Growing Your Own Edamame

Taylor Hillman This Land of Ours

Growing beans is easy, and Edamame is no exception.  Edamame is a type of soybean, thought only the dried form is used for making tofu and other soy products.  Their popularity stems from the fact that they’re extremely nutritious. Edamame beans are packed with protein and vitamins, including vitamin E. They’re also rich in antioxidants and contain a lot of …

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Creating a Backyard Tropical Paradise

Dan This Land of Ours

Whether you have a small space, or acres of land, Cathy Isom has tips for creating a tropical paradise in your backyard. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Tropical Gardens are an idealistic, soothing piece of paradise. This can be achieved with clever and adventurous planting. When planning a tropical garden, the goal is to create layers of …

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Tropical Plant that is Practically Pest Free

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has a bit of information about a wonderful tropical plant that is practically pest free and drought resistant. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Cassava is a wonderful, yet little known tropical root crop. It’s full of starch and carbohydrates, so it provides a nutritious meal, which is why its third-largest source of carbohydrates in tropical areas. …


How to Build a Rain Garden in Your Yard

Dan This Land of Ours

In this installment of rain gardens, Cathy Isom gives you a few tips about how to build a rain garden in your yard. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. When you determine the right size and shape of your rain garden, spray paint or lay rope along the perimeter so that you know where to dig. Before you begin …


Methods for Successful Plant Propagation

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Nursery Crops, Seeds, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom discusses several different methods, and gives you some foolproof methods for successful plant propagation. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Plant propagation is a great way of getting more plants for next to nothing. Sexual plant propagation is the natural method that requires contributions from both a male and a female plant. This occurs naturally after flowering …