Showing posts from May, 2012

Tips on How to Pick and Store Your Vegetables

-Pick all your vegetables in the coolest weather you can. Cloudy days, early mornings, and evenings are always best. -Use a clean, sharp knife to cut your vegetables from the plant. Be gentle when you handle your crops so they don't bruise. - Use clean containers to put your crops in. Some vegetables are still good a long time after you pick them. That is why it is important to pick and store these common vegetables first: Cabbage . Pick cabbage when the heads are firm. Keep them cold and moist. Cabbage will spoil after about five months. Carrots . Pick carrots when the tops are one inch around. Take the tops off the carrots. Keep them cold and moist. Carrots will spoil after about eight months. Garlic . Pick garlic when about half the leaves are yellow. Dry bulbs at room temperature for about two to four weeks. Store them under dry and cold conditions. Garlic will spoil after about four months. Onions . Pick onions when their necks are tight and their

National Women's Health Week

What is National Women's Health Week? National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health . It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. The theme for 2012 is “It’s Your Time.” National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages women to take the following steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases: Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings . Get active . Eat healthy . Pay attention to mental health , including getting enough sleep and managing stress. Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet. Why celebrate National Women's Health Week? We all have a role to