autumn tradition is an annual walk on the “Battlefield Road,” retracing the footsteps of Paul Revere from Lexington to Concord. Here, in addition to autumn splendor, she and her family enjoy presentations in Revolutionary firearms and colonial cooking. According to Justin, fall was a time of bounty in colonial New England. But with no refrigeration, it was also time to prepare for the long, hard winter,…

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