31 Long Forgotten Native Herbal Remedies

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my mother is native american and while she didn’t really have any special remedies, her mother did and i, as an adult have gone on and learned the old ways.  fascinating and some i have used my entire life.  even the way i garden is based on the indigenous peoples’  ways.  worth the read for sure. click the link and learn more. the photo is of a plains indian.  we are cherokee so this is not our head dress.  few people know there are many different head dresses and native wear. even the shoes are vastly different.  i will post more native articles in the future.  you should live and enjoy the life i live.  next i will be posting several tribes recipes for fry bread. YUMMY

31 long forgotten native herbal remedies

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HOW TO GROW TURMERIC

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i’ve been growing turmeric for awhile.  it’s really pretty easy to grow and this link will tell you exactly what you need to do. mine grows under a japanese maple, in the shade with bright indirect light and gets watered when i think about it.  it’s very happy.  check out the link for all the info!

http://www.therainforestgarden.com/2011/12/how-to-grow-turmeric.html

Composting with Coffee Grounds

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Composting With Coffee Grounds

Composting

Coffee grounds are so useful in your compost that they can actually replace manure or like substances altogether. Thanks to their nitrogen rich nature, after composting they can be spread about in your garden or growing area by directly sprinkling a layer on the topsoil or turning over the top 2” or so of your soil, adding the composted material as you go. Despite what most believe about coffee grounds, they are not acidic. In fact, after brewing they are nearly a perfect 7 or neutral pH. They also strongly benefit the beneficial bacteria in your soil and compost bin and are digestible by worms or other helpers in your compost as well. This makes them the perfect replacement for manure or like materials, having a carbon-nitrogen ratio of 20:1 and there is no danger of the passing of pathogens either, particularly in the handling of the compost. While coffee grounds appear to develop mold, particularly in storage, this is actually yet another beneficial property of the grounds. The natural mold and fungus on coffee can suppress all pathogenic or non-beneficial fungi, including fusarium, pythium, and sclerotinia varieties. Add to this the fact that coffee grounds increase the temperature of the compost, you also have a perfect material for wiping out harmful bacteria and aiding beneficial bacteria in your compost as well.

get the rest of the article and more here: http://homesteadingsurvival.com/composting-with-coffee-grounds/

Flavoring Kombucha in Your Kitchen

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if you love kombucha, as much as i do, you probably cannot afford to feed your “addiction”. 🙂  well guess what?  you can make your very own, fairly easily and in just about any flavour you can think of.  (my typing style is that of e.e. cummings, who never used capital letters, btw.) follow the link below and let your imagination run wild!

http://www.groworganic.com/organic-gardening/articles/customizied-kombucha-in-your-kitchen

THE FOUR STEPS REQUIRED TO KEEP MONSANTO OUT OF YOUR GARDEN

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now that we’ve discovered that not only has monsanto cornered the regular seed market and is forcing GMO on us all, they are also using devious ways to infiltrate the heirloom/non GMO, organic seeds.  please read how to keep them OUT of your garden.  

 

http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/the-four-steps-required-to-keep-monsanto-out-of-your-garden/

GOLDEN MILK, THE MILK THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE (CURCURMIN)

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This is a wonderful beverage to have in the evening and the benefits are extraordinary.

The main ingredient in this recipe is turmeric. Turmeric contains curcumin, the polyphenol identified as its primary active component and which exhibits over 150 potentially therapeutic activities, which include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/golden-milk.html

 

DIY ~ BUILD A SUPER STURDY TOMATO CAGE

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build a super sturdy tomato cage.  we grow monsters.  our tomato plants are 8 ft tall and we got bushels from 4 plants.  we bought a house with land and plan to garden even larger this year.  i can’t wait to get this built and have my mega tomatoes growing like gangbusters but totally OFF the ground! 

http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/super-sturdy-tomato-cage?cm_mmc=pinterest-_-OrganicGardening-_-Content-LearnGrow-_-super-sturdytomatocage