Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene, a strong antioxidant. Lycopene seems to protect cells from oxygen damage. Studies have also shown tomato juice helps prevent lung-destroying emphysema in mice exposed to cigarette smoke. Lycopene is a powerful cancer fighter in addition to its abilities playing a part in prevention of heart disease. A daily glass of tomato juice is a good idea for those with diabetes or those who smoke.

Determinate Tomatoes

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Most early Tomatoes are Determinate, fewer than three leaves between flower and cluster. They grow naturally bushy, and don not need pruning. Determinate Tomatoes plants are short stemmed and they tend to grow first then all the set fruit will ripen.

Indeterminate Tomatoes

The fruit of an indeterminate tomato tends to ripen over a long period. They respond well to training or pruning. Prune carefully to avoid sunscald the leaves protect the fruit.

Blossom rot on tomatoes is caused by a lack of calcium, prevent this by mulching, and keep organic matter in the soil. By crushing eggshells and placing it around the plant before watering helps, prevent calcium loss.

Freeze ripe tomatoes whole to use later in cooking. Wash, dry and put in a plastic bag and freeze. When you need one run cold water on it and the skin will fall off. Perfect for soups and stews.

Herbs

Lavender

Herbs are plants that may be used for its culinary, medicinal, or fragrant properties. They are a wide group of plants that may be growing anywhere.

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Succulents

Succulent

Succulents are growing in popularity due to the ability to be slightly neglected. They are low maintenance, beautiful flowers and are easy to propagate.

 

Tea

Herbal Teas

Herbal Teas are one of the best ways to end the days of working the garden.

Essential Oils

Essential Oils

A safe and silent way to keep our emotional state balanced is aromatherapy using Essential Oils.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a pleasing and natural way to boost both your physical health and your emotional well-being using essential oils.