Simple and Cheap DIY Garden Trellis

Beginner Organic Gardening - The Easy Way
Simple and cheap DIY garden trellis |


The variety of peas that I planted in the garden last year were short enough that they didn’t need any support to grow. This year, though, I planted all heirloom vegetable seeds, and one of the varieties I planted was called a “Tall Telephone” pea, so I figured I’d better do something about supporting the plants once they started to grow.

Rather than buying an expensive, fancy garden trellis, I decided to try to make my own DIY garden trellis, using twine and garden stakes.

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Grow Your Own Herbal Medicine Cabinet

 Grow your own herbal medicine cabinet |

The more I learn about natural health, traditional foods, and old-fashioned living, the more I realize that people in our modern society keep getting further and further away from the idea of home health care. By home health care I mean treating minor health complaints with natural, homemade remedies rather than relying on over-the-counter drugstore medicines.

(Before I continue, I need to clarify that I am not a doctor or a medical professionsl, and I don’t claim to be any kind of expert when it comes to medicine. I’m not advocating the idea of ignoring serious medical problems by any means. With many health issues, the wisest choice would be to seek medical help, and as always, make sure you do your research before making any decisions about your health.)

Traditional Home Remedies

What I’m talking about when I say home health care is the idea of using simple and natural homemade remedies to treat the little things, like a cold or a stomach ache. I’m talking about the importance of becoming more aware of our bodies and learning how to use the natural remedies in our own kitchens to help us to achieve the best health possible rather than immediately running out to the drugstore to buy something for every little complaint.

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Why I Stopped Using an Antiperspirant

Why I stopped using antiperspirant |

At the risk of sounding like I don’t have good hygiene habits, I’m going to admit to the fact that I’ve stopped using antiperspirant.

Not to worry, though. I shower regularly, and I still wear deodorant, just not antiperspirant.

Until just recently, I never even thought about the difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant. For years, I had always just used the same drugstore brand that my mother used, and I never thought much about what was in it.

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One Step at a Time

I’ve been finding recently that learning new things about health and nutrition can be kind of addictive – addictive to the point of borderline obsession. There are so many things to learn when you start exploring the world of real food prepared …

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