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What is the growing season of tomatoes? I live in NOrth TExas, Dallas Fort Worth area, and would like to plant a tomatoe plant or two to get the experiece do I have enough time?

Saturday, July 17th, 2010
Tomato plants can be started any time after February 15th if you live in southern parts of the United States. However, if you begin growing the tomato plants now, you want to select the mid-summer or late  Read More
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i have info sheets on several fruits/vegetables that i have printed from you web site that i can’t seem to find. they are one page sheets for an individual fruit or vegetable. it lists the season that are available, nutrients, selection, storage, quick fix tips and a recipe.can you help me?Nancy

Friday, July 9th, 2010
I believe you are referring to the WIC Toolkit. This toolkit contains information sheets on several fruits and vegetables equipped with a recipe for each.
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I want to know about rice, for example; what rice is best to eeat and least good to eat? like jasmine rice brown rice…

Thursday, July 8th, 2010
When eating rice or any grain product select “whole grain” choices. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans you want to make half of the grains you eat each day whole grains. Therefore, whenever  Read More
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i have a question about cucumbers. someone told me they arent good for diabetic. is that correct.

Thursday, July 8th, 2010
Cucumbers along with fruits and vegetables should not be restricted by diabetics. There is often a misconception that the naturally occurring sugar in fruits and vegetables is “bad” for diabetic patients.  Read More
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What are th ebenefits of eating aspargus

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
There are many nutritional benefits in asparagus. Asparagus is fat free, saturated fat free, sodium free, cholesterol free, low calorie, a good source of vitamin A and C, and high in folate. All fruits and vegetables have multiple health promoting benefits.
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I have sugar snap peas and 3 varieties if beans that will be ready to harvest soon. I have never known just how to harvest the fruit…do I cut it off mid-stem, leaving just a stub, before the stem begins, or what? I woudl like to take good care of the plants, in hopes they will continue to produce throughout the season.

Friday, July 2nd, 2010
You take the whole pea or bean. Look at fresh green beans in your supermarket produce section to see how much of the stem is normally left when harvesting. Each and every fruit and vegetable has a different  Read More
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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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