Dandelion Greens and Health Benefits

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The dandelion is a perennial herb that is native to Eurasia. It’s scientific name is taraxacum officinale. This amazing herb is unfortunately treated as a pesky, useless weed. In reality, it is quite the opposite! Dandelions provide many benefits to us and our environment. One way, in which they improve the environment is by improving soil conditions. Dandelions have deep, …

How to Grow Blueberries

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Highbush Blueberries Growing blueberries is very rewarding. The highbush blueberry plant produces very delicious, high-yielding, blueberries for eating and making into desserts. It is a deciduous shrub growing up to 4 m tall. In the fall, the leaves change colour to a brilliant red that is very attractive for the garden! They can also be grown as a beautiful hedge …

How to Grow Genovese Basil

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Genovese Basil Genovese basil is from the Genoa area of Italy, the pesto capital of the world. The leaves are larger than sweet basil and has a more bushy growth. The flavour is pungent, slightly spicy, and very aromatic. ‘Genovese’ is the classic basil for pesto and tomato-based dishes. The sweet, large, dark-green leaves grow up to 2 inches long, …

How to Grow Sea Buckthorn

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Sea Buckthorn Sea buckthorn is a ‘super food’ and a tree of increasing economic importance due to the health benefits it provides. The seeds contain high levels of antioxidants such as vitamin C and E, and flavonoids, which help to strengthen the immune system and protect you from disease, as well as strengthening your heart. It has been used for …