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Thought to originate in Syria, borage is now naturalized throughout most of Europe and the United States. It flourishes as a weed near houses and on rubbish heaps. While many modern gardeners consider it a nuisance, it was traditionally grown in gardens to use as an herb, for its edible flowers, and for its ability to increase the yields of honey.

Thought to originate in Syria, borage is now naturalized throughout most of Europe and the United States. It flourishes as a weed near houses and on rubbish heaps. While many modern gardeners consider it a nuisance, it was traditionally grown in gardens to use as an herb, for its edible flowers, and for its ability to increase the yields of honey.

If you finely chop citrus rinds and sprinkle them on the mulch in your garden, they keep neighborhood cats, dogs and other critters away from your veggies. I guess animals don’t like the smell of the orange oil. I’ve been using this method in the front garden and it’s working.

If you finely chop citrus rinds and sprinkle them on the mulch in your garden, they keep neighborhood cats, dogs and other critters away from your veggies. I guess animals don’t like the smell of the orange oil. I’ve been using this method in the front garden and it’s working.

Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels - lots of DIY projects to get you off grid.

Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels

Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels - lots of DIY projects to get you off grid.

To maximize your harvest of ripe tomatoes into the fall, you must do some top-pruning on your tomato plants.

To maximize your harvest of ripe tomatoes into the fall, you must do some top-pruning on your tomato plants.

Herbal remedies for delayed placenta, hemorrhaging, afterpains, night sweats, varicositites, hemorrhoids, difficulty urinating, tears and episiotomies, sitz bath, and postpartum sitz bath by Demetria Clark published in Midwifery Today

Herbal remedies for delayed placenta, hemorrhaging, afterpains, night sweats, varicositites, hemorrhoids, difficulty urinating, tears and episiotomies, sitz bath, and postpartum sitz bath by Demetria Clark published in Midwifery Today

Tips For Planting Garlic  1. Break a garlic bulb apart into individual cloves, being careful to keep the papery skins covering each clove intact. 2. Fill a quart jar with water and mix in 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of liquid seaweed. 3. Soak the cloves in this mixture for 2 hours prior to planting to prevent fungal disease and encourage vigorous growth.

Tips For Planting Garlic 1. Break a garlic bulb apart into individual cloves, being careful to keep the papery skins covering each clove intact. 2. Fill a quart jar with water and mix in 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of liquid seaweed. 3. Soak the cloves in this mixture for 2 hours prior to planting to prevent fungal disease and encourage vigorous growth.

Cold Hardy Avocado Trees are the Perfect Patio Plant, growing indoors or out. They reportedly withstand temperatures down to 18F. You get a lot of Avocados to eat and share.

Cold Hardy Avocado Trees are the Perfect Patio Plant, growing indoors or out. They reportedly withstand temperatures down to 18F. You get a lot of Avocados to eat and share.

Growing ginger.  Even with a shorter growing season in Indiana, I still haven't run out of ginger grown from my 75 cent investment.

Growing ginger. Even with a shorter growing season in Indiana, I still haven't run out of ginger grown from my 75 cent investment.