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Andrea Gillespie

Ripe Spring Peaches Picture

November 13, 2015

Spring is only a few weeks away, and it’s time to start thinking about the planting season ahead. This lush peaches picture inspires an informational post for anyone interested in planting peaches.

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Growing Blackberries in a Home Garden

March 27, 2015

Blackberries are an excellent choice of fruit to grow in the home garden. Growing blackberries is no more difficult than growing any common garden vegetable.

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Health Benefits of Mangosteen

March 3, 2015

The health benefits of mangosteen are extensive with a long list of potential uses. Mangosteen is being called a superfruit – in fact, the queen of superfruit – because of the antioxidants in both the rind and fruit that fight free radicals. Mangosteen can be taken internally as a juice, powder, or capsule; eaten raw; or ground up and applied externally to the skin to treat inflamed joints.

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Planting Blackberries for Spring

February 24, 2015

With spring on the way, the time to plant fruits and vegetables has come. To yield delicious fruit that is easy to grow and use in summer recipes, consider the blackberry plant.

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How to Grow Dragon Fruit

February 12, 2015

The dragon fruit plant, named for the exotic appearance of its fruit, is native to Central and South America and grows well in temperate climates. Dragon fruit growing is possible from three stages: as seeds, seedlings, or a young plant. The following discussion focuses on how to grow dragon fruit at each stage.

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Three Mangosteen Facts

February 9, 2015

To set the record straight about the queen of superfruit, here are three mangosteen facts for the informed consumer:

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Practical Uses of Aronia Berries

December 13, 2014

Despite their not so appetizing alias, the aronia berry, or choke berry, is actually a superfruit that is both easily accessible and practical for human consumption. Aronia berries grow naturally in the United States but are becoming a profitable industry as well because of their health benefits.

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Freezing Blackberries for Later Use

December 11, 2014

Antioxidant-rich blackberries are not only easy to grow in a home garden or backyard, but they are also a good choice for planting because of the benefits of picking, storing, and freezing blackberries.

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Does Mangosteen Have Any Nutritional Value?

December 10, 2014

Nutritionists are beginning to document the health benefits of mangosteen. A compound called xanthones, which occur naturally in mangosteens, possesses antioxidant-like qualities.

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The Healing Black Elder

October 7, 2014

The black elder, or sambucus nigra, is actually a very common shrub in Europe and eastern Asia that has been believed since ancient times to hold mystical medicinal qualities.

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