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Friday, August 19, 2011

Garden & Nutrition Facts

The plants have grown so much!  I am actually about to plant a second crop of lettuces, kale, and broccoli to last through the first frost.  The crabgrass in my yard started to invade the garden and it has been a lot of work trying to keep up with it...

I packed this garden with tomatoes, beans, eggplant, lettuces, kale, cabbage, peppers, kohlrabi, carrots, squash and lots of herbs!
I didn't realize that I had white eggplants until they started to grow.  I thought I had bought the purple striped, but these are beautiful!

Fun fact:  Eggplant is considered a fruit, but botanically it's actually a berry...
On the left is cabbage and on the right is kale. Both of these are superstar vegetables with all sorts of great health benefits!

Fact:  Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. It ranks #1 against all vegetables.  Spinach is #2.  Kale helps fight and prevent cancers and it is loaded with vitamins!  
This is kohlrabi which is part of the cabbage family. You eat the bulb part, it can be eaten raw or cooked, the leaves are also edible!

Fact:  Kohlrabi also helps fight cancer, is a good source of Vitamin C and great source of potassium!

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