Planting By The Moon Signs

Planting your garden by the moon signs |

I’m trying something new with my garden this year. I’m going to schedule the timing of my planting by the moon signs.

At first, I thought the idea of planting by the moon signs was pure superstition, but the more I thought about it, the more I began to accept the idea that the moon’s phases might actually have some effect on the growth of the plants in my garden. If the moon’s gravitational pull can affect the tides of the ocean, why couldn’t it have an effect on the soil and the plants too?

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Simple and Cheap DIY Garden Trellis

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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

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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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7 Reasons Why You Should Grow Your Own Food

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7 reasons why you should grow your own food |


There was a time when almost every home had some type of vegetable garden on the property. Those who were wealthy could afford to have large, elaborately-planned gardens, but even those who couldn’t afford to own as much land often had at least a small vegetable patch in their yard.

Growing your own food is something that a lot of people today have moved away from. Rather than planting a vegetable garden, many people just buy their produce at the grocery store because it’s more convenient.

I’ll admit, it is more convenient and easier to just take one hour at the grocery store and buy all the produce you need for the week. I’ve grown a small vegetable and herb garden in my backyard for the past couple of years, and it is a lot of work and it takes quite a bit of time, especially at the beginning when you’re getting everything prepared for the year.

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