Collard greens are one of the rare leafy greens that can tolerate both hot and cold temperatures. Long after our kale, spinach, and lettuce have bolted to seed, the collard greens will still be going strong! They are also more pest-resistant than the other members of the brassicaceae family.
Fall is a great time to grow greens! It’s our favorite time to grow because there are less pests about as well. It makes these easy-growing plants even easier to grow! Greens are so expensive at the grocery store and we save a lot of money with growing our own.
A healthy diet is essential for any person struggling with any health condition. When trying to promote healthy oxygenation, this is especially important. Oxygenation can refer to disease processes such as asthma. Vitamins A, D & K, many antioxidants, Manganese, and Magnesium are especially helpful. Check out the section for anti-inflammatory plans as well since asthma causes inflammation!
Lyme disease is a disease spread by ticks. There are many long-term symptoms that are associated with this condition. As with any chronic illness, a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables is essential!
A healthy diet is extremely important especially when you are expecting! A diet with Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Iron, Folate/Folic Acid, and Calcium is especially important during this time.
The cabbage looper is the caterpillar of a grayish moth with a silver spot in the middle of each wing. You can distinguish them from the cabbage worm by looking for 4 white stripes running down the body. The eggs are dome-shaped, light green, and are laid on the underside of the leaves.
The harlequin bugs, or stink bugs, are primarily black with brightly colored markings in orange, red, or yellow on the wings. It lays its barrel-shaped eggs in clusters. These bugs pierce the plant and suck out the juices, causing them to wilt and turn brown. If left untreated, the plant will eventually die.
Cabbage worms are the caterpillar of a white butterfly with black wing tips and black spots. You can distinguish them from the cabbage looper by looking for faint yellow stripes on its back. The eggs are cone shaped, whitish-yellow, and laid on the underside of the leaves.
Flea beetles are the extremely tiny insects that jump when disturbed. Even though these beetles are super small, they can quickly move through the leaves of plants, destroying the foliage in its path and spreading diseases.
While we love having our pet rabbit to help with making free fertilizer, wild rabbits can be quite troublesome for your garden. These small mammals like to eat a lot of your greens and can be tricky to manage once they know where the food is. It is important to keep them out of your garden to protect your food!