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All Purple Sweet Potato -  They are purple, and apparently the anthocyanin - the chemical that makes them purple - is really healthy for you. While researching anthocyanin I came across a comment that noted that the anthocyanin chemical acts a bit like a crude pH meter. The color of the purple juice extracted by purple crops will turn from purple to red in the presence of lemon juice and from purple to green in the presence of baking soda.

All Purple Sweet Potato - They are purple, and apparently the anthocyanin - the chemical that makes them purple - is really healthy for you. While researching anthocyanin I came across a comment that noted that the anthocyanin chemical acts a bit like a crude pH meter. The color of the purple juice extracted by purple crops will turn from purple to red in the presence of lemon juice and from purple to green in the presence of baking soda.

Lazy way to grow 1000,s of Sweet chestnuts and Hazels, better version.MP4 - YouTube

Lazy way to grow 1000,s of Sweet chestnuts and Hazels, better version.MP4 - YouTube

Micro-propagation of Damask Rose (Rosa damascena Mill.) cv. Almarah - Damask rose (Rosa damascena) is a species of old roses. It is a salt and drought tolerant plant and may be grown on poor soils.

Micro-propagation of Damask Rose (Rosa damascena Mill.) cv. Almarah - Damask rose (Rosa damascena) is a species of old roses. It is a salt and drought tolerant plant and may be grown on poor soils.

How to make Gulkand (Rose Petal Jam) at home - The flowers of Rosa × damascena, more commonly known as the the Damascus rose, are used for making Gulkand.

How to Make Gulkand (Rose Petal Jam) at Home...

How to make Gulkand (Rose Petal Jam) at home - The flowers of Rosa × damascena, more commonly known as the the Damascus rose, are used for making Gulkand.

In praise of honey suckle- article on permies. Looking for info on this plant that has invaded our woods. Maybe wait & not cut it down & introduce goats at a later date. Seems they love it. Also use for: Living fences & Basketry

In praise of honey suckle- article on permies. Looking for info on this plant that has invaded our woods. Maybe wait & not cut it down & introduce goats at a later date. Seems they love it. Also use for: Living fences & Basketry

Tough Fruit--relatively uncultivated varieties to consider growing

Tough Fruit--relatively uncultivated varieties to consider growing

Extensive list of herb and vegetable seeds (lots of wild medicinal plant seeds!) you can order from Richters Herb and Vegetable Seeds

Extensive list of herb and vegetable seeds (lots of wild medicinal plant seeds!) you can order from Richters Herb and Vegetable Seeds

Fermenting Maine on Vimeo

Fermenting Maine on Vimeo

If you think you know olive oil, think again! Currently halfway done with this book as a part of my assigned reading for my Sicily travel writing class. You will be amazed by the truths behind this industry! ( Don't trust the cheap stuff in the supermarkets!)

If you think you know olive oil, think again! Currently halfway done with this book as a part of my assigned reading for my Sicily travel writing class. You will be amazed by the truths behind this industry! ( Don't trust the cheap stuff in the supermarkets!)

The Perigord, or French black truffle, is a European variety mycologist Charles Lefevre of New World Truffieres in Eugene has developed for cultivation. (Courtesy of Charles Lefevre)

The Perigord, or French black truffle, is a European variety mycologist Charles Lefevre of New World Truffieres in Eugene has developed for cultivation. (Courtesy of Charles Lefevre)

CORN * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014 Floriani Red Flint Corn (Zea mays) is a rare Italian heirloom prized by chefs and homesteaders alike. The flavor is unforgettable, with a rich, slightly sweet, distinct taste and texture.The ears can grow to 8.5" long with 15-16 rows. You'll get one ear per stalk, sometimes two depending on soil nutrition and such. It is also one of the earliest flint corns you can grow, so perfect for Northern gardeners. 100 days. 50 Seeds.

CORN * HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2014 Floriani Red Flint Corn (Zea mays) is a rare Italian heirloom prized by chefs and homesteaders alike. The flavor is unforgettable, with a rich, slightly sweet, distinct taste and texture.The ears can grow to 8.5" long with 15-16 rows. You'll get one ear per stalk, sometimes two depending on soil nutrition and such. It is also one of the earliest flint corns you can grow, so perfect for Northern gardeners. 100 days. 50 Seeds.