Juice from cranberries and grapes has a very specific aroma and is very healthy, loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and other health-improving compounds.
Fresh cranberries can be somewhat difficult to produce juice, but it can be done even without cooking. And when combined with grapes, with a few drops of lemon or lime, one gets a great tasting and refreshing beverage.
Published: September 21, 2022.
Hardly anyone might wonder if a strawberry is a fruit or a vegetable as it’s been considered a fruit for a long time.
Well, this hypothesis is not wrong. A strawberry is a fruit. But it’s interesting to see why.
Published: September 19, 2022.
Commercial cranberry juices are very often loaded with various types of sugar, making cranberry juice more palatable but also increasing so-called empty calories, glycemic index, and especially the glycemic load of such drinks.
If You don't have home-grown cranberries, fresh-frozen cranberries can also be used to make all-natural, sugar-free cranberry juice that has a rather specific taste and aroma - it takes some time to get used to such fragrance, but it is worth it.
Published: September 17, 2022.
Cranberries are enjoyed fresh, dried, and cooked, in the form of juices, salads, jams, etc. Thanks to their slightly tart but very specific aroma and fragrance, cranberries are often mixed with other foods.
However, many people rarely eat fresh cranberries and often wonder if the cranberries have seeds at all and, if they do, are their seeds edible...
Published: September 13, 2022.
Both black raspberries and blackberries are great-tasting, easy-to-grow fruits that, with a little effort, can be grown in the backyard, even in pots and containers.
Besides great fragrance and many health benefits, both plants can be very decorative, with their green leaves contrasting with flowers in the flowering season, followed by red unripe and dark black ripe fruits.
Since these fruits look so similar, many gardeners ask what the actual difference between the black raspberry and the blackberry is.
Published: September 10, 2022.
The navel orange is named so because of its unusual belly-button-shaped spot at the bottom end. This is a seedless variety and is very sweet.
It thrives in the USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11 (it can grow even in zone 8 with extra protection). In the USA, navel oranges are grown commercially in Florida, Arizona, and California.
Published: September 8, 2022.
Many people wonder if blueberries have seeds and if the blueberries are the seeds of blueberry plants.
While blueberries do have seeds, very small and tiny seeds, the blueberry fruits are obviously not the seeds of the blueberry plants. Read more ...
Published: September 6, 2022.
Most gardeners know that compost and humus are great for their garden. However, they may not exactly know if both these are the same or different, and if they are different, what the differences are.
Well, gardeners should remember that compost and humus are ‘not’ the same – they are "different"! In order to get benefited from both these, they should understand the differences between them and their formation and their benefits to the garden.
Updated: August 23, 2022.
Blood oranges (Citrus sinensis) originate from Asia and perform well in warm climates, although they are ideal for container gardening in cooler climates. Blood oranges thrive in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9 and 10. When grown in containers, blood-orange plants can be conveniently indoors or in another sheltered place in cooler areas or during cold snaps.
Blood oranges have been around for centuries and are used for pulp, juice, and sweet rind for culinary purposes. From the outside, it looks similar to most other oranges, but once cut, it reveals a “blood red” color. It is also sweeter than most other orange varieties. It has very few seeds and is easy to peel. Flowers of blood oranges are creamy white and have a mild fragrance.
Published: August 17, 2022.
If one is willing to grow tomatoes in their own yard or in containers, and if they have heard about determinate and indeterminate tomatoes, they might wonder what these types are and how to differentiate between them and choose the right one among them.
Well, tomatoes fall into these two categories, i.e., determinate and indeterminate, which are decided by their growth habit. Each of them has its own characteristics from which one can identify which variety they are looking at. It’s also important to identify the category because which category one chooses will be determined by their space, usage, and growing season duration.
Published: August 6, 2022.
To grow an orange tree from seeds, one can extract the seeds of an orange fruit. Seeds shouldn’t be dry or withered, or they shouldn’t have any dents or discolorations.
Dried seeds are in their dormant state and can take months to germinate or even may not germinate at all. Once taken out from the fruit, they should not be left out for too long, otherwise, they might become less likely to grow.
Published: July 26, 2022.
Gooseberries have made a comeback in the United States and are slowly getting popular. The reasons are their deliciousness and amazing health profile. Also, now there are several varieties that grow virtually without thorns.
What’s more, they often taste sweeter and more delicious than the bitter gooseberries of the past. Like most other foods that humans eat, gooseberries too are a topic of curiosity for dog owners regarding whether their four-legged children can be served these tasty berries.
Published: July 19, 2022.