Archive for November, 2009

Pomegranates – A fun, festive fruit

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Pomegranate shrubs are one of the easiest fruits to grow, since they are usually not affected by many pests or diseases. The fruits are full of antioxidants and thought to have many health benefits.

If you live in the right climate area for growing pomegranates plan to add one (or two) to your suburban homestead garden plan. The delicious fruits can be used for juice, syrups, salad toppings and jams, or eat the seeds fresh, right out of the fruit.

This is one fruit that you’ll love growing. To learn more about the growing needs of pomegranates click here.

Creative Commons License photo credit: norwichnuts

Cover crops just might be the hardest-working plants you’ll ever grow. Cover crops (also called green manure) suppress weeds, build productive soil, and help control pests and diseases. Plus, cover crops are easy to plant and require only basic care to thrive. And they grow well in nearly every part of the country.

To get started! Check out this article