Did you know that wheat, until it was separated from the rest of its grain family members in 1883 by Joseph Kellogg, was thought to be an animal product? Yes, people considered wheat a form of meat! The fact is, there are many things about this versatile crop that confound our modern ideas of food… Continue reading Is Wheat a Vegetable?
We all know that the humble carrot is a delicious and nutritious vegetable, but did you know it’s also one of only three plants in existence known to have originated from an artificial selection by humans — the other two being tomatoes and corn. But how exactly do we go about creating foodstuffs out of… Continue reading Are Carrots Man-Made?
Some people think that cauliflower is a genetically modified vegetable. And while it’s true that some people are worried about what they put into their bodies, there is no evidence whatsoever of any genetic manipulation in the creation and development of the cauliflower plant. This article will explain everything you need to know about this… Continue reading Is Cauliflower Man Made?
This one’s easy. They will die! If they get thirsty they might survive if they are watered frequently enough, but your plant won’t be happy at all. You can try making them more drought-resistant, but really the best thing to do is simply keep watering them less often. Watering once every two days seems like… Continue reading What happens when you overwater a Peace Lily?
What is a Letcin? Lectin is a protein that we all have on our skin, inside us, or both. Some people call it an “immune system” because its job is to protect the body against foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. It does this with proteins called antibodies which attach themselves to invading particles… Continue reading How to remove lectins from tomatoes?