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I planted my collard greens in the early part of april and they are not that big and lot of yellow leaves that keep falling off. I planted them in Miracle grow soil and watered them with the micracle grow fertilizer, am I giving them to much fertilizer seeing that they are planted in the micrale grow soil?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
There are three possible reasons why your collard greens might not be growing :
  • Too much or too little direct sunlight—collard greens needs 4-6 hours of direct sunlight but also doesn’t like excessive  Read More
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im gonna try to make them eat more veggies ..what are teh veggies that have more iron ? and fiber ?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
Your best choice is legumes! Legumes include peas, beans (like kidney, chick peas, etc.), lentils, soy, and peanuts. Not only do legumes offer a large amount of fiber (approximately 5 g for ½ cup serving)  Read More
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Monday, June 27th, 2011
Most vegetables maintain high quality for 12 to 18 months (1-1 1/2 years) at 0 degrees F. For the best quality, try and consume your frozen turnip greens as soon as possible. See our Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Turnips!
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How do I ripen pears? Peaches? Cantaloupe? Watermelon? Green grapes? Thanks!

Monday, June 20th, 2011
Watermelon and grapes should be harvested at full maturity since they do not further ripen after being removed from the vine.
Cantaloupe ripens after harvest but does not increase in sugar content. Ripen  Read More
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What is the best way to ansewr the question: Can I only eat vegetables and not fruit? or vice versa.

Friday, June 17th, 2011
Both fruits and vegetables in all forms provide a variety of nutrients and other beneficial compounds for the body.  Fruits and vegetables do provide many similar vitamins and minerals, like vitamins A & C,  Read More
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an one eat canned veggies without heating them? Good for emergency purposes?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Many canned vegetables can be eaten right from the can (i.e. beans, beets). The canning process cooks and sterilizes the vegetables, making them safe to eat even without heating. There are some good summer  Read More
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I do have a question– since I have colitius, and diverticulitus also have a narrow place in my colen–I need fiber, which comes from veggies and fruit– But I am wondering how I get fiber when some want me on a low residue diet– are canned or cooked fruits and veggies as good for fiber- as fresh or frozen ? I also have a very easy stomech to irrate with food, so I am not sure what I need to eat in my case– I know you are not my Dr. but, a few tips will certanily help me.ThanksGina

Saturday, June 11th, 2011
All forms of fruits and vegetables—fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juice—are equally beneficial to you. Since you have specific recommendations due to your colitis and diverticulitis, you should ask  Read More
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How can I put a small cook book togather- With my own recipes–I will apprciate all the tips you can give me, I am on small income so I can’t afford to pay much to get it done–I would like to put one togather mostly for my children. Thanks G—- Arizona

Saturday, June 11th, 2011
Many craft stores have cookbook kits that you can use to put together your own cookbook. You can also search the internet for cookbook templates that allow you to make your own cookbook. Our Fruits &  Read More
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With the new guidleines of “My Plate”, what are the recomendations for snack servings in relation to the food groups?

Friday, June 10th, 2011
There is not a set recommendation for “snack serving size,” but it is important to snack through out the day. The most important thing is to make sure that you are not consuming more than your daily  Read More
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IS it to late to plant a vegetable or fruit garden?(JUNE 10th). If so are there any herbs i can work on right now or any fruit that may grow?

Friday, June 10th, 2011
The timing of gardening depends a lot on the climate where you live. In most places throughout the country it’s late, but not too late.  Your best bet for both herbs and things like tomato and pepper plants  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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