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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Making essential oils I have been following essential oil alcohol extraction distillers for a long time. Units that have been on the market have been very small units [copper pot-stills]. I recently noticed that this year one still manufacturer has introduced a large reflux column still...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Every year I try to grow rosemary. I tried store bought plants they die. I tried seeds and not one of them grows. Does anyone know anything about growing rosemary. Please help. Not giving up. Maybe someone is familiar with growing rosemary. Is there a trick? :o: thanks
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Spring is here! Happy, happy! So, what are you harvesting now and how are you storing it? Love to hear what everyone's busy with. :) Here on the Gulf Coast, I've dug my Louisiana multiplier onions (walking onions aren't ready yet). Hung some in an old peanut net bag and froze the rest...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Let me start by prefacing this thread with what I am looking for. I am a semi-rural family physician and also work in a lot of rural Emergency departments. I am looking to start an herb garden for medications for true emergencies during SHTF so I can continue to do my job if I have no...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Good Morning, My wife and I cut 400 square feet of sod last year and decided to live off of food we produced and preserved from our garden to the fullest extent we could. We did great putting away over 100 quarts of preserved tomatoes, pickles, zucchini, and peppers. This year we started our...
  6. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Now I've seen posts here about Nettle, a volunteer plant with so much potential, but nothing on the seed. Last year, I was reading an article by Susun Weed (a pretty well known herbalist) and she briefly mentioned nettle seed. I was intrigued and did some more research. My research showed that...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am starting a herb garden, for spices and medicinal herbs. I do not have much experience in growing them. I would like us to share experiences with them and learn from those who have experience growing them. I live in Northern Wisconsin so I plan to plant as many freeze hardy perennials as...
  8. General Discussion
    was absolute fear and horror. Not for herself, but the safety of her newborn (3 day old) child as some possessed monster shot her and took away her baby. What is this world coming to? I don't know if I buy into the Christian version of heaven, but I am really hoping that this poor woman will...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    http://www.wildwoodsurvival.com/survival/food/edibleplants/index.html Above is a website i came across today, still have to review it, to see what it consists of. help me evaluate it, and discuss it here.
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am thinking of starting a herb garden and i have a few quesitons listed below. Do you have to harvest herbs each year? Can herbs survive trough the winter? Is it better to grow herbs in a green house during winter? If grown in a green house can they survive trough winter? What is a list...
  11. Vendor Deals
    Buy Emergency Seed Bank at 134 dollars, Receive Free Herb Seed Bank ($99 Value) http://directive21.com/emergencyseedbank.html This deal will go from Monday, May 2nd, to Friday May 6th, 2011. Here is a little info on the Herb Seed Bank: 68,000 seeds, 21 varieties of highest yielding crops...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The danger that we may loose the power grid at some point is a very real one. Along with that loss would be the loss of access to the internet, and for most people that means their source for survival information. I already have some key books that I think everyone ought to have, but I was...
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Michael Moore is one of North America's leading herbalist. In his passion for his craft, he is making MEGA resources available to general public. He ought to be commended for this. Here's the site: http://www.swsbm.com/HOMEPAGE/HomePage.html There may come a time, sooner that we think...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Back in February I applied for a community garden plot, Friday evening I got a call from the lady in charge to let me know they had a plot available for me (I was on a waiting list). I met with her yesterday afternoon to complete the process, tour the gardens and explore my new plot. I plan to...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been reading up on different herbs and their remedies, and came up with an idea. I've asked my wife to act on this, as I am not there. I have a little over three acres of land; about a quarter acre of which has wetlands. Instead of trying to cultivate all these different herbs in a...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I thought that I'd start a new thread about gardening in the news. It seems lately I am seeing more articles about food gardening than ever before, obviously due to the renewed interest in food gardening due to the economic troubles. Here's a first post...
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A simple poll. Is garlic the king of herbs in your opinion?
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Here is the view from my computer that I'm sitting at right now: I need to raise things up a little higher but it's really nice to have a window box and some potted herbs just outside of my window here. They are sitting a little low for my liking but that will be easily fixed. EDIT: there...
  19. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    I started a thread on Medicinal Herbs, but I thought I should just post some basic info here, so I don't have to keep repeating it with every herb. What I have written is how I, personally, use my herbs. I am not a doctor, and am NOT giving anyone medical advise. Information I am posting is...
  20. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Check this posting regularly, because I plan to add more herbs to the post! Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) USE: Peppermint is one of the best all around herbs going. It has antispasmodic qualities that help cramps and stomach pain. It aids digestion and lessens the amount of time food spends...
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