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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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How to harvest Red Clover Tea and use daily for cancer prevention, indigestion, high cholesterol, hot flashes, menopause, breast tenderness, etc.

Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a well-known “weed” introduced to North America by European colonists and is now commonly found in fields, roadsides, and in yards from May until September. This herbal perennial in the pea family (Fabaceae, also known as Leguminosae) roots itself with a long taproot and rises up with a slender, hollow, and hairy stem. The blossom surfaces with its two three-parted, and white V-embossed leaflets in a cheerful burst of purple-pink petals. In the sweet, flowering head, one will find deliciousness and an assortment of beneficial constituents. Not bad for a “weed”! In this article you will find everything from uses to dosage to a delicious red clover tea recipe. Traditional Uses of Red Clover In many...

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BLOOM where you are planted

We had a little situation yesterday a thing we always call a hump or bump on the road. An unexpected outcome. We are all humans that error and get upset constantly when things don't go our way. We wanted to write this blog as a reminder for us and when you feel things don't go as expected or you may not be where you want to be in life just yet. It can be anything and everything. You may be working a day job that is not your passion and working on your dream through the night. Keeping our dreams alive is what uplifts the human spirit and keeps the fire spreading within. But how can we deal with the fact that...

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