A Guide to Growing Zucchini

A Guide to Growing Zucchini

If you plant zucchini close to each other, you'll have flowers opening on any given day, which improves your chances of pollination and an abundant crop. Check your plants every day for new fruit, as they grow quickly.

Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes

Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes

To start, rutabaga is low in carbohydrates, with a 100-gram serving providing only 8.1 grams.1 This makes it considerably healthier than potatoes, which have a high glycemic load that can cause rapid spikes in your blood sugar levels.2 Another notable thing about this vegetable is in the same serving, it contains 25 milligrams of vitamin C, an important nutrient essential for many biological functions such as managing blood pressure levels,3 lowering the risk of heart disease4 and significantly boosting iron absorption.5 Rutabaga also contains the following nutrients that offer various benefits:6

12 Fall Superfoods to Put on Your Grocery List

12 Fall Superfoods to Put on Your Grocery List

But it can be dried and powdered and put into capsules and taken as a supplement.Research has shown eating pomegranates may protect you against Alzheimer's disease and certain cancers, increase blood flow to your heart, soothe inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and help maintain your blood pressure and cholesterol balance.20  If you toss a half cup of pomegranate seeds into a salad, you'll receive a slew of antioxidants and 4 g of fiber, as well as a decent amount of calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C.21

Great Tips for Growing Squash

Great Tips for Growing Squash

As demonstrated in the video above, summer squash grow in a low bushy formation and work well in containers or in the ground, while winter squash grow along vines, working best when planted directly in the ground.8 If you live in an area with a short growing season, you can start the seeds indoors approximately two to three weeks before the date of your last frost.