Summer time: the arrival of June brings many new vegetables to the garden and the orchard finally begins to give us excellent fresh seasonal fruit.In this period of abundance it is good to remember that consuming seasonal fruits is a choice that has several reasons: the two most important are economic savings on shopping, for those who buy fruit and vegetables, and eco-sustainability, since growing out of season has great environmental costs.
Gathering edible wild herbs Not everyone knows that uncultivated meadows are rich in edible plant specimens: many of the wild herbs can be eaten and are also very good. To recognize them it is advisable to have a good guide to the recognition of herbs, to take with you during every walk, for example I recommend this book.
Birds can be very useful in the vegetable garden. Too often we consider only the small damage that some birds cause by pecking fruit or eating seeds just planted, without thinking instead of the fundamental role of insectivores, which limit many crop pests. therefore important allies in the organic garden, especially in spring.
Aloe Juvenna AL-oh, joo-VEN-nuh , is an aloe species native to Kenya.Juvenna is known for its dense cluster of triangular leaves. Another is Aloe Nobilis.The leaves of this succulent plant feature teeth along the margins, giving the plant its common name of Tiger Tooth Aloe.It’s part of the Aloe plant genus and Asphodelaceae family and grows in rocky, mountainous areas.
Preparing homemade preserves, whether they are pickled, in oil, jams or sauces is an operation that anyone with a vegetable garden at home will want to try sooner or later. What could be better than preserving the flavor, freshness and genuineness of what is produced by your own hands over time? The preparation of preserves must however be carried out carefully to avoid the danger of mold and botulinum development.
Plantain is a commonly spread weed, you can find it on all types of soil, for most of the year, only during the summer it tends to dry out due to the heat. It is a family of herbs, the plantain, among which we find several edible plants, in particular the lanceolate plantain, the greater plantain and the buckthorn.