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Fruit and Vegetable Storage: Ideas to waste less food

Posted by Afolabi Akeredolu on

According to sustainability study, household food waste makes up 70% of the UK’s total loss, and most of that is fresh produce like fruit and vegetables. The study then value food thrown away every year in the UK equates to £19 billion – a serious amount of waste.  But it’s not all doom and gloom because the amount of food we throw away is going down. There was a reduction of almost 6% between 2015 and 2018 and figures are now almost 18% lower than they were in 2007. This equates to almost £1.3 billion less in 2019 than in...

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20 Best Climbing Plants

Posted by Afolabi Akeredolu on

It is worth paying attention to the eventual height a climber will reach before you choose to plant it – some types grow only to head height, while others are so vigorous, they will reach for the roof and keep going. Also take note of any pruning requirements to make sure you will be able to easily access and tend any plants that do need to be cut back in the future.  1.Boston Ivy.  2.Chinese Virginia Creeper.  3.Chocolate Vine.  4.Climbing Hydrangea.  5.Crimson Glory Vine.  6.Downy Clematis.  7.Evergreen Clematis.  8.Japanese Quince.  9.Japanese Wisteria.  10.Morning Glory.  11.Patio Clematis.  12.Potato Vines.  13.Roses (Climbers). ...

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Buckwheat

Posted by Afolabi Akeredolu on

Buckwheat Seed Quantity:12 Oz. Seed Presoak: 12 to 24 hours (cold water)Growing Medium: soilPreferred Medium: soil onlyBlackout Time: 3-4 daysGermination Rate:  highGermination Time: 1 to 2 daysMicrogreens Harvest time: 6 to 12 daysMicrogreens Ideal Harvest: 10 daysBaby Salad / Adult Stage Harvest: not recommendedMicro Greens Color: pale greenMicro Greens Flavor: mild, tart / tangy Soak seeds in cold water for half a day to a day, rinse well, then spread over the soil.  To prepare the soil, tamp it gently to flatten.  Spread the buckwheat seeds evenly (they should be quite thick) and tamp very gently to insure contact with the soil.  Mist thoroughly twice a day.  Keep covered...

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Brussels Sprouts (Long Island)

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Brussels Sprouts (Long Island) Seeding:Approx 1 Oz. for a 10"x20" traySeed Presoak: NoGrowing Medium: hydroponic, soilPreferred Medium: hydroponicBlackout Time: 3 daysGermination Rate:  highGermination Time: 1 to 2 daysMicrogreens Harvest time: 8 to 10 daysMicrogreens Ideal Harvest: 10 daysMicro Greens Color: dark greenMicro Greens Flavor: mild brussels sprout Long Island Brussels sprout grows very fast.  Keep in the dark with the black-out dome for 3 days and then flip the lid on day 4 & 5 to put a little stress on the emerging seedlings.  Doing this strengthens the crop.  Brussels sprout color up quite quickly and is a dark green in color.  With a mild brussels sprout flavor, this is...

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Broccoli

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Broccoli Variety:  Waltham 29 Seeding:Approx 1 Oz of seed to a 10"x20" traySeed Presoak: NoGrowing Medium: hydroponic, soilPreferred Medium: hydroponicBlackout Time: 4-5 daysGermination Rate:  highGermination Time: 2 to 3 daysMicrogreens Harvest time: 8 to 12 daysMicrogreens Ideal Harvest: 10 daysBaby Salad / Adult Stage Harvest: not recommendedMicro Greens Color: greenMicro Greens Flavor: mild cabbage Broccoli grows very fast and is one of the easiest microgreens to grow.   It can be sown a little more thickly that other seeds. Keep in the dark with the black-out dome for 3 days and then flip the lid on day 4 & 5 to put a little stress on the emerging seedlings.  This will...

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