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Plants; How to Grow Them From A to Z By Chuck Greene
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A to the point e-book providing basic care for hundreds of indoor and outdoor trees, vegetables, flowers, fruits, grasses, and more - all in an easy to search e-book format. From this accomplished... More > gardener, everything you need to know and nothing more to nourish your plants to perfect health.< Less
Chicory and Endive: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information By Agrihortico
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Chicory or common chicory is a popular salad leafy vegetable. Two major types of common chicory are radicchio chicory and Belgian endive or Witloof chicory. Scientific name of common chicory is... More > Cichorium intybus. Endive is a leafy salad vegetable belonging to the genus Cichorium. Scientific name of endive is Cichorium endivia and it belongs to the family Asteraceae, the Daisy family. There is a wild variety of endive called ‘wild endive’ which is Cichorium pumilum. Endive is mainly grown for its edible leaves which may be consumed in its raw or cooked form. Raw leaves are used in salads. It can be cooked by stir-frying, boiling, steaming and many other ways like cooking any other leafy vegetable.< Less
Growing Kale Leaves, Brussels Sprouts and Celery By Roby Jose Ciju
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Kale leaves and Brussels sprouts are a group of nutrient-dense Cruciferous (brassica) vegetables. Some recent scientific researches conducted at the William Paterson University, New Jersey concluded... More > that Cruciferous vegetables and dark leafy greens are the most nutrient-dense, plant-based foods available today. This small book explains in detail growing practices, health benefits, food preparations, and nutrient information of kale and brussels sprouts, along with that of celery, another nutrient-dense food.< Less
Greenhouse Growing and Construction: How We Do It By Lee Garrett
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Our family lives in a severe high desert climate where the winter temperatures can reach -25 degrees, and the growing season is short and windy. We have learned through trial and error how to... More > significantly increase our vegetable production by extending the growing season with our three greenhouses. And, we have succeeded in growing foods that traditionally have not survived in our area. Through our efforts we are now able to raise fresh vegetables typically nine months of the year. We give a detailed description of how we construct our greenhouses, and how we grow our food in, ‘Greenhouse Growing and Construction: How We Do It.’< Less
Chinese Cabbages: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information By Roby Jose Ciju
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Chinese Cabbages are a group of nutrient-dense Cruciferous vegetables. Some recent scientific researches conducted at the William Paterson University, New Jersey concluded that Cruciferous vegetables... More > and dark leafy greens are the most nutrient-dense, plant-based foods available today. Among 47 nutritious foods studied, Chinese cabbages are the second-most nutrient-rich food, only after watercress. This small book of 100 pages explains in detail growing practices, health benefits, food preparations, and nutrient information of two varieties of Chinese Cabbages, i.e. bok choy/pak choi and napa cabbages.< Less
Taro and Yams: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information By AGRIHORTICO eBooks
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Taro or colocasia is a popular tropical tuber crop grown for its edible root tubers and succulent, tender shoots and young leaves. Colocasia tubers are used as a staple food and as a vegetable in... More > many countries. Colocasia leaves are used as a tropical leafy vegetable. There are many varieties of colocasia that are cultivated for edible purposes. Tubers of some varieties of colocasia may contain considerable amounts of an acrid compound called calcium oxalate which can be destroyed by proper cooking. Yams are a group of monocot plants, precisely speaking, a group of perennial herbaceous vines grown for their starch-rich, edible tubers. They belong to the family Dioscoreaceae and genus Dioscorea. Yams are widely grown in both temperate and tropical parts of the world and considered as an important food crop in the tropical areas of America, Asia and Africa. Yams are a rich source of carbohydrates. There are white yams, purple yams and yellow yams, depending on the colour of the tuber flesh.< Less
Asparagus Spears: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information By Roby Jose Ciju
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Asparagus is a cool-season vegetable that belongs to the family Liliaceae. Botanical name of asparagus is Asparagus officinalis. It is an herbaceous perennial plant. Tender shoots (spears) of... More > asparagus plants are used as a leafy vegetable. Asparagus is believed to be originated in Europe, Africa and Asia. Young shoots of Asparagus are very rich in minerals like iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese, selenium, calcium, magnesium and zinc. It is also rich in vitamins and major vitamin present in asparagus are vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, and folic acid. Asparagus shoots are low in calories, low in sodium, rich in protein and a rich source of dietary fiber. Asparagus shoots are also rich in an amino acid called asparagine. Dried asparagus roots are used as a medicine because of its diuretic properties. Productive life of a well-managed commercial asparagus plantation is about 10 to 15 years.< Less
Bell Peppers: Growing Practices and Nutritional Value By Roby Jose Ciju
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This small book on "Bell Peppers" explains in detail ideal growing practices and nutritional information of various types of bell peppers such as green bell peppers, red bell peppers,... More > orange bell peppers, white bell peppers, and purple bell peppers. Bell peppers are also known as sweet peppers because they are non-pungent unlike other chili peppers. In some parts of the world, bell peppers are known as capsicums and/or capsicum vegetables.< Less
Rhubarb, the Pie Plant: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information By Roby Jose Ciju
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This is a small booklet that explains general GROWING PRACTICES for rhubarb plant and is meant for growers of this plant. Rhubarb is popularly known as ‘the pie-plant’ because of its... More > significance as a major ingredient in preparing pies. Botanical name of Rhubarb is Rheum rhabarbarum. Rhubarb is a cool season crop which is grown as an herbaceous, perennial vegetable. Rhubarb belongs to the family Polygonaceae. The economically significant portion of the plant is its fleshy leafstalks and the plant is normally grown for these fleshy leaf stalks (petioles) only. Color of petioles may be red, white or green depending upon the cultivar.< Less
Amaranth, Arugula and Portulaca: Growing Practices and Nutritional Information By Agrihortico
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Amaranth greens are popular leafy greens throughout the world. Several cultivars of amaranth plant are used as leafy vegetables; some are with green leaves, some with greenish-red leaves while others... More > are with red leaves. However, all cultivars are grown only during the summer and the rainy seasons. Scientific name of arugula is Eruca sativa. Arugula belongs to the family Brassicaceae, the cabbage family (syn. Cruciferae). All members of Brassicaceae are believed to be originated in the region comprising of Western Europe, the Mediterranean region and the temperate regions of Asia. Scientific name of portulaca greens is Portulaca oleracea. Portulaca belongs to the family Portulacaceae. It is believed to be originated in the Indian subcontinent. Common names of portulaca are Common purslane, verdolaga, red root, or parsley.< Less

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