Getting ready for Spring
I can't believe it's been a month since I last blogged. Time goes so fast what with the kids, their activities, and school, the daily grind, cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, etc. and the farmers market getting ready for it weekly and then being there. Wow, so much and then we wonder why we live in a stressed environment. Most of it we do to ourselves. I bought some organic green onions, chives and dehydrated them, put them in a jar, and now have some more in the dehydrator. I only do a little at a time so I'm not pressed for time and it doesn't feel like a chore. I also took the bottom of these and replanted them. I've posted pictures. You will note that the picture with the green chives on top originally looked like the ones on the right, newly planted. It's amazing how in a couple of weeks they grew so quickly. This is also a test run as I've been planting and buying Basil and Rue to combat the white fly. The strong essence of these plants wards off the white fly. This is also why you see the onions planted in the small containers vs the larger boxes. The best part is that I can also harvest basil for my cooking needs. The Rue plant is great for seasonings, can be made into an infusion to wash hair that has lice, wards off insects to beneficial plants which is why I'm currently using it. It has a nice aroma to it. Soon I will also harvest from it but in small doses as it large doses it can be toxic. Always know the pros and cons of any and all herbs you wish to grow and use. Many blessings to you for the coming week...
Mother of three, trying to live an organic healthy lifestyle every day.