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Purple Potato – Purple Majesty

Purple Potato – Purple Majesty

The purple majesty. This particular purple potato variety not only tastes great it also has the highest anti-oxidant of any potato on the market according to Preston Stanley, manager of the Colorado Certified Potato Growers Association. It looks like there are going to be plenty more new and worthwhile introductions of purple vegetables onto the buyers market over the coming years. See more at: http://www.thegrower.com/video/New-spud-varieties-bring-color-nutrition-and-fun-to-the-table-240833371.html Image by: Colorado State University Further Onsite Reading: Purple Fruits and Vegetables Purple Tomato Purple Vegetables – What...
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Backyard Beekeeping

Backyard Beekeeping

A great series of videos on Backyard Beekeeping or Apiculture for the purists. Here are a couple of questions from the series:- 1. Does feeding the bees with sugar in spring diminish the quality of the honey harvested? 2. If the 2 hives were next to each other, why the weather killed one colony and not the other? The answers:- 1. I haven’t observed any issues with the honey harvest. This past year I had a bumper crop. They aren’t...
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Heirloom Seeds

Heirloom Seeds

Why is it becoming more confusing buying your Heirloom Seeds The grow your own movement is now firmly established as a viable alternative to shop bought produce and the term heirloom seeds and plants is banded about everywhere now in the gardening and growing world. Probably born out of those of us trying to source and grow more flavour full food. Heirloom Tomatoes in particular can be singled out as a major contributor in the search for taste. Although the popularity...
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Purple Fruits and Vegetables Purple Tomato

Purple Fruits and Vegetables Purple Tomato

An interesting video of which it seems purple fruits and vegetables are healthiest and also a good section (starting 3.08) on the purple tomato. How and where it is growing and also discussing the pros and cons of genetically modified foods. Further Onsite Reading: Purple Vegetables – What Is So Special About Them? Purple Potato – Purple Majesty Hydroponic growing systems for the novice Backyard aquaponics: DIY system to farm fish with vegetables

How to make compost bins using old pallets

How to make compost bins using old pallets

Learn how to make composting bins using old pallets right in your own backyard. Further Onsite Reading: Backyard Composting Guide Ebook How to Make Compost How to Build a Compost Tumbler out of Re-purposed Materials How to build a Keyhole Garden