Here are three of the all time top posts from CARAMEL & PARSLEY over the past years. All Time Top posts is a feature I was unaware of, especially how interesting it could be. Some of these articles have been written years ago but The List, to me, was surprising to say the least. Here we go with three of the top 10:
#1 All Time Top Posts - Gardening with Wood Chips
Absolutely amazing that this is the top article on the list with thousands of "views". It's one of those things I always try to do in the garden as it certainly makes life a lot easier in the long run, saves time and energy and the plants, insects and birds also like it. Plus I think besides "lightening up" our shady garden there are many other benefits as well. Enjoy "Using Dry Wood Shavings in the Garden"
#2 Always our Top Fruit to Grow
The tomato has been the overwhelmingly top crop to grow for fresh summer eating and pressure canning for use during the following year. I still preserve tomatoes each year basically following Dads Favourite Home Canned Tomatoes (updated). Without doubt this has, and is, my "main" annual crop but garlic and kale are close behind. When tomatoes ripen the juicy fruit is an absolute treat to eat fresh from the garden. There just is no comparison to the taste and healthy benefits of this vegetable. Lots of reasons for you to read "15 Reasons to Grow Your Own Tomatoes"
#3 Fragrant Citrus Lemons
I have been growing lemon and kumquat trees in very large containers in the Lower Mainland, BC for some years. My biggest disappointment was transplanting a six year old heavy bearing Meyer lemon to the yard which was not successful, mostly due to an unbelievable cold and windy winter that followed in the first year. Of course it was replaced and we have 2 large containers in the garage overwintering - another Meyer Lemon and a cold tolerant kumquat. Read on about my experience "Growing Citrus Trees in Lower Mainland, BC"
In Closing :
Hoping you find something of interest in these articles and perhaps are encouraged to take up a new hobby like growing tomatoes, garlic, kale or other vegetables and fruits, organically at home
Interestingly, although I write on other topics such as health, travel and environment, besides gardening, most of the Top 10 retweeted articles were in the Gardening category. Perhaps I should consider a change of content? I am grateful for Caramel and Parsley and continue to thank you for the interest. It truly never ceases to amaze me.
Regards ~ Liz
Working in the garden gives me something beyond the enjoyment of the senses.
It gives me a profound feeling of inner peace.
~ Ruth Stout
Links & References:
- Why you should consider gardening organically: Glyphosate Fact Sheet: Cancer & Other Health Concerns (September 2021)
- CAP recipe Sweet & Easy Tomato & Onion casserole (substitute cauliflower "rice" for bread crumbs)
- CAP 5 More Reasons to Start a New Vegetable Garden (2017)
- Sugar Infographics from Dr David Unwin (including some fruits & vegetables) Public Health Collaboration, UK
- "Low Carbohydrate Diet for Type 2 Diabetes Reversal" CAP (2019)
- Sweet Revenge: Dr. Robert Lustig Explains How to Cut Sugar, Lose Weight and Turn the Tables On Processed Foods (2014)
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