Category Archives: Gardening Posts

Drainage Friendly Soil Mixture

These soil mixtures can be used in containers, raised beds or directly in the ground. The idea is to make sure you have good drainage and oxygen in the soil for healthy plant roots. Mixture 1 50% potting soil or … Continue reading

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PEPPERMINT

Folklore: Mint essential oil and menthol are extensively used as flavorings in breath fresheners, drinks, antiseptic mouth rinses, toothpaste, shampoo, cosmetics, chewing gum, jellies, desserts, and candies. Using mint for nausea or upset stomach in now a common practice. The … Continue reading

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LAVENDER

Folklore: Lavender is an extremely popular herb that can be used for crafts, health and aromatherapy. It is a favorite plant because it is beautiful and very fragrant as well as being a great addition to many recipes. The Greeks … Continue reading

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Organic Garden Soil

I have been planning and preparing my yard for my spring garden. With spring in mind I wanted to share a few thoughts on organic gardening. I recently posted about GMO Genetically Modified Seeds and potential harm being caused to … Continue reading

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“The Organic Manifesto” by Maria Rodale

“Organic” may be the only way to save our food supply. I’ve been very discouraged with the agriculture and food industries. Genetically Modified Seeds (GMO), herbicides, insecticides and chemical fertilizers are all damaging our farm land. After reading the book “The … Continue reading

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Growing An Herb Garden For Your Pet.

Our pets are family too and our pets can benefit greatly from herbs. HerbCompanion.com posted an article in 2002 called the 7 Step Pet Health Guide.

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Planting a Garden? 7 herbs that grow in the shade

We all have shady areas in our yard that we are looking to plant.  Most herbs are just weeds and they grow everywhere.  Check out this article from Herb Companion for tips on 7 herbs that grow in the shade.

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