By Jackie Clay-Atkinson
One of the costliest parts of growing your own food is buying garden seeds each spring. These days, a single packet of seeds can cost $5.99 or more. And a whole lot of folks are becoming concerned (and rightly so) with the presence of GMOs in our seed.
Fortunately, saving your own seeds from the garden is very easy and will save you money, too. But a lot of people are confused about just what seeds to plant in order to save seeds at all.
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By Linda Gabris
Grains are a rich source of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are vital for good health and well-being. Diets rich in grains help prevent strokes and chronic ailments. When thinking along the lines of good health, it’s always wise to buy organically-grown grains.
Keeping your pantry well-stocked with various grains ensures your family will never go hungry. If you store your grains in a cool, dry place in an airtight container, they will save indefinitely. When grains are cooked, they absorb their cooking liquid and swell up to three or four times their original size; a small handful of grain really does make a lot more than you think.
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