Broccoli is a brassica in the cruciferous family, along with cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, rutabaga and others.
It is a nutritional superstar. Cruciferous vegetables are well established as healthy foods with cancer preventative properties. However, broccoli outshines them all. It is jam packed with nutrition! If you were only going to eat one vegetable, it should be broccoli. Of course, it goes without saying that you should eat more than one vegetable. While the florets have most of the phytonutrients, the stalk has most of the fiber, so eat the whole thing! If you don’t like broccoli, learn to like it, remember you can train your taste buds.. 👅 Continue reading “Growing Broccoli”
Chard is a leafy green in the same family as beets and spinach. Continue reading “Growing Swiss Chard”
The Christmas decorations are coming down. Things look depressing. The weather is cold and dreary. I don’t even want to go outside.
What’s that in my mailbox? Garden catalogs. Continue reading “Grow Your Own Food? What Are Your Favorite Varieties to Grow?”
“By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground..” Genesis 3:19
Autumn is almost here. The garden is winding down, but I still have some vegetables growing. The sweet potatoes are Continue reading “Growing Food in Autumn”
I thoroughly enjoy growing my own food in the garden. Each year I switch it up a bit. We’ve grown winter squash, summer squash, greens, herbs, melons, nightshades and more. If you’ve never considered growing your own food, or you’re sitting on the fence about it, here are some of the best reasons to Continue reading “12 Terrific Reasons to Grow Your Own Food.”