Healthy Living Herbs

The name in herbs to be trusted for the best results. Follow our easy growing plans and tips, and you and your family will surely enjoy the benefits of freshly and naturally grown herbs in your daily life. Seasonal herbs available at your local Garden Center. Information cards that highlight the most popular use of the herb will help you to make the correct choice.

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Companion planting for Pest control

Companion Planting for Pest Control Lacewings are insects with large, lace-like wings and it is mainly the larvae (which look like little alligators) that destroys most of the pests. They are sometimes called aphid lions for their habit of dining on aphids. Other pests they feed on include mites, other small insects and insect eggs. […]

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Aromatherapy from the garden

Aromatherapy from the garden Take a stroll through your herb garden, touch and smell the herbs for a natural balancing and de-stress affect after a tough day. As you walk through the garden, pick some of the herbs which fragrance you feel attracted to and place it in a small stringed bag. Later in the […]

Bee

Wild Marjorom and Chives bring Bees, Birds and Butterflies

Wild Marjoram and Chives Bring Bees, Birds and Butterflies Bees, birds and butterflies are of course very welcome visitors to the organic garden, where they help to pollinate fruit and vegetable crops and to control pests. So it is well worth the effort of planting a selection of these wildlife-friendly herbs in order to encourage […]

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Healthy Offices

Healthy Offices Aromatherapy can be very beneficial for people in air-conditioned offices with inadequate airflow. A unique blend of Essential Oils, beneficial for the Office environment, has been chosen for its antimicrobial, antiseptic, bactericidal and antiviral properties. • Niaouli: Assists with problems such as asthma, bronchitis, flu, laryngitis, sinusitis, irritability, frustration, lethargy, discouragement and forgetfulness. […]

Asparagus

Companion plants for Asparagus

Companion Plants for Asparagus Companion planting increases yield and minimizes the potential for fungal and insecticidal problems. Asparagus grows well with: basil, tomato, nasturtium and parsley. It doesn’t grow well with: onion, garlic and potatoes. Remember to allow enough space between plants to ensure proper air circulation, this will reduce the development of fungal diseases […]

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Winter solstice

Winter Solstice On 21 June it is the shortest day and the longest night – the deepest point of winter. From now on the days will get longer and the nights shorter as we start heading for the 2011 Spring season. Although still cold, it is a very good time to start planning your herb […]

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Beneficial Insects

Beneficial Insects Garden plants attract insect pests by the dozens, from aphids to slugs. But before you reach for an insecticide, take another look at the insects in your planting beds. While the pests are devouring your squash and tomatoes, another wave of insects is coming to the rescue. Beneficial insects prey on the pests […]

Beetroot

Organic Beetroot

Organic Beetroot Become healthier with home grown, organic beetroot. It is easy to grow and packed with goodness. A great source of carbohydrates without any fat, high in fiber, antioxidants which help to fight various diseases and folic acid. Even the young leaves are edible, a great source of iron, foliate and beta-carotene. To make […]