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Milk is an important food for children and adults, providing calcium, Vitamin D and protein as well as helping to prevent osteoporosis. Compared to whole milk, low fat (1%) milk provides all these benefits and also significantly reduces the amount of saturated fat in the diet (8 grams of fat in a cup of whole milk, 2.5 grams in a cup of 1% milk). In children and adults alike, reducing fat in the diet can help prevent overweight and obesity, heart disease, cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes. This is particularly true in Hispanic population groups, since data indicate Hispanics consume more high-fat milk than non-Hispanics.
Growing Berries in Your Backyard | Raspberries | Strawberries | Blueberries Blackberries make good additions to the home garden. Several types of blackberries are available. Some types have a trailing growth habit, and some have an erect growth habit. Trailing blackberries have canes that are not self-supporting, so require a trellis system for support.
Here is a listing of some of the many vegetable, fruit, and herb mail-order companies that can provide plants and seeds for your edible landscape. Click to jump to .. Vegetables and Herbs Fruits, Berries and Nuts Gardening Tools & Supplies Selected Web sites on Edible Landscaping Vegetables and Herbs Abundant Life Seeds Box 157 Saginaw, OR 97472-0157 (541) 767-9606 www.abundantlifeseeds.com Offers 100% certified organic vegetable, herb, and flower seeds Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 2278 Baker Creek Rd.
This is a summary of what we learned from our 2001 tomato project in regards to tomato staking methods. We grew just over a hundred varieties of mostly heirloom tomatoes at the now closed University of California Bay Area Research and Extension Center facility in the City of Santa Clara. Wire Mesh Cages This method is composed of a series of reinforced cement wire mesh cylinders of graduated diameters. Cylinders vary by 6-inches in circumference to enable three or more cages to be nested one inside another for efficient storage purposes.
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Aphids Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects with long, slender mouth parts that they use to pierce stems, leaves, and other tender plant parts and suck out plant fluids. Almost every plant has one or more aphid species that occasionally feeds on it. Many aphid species are difficult to distinguish; however, identification to species is not necessary to control them in most situations. Aphids may be green, yellow, brown, red, or black depending on the species and the plants they feed on.
S cales are limpet-like insects that feed by sucking sap from a wide range of plants, including houseplants, greenhouse plants and many fruit and ornamental plants grown outdoors. Scale insects weaken plants and some excrete a sticky substance (honeydew) on foliage, which allows the growth of black, sooty moulds. What are scale insects? There are many different species of scale insects that attack cultivated plants.
The original EarthBox® gardening system—a great value! You name it, you can grow it! Poor soil conditions and small backyards are no match for this patented container gardening system, developed by commercial farmers. Proven in the lab and on the farm, this maintenance-free growing system controls soil conditions, eliminates guesswork, and more than doubles the yield of a conventional garden—with less fertilizer, less water, and virtually no effort. Just add water and sunlight for an easy garden that requires no digging, no weeding, and no guesswork! Grow tomatoes and other robust vegetables and aromatic herbs in any small space—a balcony, patio, or even rooftops!