Category Archives: herbal healing

DUH moment

Yesterday had a DUH moment; and its not the first time for this one.  But, it gets forgotten as ego overrides common sense. Regarding my medicinal herb garden: Since I believe in using what grows in your area gives added … Continue reading

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getting started

Finally, got the greenhouse cleaned up, pretty much got all the covers up, and got seeds stuck into dirt. Grow bags on the north wall, far right with seedling potatoes, middle and left bags waiting.  Later in the afternoon, planted … Continue reading

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garden journal update

May 11, 2016.  Most of garden is planted.  Am not really good at planning the garden.  Get some of it down, but the plan has to be adjusted because of how much space I used for the alliums, how long … Continue reading

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seedling status

Can honestly say, think my seedlings in the greenhouse are doing the best ever!  The curtains I hung on the north side obviously helped moderate temperatures.  On the south side, hung some frost blanket which is acting as sun shade … Continue reading

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FINALLY

a little late, but better than later, seeds in six packs in the greenhouse.  The usual: peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, chard, squash, some calendula, sunflowers, nasturtium, and arnica. Also some white sage.  Arugula for the first time.  Plenty of lettuce in … Continue reading

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morning

from cool and wet, to upper 90’s – literally overnight.  Tapping into the rainwater to take care of the garden.  Found this little sweetie among the purslane this morning.  I say it’s a gopher snake, someone I know disagrees, says … Continue reading

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Lotions and potions

Learned something important yesterday when it comes to making my skin care lotions; and that is how cold can make the difference. Not that I didn’t know that! In cooler weather, when the house is kept in the 60’s, vs … Continue reading

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