Don’t you feel so relaxed after taking a bath using an easy bath salts recipe? Here is a recipe using essential oils to try in your soak tonight….
Grow your green thumb and any food you please! Learn smart strategies for veggies, fruit and more that make bringing fresh food to your table a breeze. When you grow your own food, you get delicious flavor and a lower grocery bill! Join horticulture expert Melinda Myers and discover her insider tricks for growing carrots, peppers, raspberries and so much more. …
These 10 Indian Home Remedies for the Common Cold are made from natural ingredients and treat cold and flu without medicines. Besides the fact that most of these can be found at home already, the best thing is these remedies don’t have any harmful side effects like mainstream medicine might. These herbal medicine remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing….
When I was a kid and I got a cut, if I cried my grandma would tell me we needed to call the Penny Ambulance. I have no idea what that was or how she thought of it. My grandma was a clever woman. It always got me to stop crying long enough for the bleeding to stop so she could get the bandaid on me. These days my kids want bandaids for every scrape and cut – I find that a tea tree antiseptic ointment works the best to heal these pesky injuries that kids seem to acquire daily. There are so many Tea Tree Uses for healing and skin care it’s amazing. I wouldn’t be surprised if my grandma used it too….
So this isn’t the most popular topic to discuss, but home remedies for constipation is important nonetheless. We all need relief at some point, so let’s get it out there and help those who need it! There are plenty of over-the-counter drugs you can take, but you can have some pretty bad side effects from those as well such as blood in your stools, severe and worsening stomach pain, cramping, or bloating. Herbal medicine remedies are normally more gentle and easier on the body and you don’t have any manufactured medicine in your bloodstream. …
In a woman’s life, menopause is a big life event, and usually occurs after age 45. As I have turned the corner into my cough-40’s-cough, I have been thinking more and more about the onset of menopause and what kinds of Home Remedies for Menopause are available. I love learning about Herbal Medicine Remedies and using them when I can over OTC or prescription medications….
Do you sleep through the night? Do you fall asleep easily? I seem to have a hard time falling asleep each night – my mind wanders and then my thoughts keep me awake. I have been taking melatonin for awhile now, for well over a year, and I can say it is a lifesaver. Herbal medicines like melatonin are considered safe for sleep aids – much better than prescription drugs or worse yet, hard drugs and alcohol! Herbal medicine remedies like this can help ease our issues and save our health….
Arthritis can be a crippling and debilitating disease or one that only produces mild symptoms that can be treated easily. Arthritis is most often associated with aging but young people can develop arthritis, as well. Because of this, many people turn to herbal medicine remedies and search for herbal medicine for arthritis for treatment….
For some of us it can be hard enough just getting to eat our vegetables but growing them for ourselves is a whole different ball game. Whether it’s a busy schedule that keeps you from being able to devote our full attention to our gardens or simply a curse on every plant you try to grow, it can be hard to get started with growing your own vegetables at home without some good home and gardening tips.
Best 5 Veggies for Beginner Gardeners
Here’s a list of the five best vegetables you can start with even if you’re still a newbie gardener:
Being a root vegetable, carrots are safe from the elements so all you have to do is plant the seeds during some cool weather and in a few months (depending on variety) they’re ready to pull up, wash off, and bite right into! If you’re feeling adventurous, try a different kind than your standard orange carrot.
Did you know you can grow carrots in containers? Check out this awesome post at Empress of Dirt for tips on how to do that.
Peas are easy to grow, especially if you have something they can grow on like a trellis or fence, although you can just use a wire support if your yard or garden bed isn’t in an optimal place. Another cool weather veggie, these go great with carrots together in your garden and on your plate in a fresh salad.
Pumpkins are fairly hardy provided you wait for frost season to be over and they’re great for watching grow from tiny flowers into tasty treats. Perfect for planting when you can plan for them to be ready in the fall for October and November for pumpkin pie, you can cook and eat them tons of different ways or just enjoy a healthy, delicious batch of pumpkin seeds!
Herb gardens are easy to put together and can even be grown indoors in windowsill planters if you’ve got limited growing space outdoors. Just pick your favorite herb or spice and you’ll have it ready to pick and put right into your favorite dishes whenever you want to add a dash of fresh flavor to a meal.
For more info on growing herbs indoors head over to the Container Gardening page!
Whether you like them hot or mild, you’re sure to love them colorful and tasty! Peppers grow in close to the same conditions as tomatoes, making them a great choice for new gardeners to sink their teeth into (depending on how hot they are of course!). Nothing says summertime like a cool, refreshing taste of freshly chilled salsa on a hot summer’s day.
Even if you feel like your green thumb is more like the touch of death all you might really need is a little practice with some veggies that are a little easier to grow. You’re sure to find your garden bursting with fresh vegetables of all kinds in no time!
What is your favorite thing to grow in the garden?