& Food Trends
Healthy rewards from small garden spaces & good carbs
By planting a miniature garden and adding some fairy accessories, you can create a container garden with a purpose. Miniature gardens with specific themes, such as a fairy garden, are swiftly becoming an emerging trend for year-round gardening enjoyment. Beach, camping, and farm scenes are trendy for outdoor summer gardens. Holiday figurines can accent an indoor mini garden to change with the seasons.
Air Plants are a revitalized tropical gardening trend as both interior and outdoor plants. The trick for successful air plant care is to duplicate the humidity in their natural growing environment. Find out what home gardeners need to know about caring for air plants.
Does the broccoli served on your plate still have the same original nutritional qualities after harvest and distribution to the consumer market? The answer is ‘maybe’, depending on how many days it was stored after harvest and how the vegetable is prepared for eating. Broccoli carries a big bang of nutrition when picked fresh from the garden or when grown as broccoli microgreens or sprouts.
The delicate and tiny nature of washing microgreen leaves can cause a soggy mess and create a dilemma in making a decision whether or not to wash them before use. Any fresh food produce that ages in the refrigerator is subject to additional bacteria that occurs during the natural aging process. Therefore modern food hygiene guidelines warn consumers to wash fresh produce before consumption even if the manufacturer makes claims the produce has been pre-washed. In this blog I will share some of the ideas I have received from market customers and my own experimentation to show how microgreens can be washed before serving by following a few simple tips.
Hello gardeners. We are James LeValley and Cathy LeValley, owners of New Earth Micro Farm and passionate gardeners of fast and easy growing using small spaces. Waiting 3 or 4 months for a vegetable to grow - not for us. Growing micro and mini vegetables in 10 to 60 days provides a quick turnaround to support organic growing methods for greater nutrition.