Small, powerful, and oh, so healthy, these little greens are dynamite in a tiny package. Don’t let their diminutive nature fool you; microgreens are a superfood to contend with. You’ve probably seen microgreen growing kits before or spotted a tray of greens on your friend’s counter and may be wondering what the deal is with these just-sprouted seeds. Are they really as healthy as everyone claims? Should you be eating them? Read on for our favorite health benefits of microgreens and ways they can supercharge your health.
Ah, fall. As the leaves change and flutter to the ground and the cool autumn breeze blows through bare braches, there’s something other than fresh air coming on the wind. Pumpkin. Or, more specifically, pumpkin-flavored everything. Bread, cookies, cakes, and the oh-so-famous pumpkin spice latte. Children shrieking with joy as they carefully select their favorite pumpkin from the patch, and pies with extra helpings of whipped cream garnishing the Thanksgiving table. This iconic orange fruit (yes, it’s actually a fruit) has a lot more to offer than fond memories and sugary treats, however. In fact, it may be just what you need to kick off your healthy holiday season.
Seeds are incredibly versatile superfoods that can be added easily to your diet with powerful results. Enjoy these little, yet mighty, plant foods daily to boost your health and receive critical vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Not to mention, seeds are incredibly flavorful! These are the top 5 seeds you need to be enjoying and quick ways to eat more.
Just because the ground is frozen and you can see your breath on the frigid outside air, doesn’t mean it’s too early to begin thinking about spring planting. Starting these seeds indoors will help encourage a strong, healthy plant when it’s time to move them outside. Grow your own indoor garden today to get a jump on the season and expand your gardening repertoire.
The winter is often a discouraging time for gardeners. Windy days and grey, gloomy skies, not to mention whether that doesn’t exactly support outdoor activities. January and February can be the most difficult times of the year, as you can almost taste spring and are filled with the ambition and motivation of the new year. So should you just forget about gardening for the entire winter? Certainly not! There are many things you can be doing today to prepare for the busy spring garden season, even when you’re staring at 4 inches of snow covering your dormant beds. Take some time to do these simple tasks that will make the planting season more organized and efficient and will help your garden flourish.