SWISS CHARD: Veggie Full of Nutrients That Filipinos Should Learn to Eat

SWISS CHARD: Veggie Full of Nutrients That Filipinos Should Learn to Eat

SWISS CHARD is one vegetable that is highly nutritious but which most Filipinos have not learned to eat. It is said to contain 13 polyphenol antioxidants. And its leaves contain syringica acid which is claimed to have blood sugar-regulating properties. It is one vegetable that is recommended for boiling. Boiling […]

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PURPLE PECHAY, Anyone?

PURPLE PECHAY, Anyone?

MOST likely you have not seen a purple pechay. I saw it for the first time at the open house of Allied Botanical in Tayug, Pangasinan. What is it used for? It is a small variety and can be used as green salad ingredient. It will add color to the […]

Know About Sunflowers For Gardens

Know About Sunflowers For Gardens

There’s an emerging trend for sunflowers in the Philippines. As a money-making opportunity, sunflower varieties are targeted for home gardens. It is unlike in foreign countries where the crop is grown commercially in wide areas for the production of seeds for human consumption and for bird seed. Sunflower oil is […]

BLUE TRAP: It Attracts Thrips & Mites

BLUE TRAP: It Attracts Thrips & Mites

While most insects are attracted by the yellow color, hence the yellow trap brushed over with sticky oil, blue is another color that attracts two particular pests – the tiny thrips (an insect) and mites (a non-insect but just as destructive to crops like the insects). At the experimental farm […]

CLARABEL: Poor Man’s Sweet Pepper

One vegetable that attracted us during the recent open house of a seed company in Tayug, Pangasinan, is what agriculturist Herlo Atole calls “poor man’s sweet pepper.” Herlo is the farm manager of the research station of Allied Botanical Corporation which staged its annual open house to show to the […]

COLORED CORN: Said To Contain More Antioxidants

COLORED CORN: Said To Contain More Antioxidants

SEED COMPANIES in the Philippines are getting interested in introducing colored corn for the production of ears for boiling. These include varieties with purple, red and combinations of red or purple and white. The companies which are trying to introduce the colored varieties are conducting their own field trials to […]

ALEX O: He Wants To Know How To Start His Dream Farm

ALEX O: He Wants To Know How To Start His Dream Farm

While we were thinking of a topic for our column in the newspaper, we received a text from Alex O who said he just read our column in Panorama magazine about smart money-making tips in farming. He asks: “How would I start?” To which we texted back. “We can’t give […]

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