Healthy Recipes

Yakon-Apple of the Earth. It Can Help Control Diabetes, Lose Weight And Much More

by Polly Garden Recipes

Yacon-Apple of the earth. It can  help control diabetes,weight loss and much more. A distant relative of the sunflower, yacon is a tuber vegetable resembling a yam. It is valued for its round or spindle-shaped tubers, which are usually eaten raw, but can also be boiled or baked. The source of yacon’s delicious, sweet flavor […]

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Labor Of Love: New Purple Tomato Variety

by Polly Garden Recipes

Labor of love: New purple tomato variety called “Indigo Rose” has the highest levels of antioxidants and anthocyanins in its fruit. This new tomato was bred to contain higher than normal levels of antioxidants. Like so many stories in the history of fruit breeding, the origin and development of Oregon State University’s (OSU) purple tomato […]

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Sweet Onions. Grow, Add To Your Plate To Lose Weight!

by Polly Garden Recipes

Sweet Onions. Grow, add to your plate to lose weight. Due to their natural richness of chromium. sweet onions help stimulate weight loss.  Providing the body with chromium, onions help us feel more energized and fuller for longer periods of time. This,  in turn, allows us to comfortably restrict our caloric intake.  

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Why All The Hype About Growing Onions?

by Polly Garden Recipes

Why all the hype about growing onions? Because deciding what kind to grow can be a challenge. You can decide by color (white, red, yellow) or by shape (globe, flattened, torpedo), but we mostly sort them out by their usage. *    Storage onions usually have thicker skins, are a darker color, and have a […]

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Jump – Start For Collards In Your Garden

by Polly Creating Healthy And Balanced Soil

Jump – start for collards in your garden! How? We prepare the soil in our collards beds in fall, and sow the seeds right then. A light mulch of straw and /or chopped leaves protects the seeds over the winter. So, as soon as the soil thaws in early spring, they are ready to get […]

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