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Incredible Edible Baskets

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Creating a fantastic edible basket is easy, with the right ingredients. First you need a basket that you can work with. I want as much surface area as possible so my plants have room to grow. This means I use the sides and bottom as well as the top. You need to take root space into consideration too but using a mix including shallow rooted plants allows for more plants in a basket. The basket in the picture has not had a chance to fill out, once the weather improves (like we get some sun) I expect it to bush out...

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mmmmarvelous Swiss Chard

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  photo of baby Swiss Chard by Jason Lang. If you are reading this blog you are likely as interested in how nutrition and taste as aesthetics. But I have to say it is really a thing of beauty. But for all you healthy types here are some quick facts: Swiss chard is the store-house of many phytonutrients that have health promotional and disease prevention properties. Chard is very low in calories (19 kcal per 100 g fresh, raw leaves) and fats, recommended in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs. Chard leaves are an excellent source of anti-oxidant vitamin, vitamin-C.  Chard is...

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