Monthly Archives: March 2016

Planning Your Garden Electronically.

As the Internet continues to grow and new varieties of plants become available, it can sometimes become a daunting task in locating reputable vendors that offer plants or other gardening services or supplies online. Websites seemingly pop up overnight and promises are made of “guaranteed to grow in your garden” offers. How can you sort this out? Are there any

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Herb Garden: What is an Herb?

Herbs are a fascinating group of plants with a history of cultivation stretching back to the dawn of civilization. Once the herb garden was a practical project, necessary for supplying flavorings for the kitchen and medicines for the family. Today, gardeners are growing herbs for medicinal purposes and for their attractive looks, pleasing fragrances, and tasty flavors. Whether your interest

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Starting Your Seeds Indoors This Winter.

Expert answers to your herb-growing questions. Q.  This year I want to grow some of my herb plants from seeds. What are the steps to starting seeds over the winter? A.  Seed starting is like baking bread- you need the right mix of ingredients, the right temperature, and viable yeast. In the case of seed starting, the ingredient list includes a lightweight

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Burn Relief.

Oil Rub for Burned Skin   This mixture gives relief. And you can safely use it several times a day. 1 drop tea tree essential oil 1/4 cup organic olive oil 1. In a small dish, dilute the essential oil with the olive oil 2. Gently massage the mixture over the burned area. Soothing Oil for Burns If the burn

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7 ~ Natural, Homemade Ointments and Antiseptics to Make and Use At Home.

First – Aid Antiseptic Here is an all-natural solution with germ-killing properties that will help soothe a minor cut or abrasion. Be sure to wash the affected area well before applying it. 2 ounces Calendula Ointment {below} 40 drops lavender essential oil 20 drops tea tree essential oil 10 drops chamomile essential oil 10 drops lemon essential oil 1. In

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