Starting Your Seeds Indoors This Winter

Expert answers to your herb-growing questions. Q.  This year I want to grow some of my herb plants from seeds. What are the steps to starting seeds over the winter? A.  Seed starting is like baking bread- you need the right mix of ingredients, the right temperature, and viable yeast. In the case of seed starting, the … Continue reading Starting Your Seeds Indoors This Winter

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Starting Plants: Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden Transplants

Some plants can be started indoors early in the season, before soil and air temperatures are warm enough to plant outdoors. From a seed-starting perspective, most of our common vegetable plants fall into one of three categories. Don't do well direct-seeded outdoors - these plants seem to do better if they are started in a … Continue reading Starting Plants: Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden Transplants

Garlic Relieves Joint Stiffness in Knee Osteoarthritis in 12-week Study

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease worldwide. It causes considerable pain and debility. There is a need for low-cost, safe, effective therapies. The commonly prescribed medications do not provide adequate relief. The chronic nature of OA makes the costs and adverse effects of these medications particularly problematic. The mechanisms of pain and dysfunction … Continue reading Garlic Relieves Joint Stiffness in Knee Osteoarthritis in 12-week Study

Food as Medicine: Pear (Pyrus communis and P. pyrifolia, Rosaceae)

The genus Pyrus consists of 30 deciduous species and is closely related to the genus Malus, which includes apples (Malus spp.). Both genera are part of the economically important Rosaceae family.1,2 Similar to apples, Pyrus fruits are classified as pomes, where the seeds are contained in a central, compartmentalized core.3 The Pyrus genus is native to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.1 Capable of living … Continue reading Food as Medicine: Pear (Pyrus communis and P. pyrifolia, Rosaceae)