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Are Monsanto’s pesticides partly responsible for the collapse of the bee

collapse of the Bee

Well according to Natalia Sanchez they are. And what a good article she writes. Natalia states: Over the years research has been conducted to understand why the bees have been disappearing, and the culprit seems to be Monsanto’s genetically modified herbicides and pesticides. Monsanto, a chemical and agricultural biotech company, has received quite the bad reputation from activists across the spectrum because of research linking them to human related issues like autism, cancer, and obesity. But, evidence suggests that Monsanto’s...
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Purple Potato – Purple Majesty

purple majesty potato

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 GrowTest - Popular Posts: Purple Vegetables What’s So Special About Purple Vegetables? Purple used...
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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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Underground Greenhouse Walipini year two

Underground Greenhouse Walipini year two

Here is the long awaited follow up video of this great underground greenhouse walipini growing project. Already this concept of growing undergound is starting to catch on and these guys are actually looking to build a business from it – Good luck with that guys. Here are some of the questions already being asked:- What about someplace that gets a LOT of snowfall?  Plastic wouldn’t hold, would it? The trick is to slope the roof more. Ours is only 20 deg. the...
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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. GrowTest - Popular Posts: Purple Vegetables What’s So Special About Purple Vegetables? Purple used to be a color reserved only for royalty. It was a sign of status. It fits then, that... Purple Potato – Purple Majesty The purple majesty....
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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. GrowTest - Popular Posts: Backyard Composting Guide Ebook Making your own compost has really taken off with many gardens and growing areas benefiting. For those just starting out, check out this  composting Ebook.... How to Make Compost Compost – a mixture of decaying organic matter, as from leaves and manure, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients.... How to Build a Compost Tumbler out of Re-purposed Materials...
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Purple Vegetables

purple vegetables

What’s So Special About Purple Vegetables? Purple used to be a color reserved only for royalty. It was a sign of status. It fits then, that foods which are purple are ones that can improve your health and diet. The health benefits of blueberries and even the acai berry have been in the spotlight for some time but there are other foods that share the deep hue that you might not know about. “If I could eat only one color per...
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