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TOP 5 MEDICINAL PLANTS

Medicinal plants don’t have to be exotic specimens that grow in jungle climates, and they aren’t always ancient herbs propagated by our ancient ancestors. In fact, you may already be growing some of the best medicinal plants, as many are not only useful but highly ornamental. Here are our top 5 medicinal plants. 1. Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) – Also known as coneflower, echinacea is a beautiful but rugged perennial that reaches mature heights of 12 to 24 inches (30-60 cm.). Suitable for USDA zones 3-8, echinacea grows in plenty of sunlight and nearly any well-drained soil. Medicinally, it is used to build immunity and relieve symptoms of chest colds and other upper respiratory ailments. Echinaea may also promote healing of minor wounds and skin irritations....

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African stew using (Exotic Tunisia)

  1 16 oz can garbanzo beans 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained 2 zucchini, sliced thin 2 parsnips, slice thin 1 onion, chopped 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 teaspoon diced jalapeno pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoon golden raisins 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Seed Powder 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder 1/4 teaspoon Ginger Powder 1/4 teaspoon Korintje Cinnamon Powder 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cumin 1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 cup water Pinch of Exotic Tunisia Directions: Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven and sauté zucchini, parsnips, onion, sweet potato and jalapeno until fragrant. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30-35 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Serve over cooked rice or couscous. 

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How to grow your own Garlic step by step

Garlic is one of the easiest veggies to grow, but sometimes those big green tops yield a harvest of disappointingly small heads. After nearly a year of patiently watering, weeding and fertilizing, we want large flavorful garlic for our favorite recipes! Here’s 9 steps to take, from pre-planting preparation through harvest, to help you grow your biggest garlic heads yet.   In addition to following all of the steps outlined below, it is important to plant your garlic at the right time. Plant garlic in the Fall (September and October are the best months to plant), it should be at least 2 weeks before your first frost of the season. This affords your garlic the best possible chances to withstand Winter...

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