BEST USES FOR DIATOMACEOUS EARTH

 

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i use this stuff for everything! from keeping ants out of my house, to de-fleaing the pets, to taking for a detox for myself… this stuff is “magic”. i never put any poisons on anything in my gardens but DE makes it possible to still grow organically while killing those little suckers! i buy the FOOD GRADE ONLY in 50 lb. bags. i even bought a bag for my mom and she thinks it’s wonderful, as well. check out the article…it’s informative and helpful.

best uses of diatomaceous earth

PIG PICKIN’ CAKE

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I love the name of this cake!  Only in the South will you find a cake called “Pig Pickin’ Cake” and only in the South will you find folks that know what “Pig Pickin'” means to begin with!   I have seen this recipe on various food sites and such and sometimes even if they get the name right, they still don’t know why it’s called “Pig Pickin’ Cake”.   I have seen a few attribute the name to how people ‘pig out’ when they get a taste of the cake or that they make pigs out of themselves over it.  So, for those of you who are wondering about the name,  a ‘pig pickin’ is a pig roast or when a whole pig is barbequed for a bunch of people.  The guests all usually bring side dishes and desserts and that sort of thing and this cake became very popular as a perfect cool ending to such a meal.  Most think it gained popularity back in the seventies or around that time.  It seems like so many of the good recipes came about back in the seventies for some reason.  
 
Now there are several variations and even names for this cake, but this is the recipe my Aunt Vel uses and if I do say so myself, hers is one of the best.   Here is what her recipe calls for:
 
 1 butter cake mix 
4 eggs
1/2/ cup vegetable oil
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 (15 oz.) can Mandarin oranges, chopped and drained (reserve juice)
Frosting
1 (5 oz.) box of  instant vanilla pudding
1 (8oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice
1 (16 oz.) large frozen whipped topping
 
for the entire recipe and directions, please click the link:
 

HOW TO TRENCH PLANT TOMATOES

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Trench Planting:

Step 1

Dig a 4-to-6-inch-deep trench that is as long as your tomato seedling is tall.

 

Trench Planting:

Step 2

Remove the seedling from its pot and gently massage the rootball apart. Snip off the leaves on the lower portion of the stem, leaving two to four sets of leaves at the top of the stem to ensure enough leaf surface for photosynthesis.

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SEE THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE:

http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/trench-tomato-planting?cm_mmc=OGNews-_-1300008-_-05222013-_-trench_tomato_planting_title

RED RASPBERRY LEAF TEA BENEFITS

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The tea leaf contains vitamins A, B, C and D, as well as phophorous, potassium, calcium and is a rich source of iron. The tea has been long known to have potent anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. The alkoloid, fragine, in red raspberry leaves is known for its ability to tone muscles of the uterus and pelvic area, making it effective in reducing pain when giving birth. In addition to being beneficial to pregnant women, red raspberry leaf tea is used for various other health issues.

Read more: Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits | eHow http://www.ehow.com/list_6952467_red-raspberry-leaf-tea-benefits.html#ixzz2U8kpEGM5