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November 18, 2014 lisa63 DIYgardenherbsmiscellaneousrecipes

Every serious urban farmer needs advice from time to time.  Even though you can find almost anything online, I still enjoy sitting with a cup of coffee reading one of my magazine subscriptions.  I enjoy getting away from the computer and actually turning the pages of a good “read.” So I thought I would talk […]

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Fire Cider!

October 28, 2014 lisa63 herbsrecipes

Well, I promised a Fire Cider recipe a couple weeks ago, but I got sidetracked by pickles and garlic.  So here we go.  Get ready for Fire Cider!!! What is Fire Cider? Fire Cider is a traditional recipe rooted in Folk medicine.  Fire Cider, incorporated into your daily diet, will help boost natural immune system […]

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Calendula Salve

October 21, 2014 lisa63 herbsmiscellaneousrecipes

Now that the Calendula has been picked and dried, it’s time to make some salve.  Calendula salve is a fantastic all purpose salve to have around the house. Calendula is highly favored for its skin healing properties.  It is excellent for sensitive skin and has no known precautions.  Calendula is calming and an anti-inflammatory. It […]

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Time to Plant Garlic!

October 14, 2014 lisa63 gardenherbs

It’s time to get the garlic in the ground. Garlic should be planted between October 1 and November 15 to give the roots a chance to develop before it goes dormant for the winter months.  I prefer to plant hard-neck garlic or Elephant Garlic. SOIL PREPARATION Garlic prefers well drained soil.  Raised beds are ideal […]

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Winter Illnesses Are Here.

September 30, 2014 lisa63 herbsmiscellaneousrecipes

WINTER ILLNESSES HAVE ARRIVED….BUT I’M READY! Soon after the kids return to school, colds and flu start their attack.  This school year is no different.  My youngest son caught a cold 2 weeks ago.  We thought he was getting better, but then the 102 degree fever came last Sunday night and it all went downhill […]

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Still Closing Up the Garden

September 23, 2014 lisa63 gardenherbsrecipes

SQUASH VINE BORER We have spent the past week or so preparing for Fall. We removed more plants from the garden. It’s hard to see blossoms on a plant, but know there isn’t time for it to bear fruit. So we took five more tomato plants and three pepper plants and moved them to the […]

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Coming to a Close

September 16, 2014 lisa63 gardenherbsmiscellaneous

Well the growing season is coming to a close.  The early cool temperatures have made the plants slow down quite a bit.  But I look forward to Indian Summer and maybe another tomato or two. We have already composted half of our tomato plants and a few pepper plants.  The pumpkins and squash are done […]

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