Chickweed Salve is Super Easy to Make!

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I still don’t know what to capitalize in headlines buit that’s another story…. To the chickweed salve: salves are generally way easier to make than creams. Creams are not rocket science either but you have to incoorporate the water base into the oil base and that is like making a good mayonnaise, it takes a … Read more

How to tell chickweed apart from other weeds & delicious chickweed pesto!

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Chickweed Abundance! Now it’s chickweed time (however, the pesto is reserved for the warmer days)! If you have no other abundance in the garden right now you will probably have chickweed, provided that your soil is reasonably rich in nitrogen. Use chickweed directly after harvesting, it gets limp quickly. Chickweed is such a delicate herb … Read more

Pond Plants: Easy, Moveable and Useful

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Water and Bog Plants – The ideal Container Plants! Apart from mangroves, water-loving plants aren’t usually very big, they fit neatly in containers and can stay there without outgrowing them. Most of the “water” plants I grow are semi-aquatics. You can use about any container that holds water or for some a flower pot with … Read more

Compost and Lime is not Enough to Grow a Great Crop


Is more compost always a good thing? When it comes to soil, for the organic gardening movement, it’s all about organic matter. Most proponents tell that enough compost and adding lime according to the ph is all you need to grow a great crop on about every soil. I myself used this approach for years … Read more