Brassicas: A garden staple

What’s a brassica? You’ve heard me talk about brassicas, so maybe you’re wondering what on earth is a brassica? Well, brassicas are a family of plants that are known for being cold-hardy and high in nutrition. They are also known as cruciferous plants. That’s because when they first sprout, their first two leaves (called cotyledons…

Store Water

In times of emergency, water is an essential concern. Take precautions now and start storing water. Water is not only essential to good heath and hygiene, it is quite often the first thing to be affected by natural disaster. The water supply may be interrupted because of earthquake, tornado, flooding or extreme weather. Or water…

Plant a Tree

For most of us, early spring is the best time to plant trees. As long as you are not expecting any hard, killing frosts, the trees will love having the whole spring and summer to get well-established. But if you live in the south, hot summers tend to tax young trees’ ability to take up…