Lettuce

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Lettuce

All leafy green vegetables contain quantities of vitamin C and lettuce is no exception. Picking it fresh is even better! Lettuce also contains vitamin A and folate, some varieties may have mild sedative properties. Cos lettuce tends to have a higher vitamin content than other varieties.

Lettuce is known to have been cultivated for thousands of years. There are many different varieties of modern lettuce, including the ‘cut-and-come-again’ types. These grow like small leafy bushes and can be cut every couple of days throughout the growing season. There are also various red tinged and curly leaf varieties that pretty up any meal.
You could even try growing some on a windowsill. This growing guide will help you get the most from your plants.

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How to Grow Lettuce

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Zucchini

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Eat zucchini young and unpeeled for maximum effect. They are full of good vitamins. The seeds are also beneficial. They contain certain naturally occurring chemicals which, it has been shown, can help control enlargement of the prostate gland.

Zucchini, or courgettes, are part of the large squash family and they are one of the easiest veggies to grow yourself.

Originally they were simply young marrows. Now you can buy all sorts of colours, shapes and sizes.
When you grow your own organic zucchini you can afford to eat them even younger – healthy plants tend to produce lots of fruits!

Grab this quick growing guide from your favourite retailer and get the most from your zucchini plants.

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How to Grow Zucchini

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Linda x

Garlic

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As well as being effective in preventing colds, flu and infections, garlic is known to help reduce high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. It has anti-fungal and antibiotic qualities.

Garlic is part of the large group of plants belonging to the onion family and was cultivated as long ago as 3000BC. Wild garlic has been around even longer.

The Romans believed that garlic gave strength and workmen and soldiers were encouraged to use it. It was also supposedly a good hangover cure in Roman times.

Garlic has been found in Egyptian tombs and was believed to be an offering to the gods. It was also used in embalming oils, and is still considered to be useful as a preservative.

Garlic has been the number one herb for warding off vampires and bad spirits for centuries, and there are many myths and legends attached to it.

So, vampire-slayer, preservative and medicinal aside, garlic is delicious! Grow some yourself… This handy download will help you grow twenty every day herbs including garlic:

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20 Everyday Herbs

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Linda x