06 May, 2013

Elegant Survival Smoothie

I keep cleaned vegetables in refrigerated containers, ready to process into a health-promoting smoothie every morning. Ingredients include any combination of the following: Fresh Ginger, Dandelion Root, Turmeric, Organic Mixed Greens, Broccoli, Carrot, Red Apple Chunks, Red Onion, Fresh Aloe Leaf, Celery, Home-Grown Wheat Sprouts/Wheat Grass, Water
©M-J de Mesterton 2013

04 May, 2013

Elegant Fruit Smoothie

Yoghurt, Lemon Juice, a Small Banana Section and Some Strawberries
Blended together Make a Health-Promoting Breakfast-Drink
©M-J de Mesterton

Best Planting Days in May, 2013

MAY 4th-6th are favourable days  for planting root-crops, planting vines, and transplanting.

7th-8th of May are poor planting days.

9th-11th of May are favourable days for planting above-ground crops such as tomatoes and beans, corn and cotton.

12th-13th Seeds planted on these days will just rot in the ground rather than sprouting.

14th-15th are the most favourable days in May for planting corn, beans, peppers, cotton, okra, peppers, and all other above-ground crops. Plant flower seeds on these days.

16th-19th May represent a barren spell, during which you should do no planting or transplanting.

20th-21st of May are excellent days for planting all above-ground crops, sowing hay, grains, and planting flowers.

22nd-24th May are excellent days in which to plant above-ground crops and flowers.

25th-26th Seeds planted on these days will just rot in the ground rather than sprouting.

27th-28th of May are favourable days for planting root-crops like potatoes, beets, onions, and carrots.

29th-31st of May are barren, so do not plant during this period; rather, do garden clean-up and pest-control.

How to Make a Wicking-Bed

From the Urban Food Gardening site: WICKING BEDS

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