Homestead Permaculture Books!

How to grow a Moringa Tree! (Second Edition) Sustainable Organic and Permaculture Methods. Learn about Homestead growing; the ancient Miracle Tree Moringa. Medicinal herbs, vegetables, organic soil preparation, water irrigation, vermicompost, raising chickens, DJI phantom Drone and more. Full of Colorful photography and how-to demonstrations pertaining to permaculture for the future.

How to Grow a Moringa Tree! (First Edition) The Ultimate Study Guide to assist, establish, and perfect the art to cultivating a blessing. The Biblical Tree of Life (Exodus 15:24-25) A complete guide to growing the superfood Moringa tree species. Easy to understand how-to book, with full color photography and step by step demonstrations. Find out about the joy, trials and tribulations of growing the Moringa Tree species with success at all stages.

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How to Make Free Lavender Plants for the Garden…

How to Make Free Lavender Plants for the Garden…

 
Lavender; it just isn’t an herb garden, (or should I say a garden), without it.  It’s gorgeous gray foliage, beautiful purple blue buds and flowers and it’s irresistibly delicious scent make it one garden plant that leaves you coming back for more!  
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And that’s where I come in.  I have this beautiful lavender hidcote plant, (well, it WAS beautiful this past spring!) a smaller variety of lavender that makes it perfect for walkways or borders.  

The problem began when its neighbors, echinacea or purple coneflower, notorious for its abundance of progeny…aka a self-sower,  began to infringe upon the lavender’s territory.  I also planted the lavender on the side of the flower bed where it didn’t get all the full sun that this Mediterranean plant really loves.  SO, finding I had an open space in one of my flower beds on the south side of my house, I decided that I will transplant this little guy.  But, the empty space I have is pretty big and these plants stay relatively compact, so I really need some more.  But I don’t want to buy them…so what to do?  Make some more!  

And that’s why you’re reading this.  Luckily, it’s super easy to make your own lavender plants, or thyme plants, or any woody, low growing plant for that matter.  All you need is a sharp knife, a rock and with any type of gardening, patience.  But I am willing to wait…no problem.  This is the best kind of planting because it’s so easy. 
 This technique is called “layering” and it’s been around for a long time. This really should be done in the spring, but I’m taking my chances with the nice weather we’ve been having and doing this in late summer.  Hopefully I’ll have my little plants and be able to plant them in the spring. I would suggest at least a few good months of frost-free weather before doing this to give the new plants time to root.  Otherwise, you can plan this for your spring garden.

So, first of all, locate a woody low growing branch(s) of the plant.

Take a sharp knife and nick the bark being careful not to cut all the way through the stem…

Now, if you have rooting hormone, then apply that to the cut area of the branch.  I didn’t have any so I just went ahead with the next step.  The rooting hormone is nice insurance that the plants will root, but I’ve made plenty of plants without it.

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Sage and Honey Cough Syrup

Simple Medicine: Sage and Honey Cough Syrup

It will probably not surprise you much to learn that I don’t like taking medicine.  While I’m thankful for the availability of strong medicine when it’s needed, I prefer to go with natural methods.  Nature provides so much of the medicine we need, and I like to use what’s right under my nose (and feet, or overhead.)
IMG_9599We have a bumper crop of sage this year, so I am making a few things, including Sage and Honey Cough Syrup.  It’s so simple, but effective.  In fact, this study showed just honey to bemore effective than drugstore cough syrup.  Sage is an anti-bacterial, astringent and anti-inflammatory herb, which makes it great for sore throats and coughs.  Sage and honey together make a wonderful cough syrup, and it’s so simple that I think everyone should make a batch.IMG_9593

Sage & Honey Cough Syrup

What You’ll Need

DIY Natural Vicks Chest Rub!

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Home Pharmacy With Herbs!

Home Pharmacy With Herbs

 

When You do a little surf  on our web page , maybe practical idea will comes to you, and that is to make your home herbal pharmacies, which will be parallel with all other drugs. In history behind us, it was usual and  believe the fact that only part of these plants, seeds, flowers, leaves, gather and receive greater health and preventive safety. This is only suggestion,what ho have inside your herbal pharmacy

 

Leaves
Wild strawberries, raspberries, birch, chestnut, walnut and mint and sure plantain.

Fruits
Hawthorn, wild strawberries, chokeberry, anise, rose hips, mandrel.

Buds
Scots pine, birch, poplar, young walnuts


Seeds
Watermelons, sunflower, pumpkin, flax

Bark
Birch, oak


Handles
Cherry, thorn, linden, andzelike

Herbs
Yarrow, thyme, oregano, bay leaf, thyme, mint.

 

Roots
Salep, iris, mallow, thorn,


And always highly hygienic wood ash in small quantities.

 

Herbs

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How to Use Pine Resin for Coughing Cure!

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Pine resin possesses many medicinal properties that we do not even have suspected that may apply.

 

 

Old people used to say:  “If you are sick with a cold, go walk in a pine forest”.
Specific flavor that trees emit helps you breathe more easily. Namely pine resin which is extracted from these trees, is so useful that encountered when we need a cure for a sore throat and severe cough caused by the flu, a cold or asthma.

 

 

Pine resin is useful for the skin. Not only in the treatment and but for cleaning and rejuvenation. You can use in different ways this beneficial properties of this natural wealth.

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Organic Swimming Pool You Can Build Yourself

JUNE 26, 2014 by APRIL McCARTHY

The Most Natural Organic Pool You Can Build Yourself

There are many reasons to avoid chlorinated pools, most of all due to your health and the environment. Natural Pools allow nature to provide hygienic water for swimming. The vibrant ecology of plants and animals condition the water so there is no need for any chemical disinfectants. These pools are healthy for people and wildlife. In fact the water quality in a natural pool is so good, many are well within drinking water standards.

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Scientists have known for decades that along with the good that comes with disinfecting water with chlorine, chemicals called disinfection byproducts can also be formed when chlorine reacts with organic substances like human skin and residues from body care products.
Why is absorbing chlorine through the skin thought to be so dangerous? When you swallow water, you can count on the liver to filter out many toxins- but when something gets absorbed through your skin, it goes straight into the circulatory system.

Studies have shown that drinking, bathing or swimming in chlorinated water may increase the risk of bladder cancer. Chemicals, most commonly chlorine, used to disinfect water can produce by-products that have been tied to increased cancer risk.

Organic Pools

The nutrient level in an organic pool is carefully restricted so competition for the limiting nutrient (usually phosphorous) is fierce. In these circumstances, pond plants outperform algae, keeping it supressed and barely hanging in at the margins. A pond, low in nutrients, is a healthy environment for wildlife. An organic pool is teeming with life. If an alien micro-organism, a human pathogen for instance, enters the water, it faces battalions of hungry pond dewelling micro-organisms to either starve it out of existence, or devour it. A water analysis of this pond water showed that it contained zero organisms of e coli. per litre of water.

Swimming in a Natural pool among flowering plants of lilies, iris and marsh marigolds is a celebration of life. Soothing your limbs and mind and skin and eyes, it seems every cell in your body is telling you – this is the way swimming should be. Natural Pools work entirely with nature to provide hygienic water for swimming.

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