Blue Concrete Stain

How to stain concrete






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Caribbean Sea Elements Concrete Stain, create marbled variations of color on cured concrete by chemical reaction with the minerals in the concrete. Every concrete floor will react with its own unique pattern. Once sealed with clear sealer, your floor will pop with an elegant look.

10 Medicinal Plants to Grow

10 Medicinal Plants to Grow






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Great Burdock
The root is used to treat ‘toxic overload’ that result in throat infections and skin diseases like : boils, rashes, burns, bruises, herpes, eczema, acne, impetigo, ringworm, bites.

Marsh Mallow
The plant of which marshmallows are made of. The root is taken internally to treat : inflammations and irritations of the urinary and respiratory mucus membranes, counter excess stomach acid, peptic ulceration, gastritis.
Externally, the root is applied to : bruises, sprains, aching muscles, insect bites, skin inflammations, splinters.

Aloe Vera
The sap from aloe vera is extremely useful to speed up the healing and reducing the risk of infections for : wounds, cuts, burns, eczema, reducing inflammation.
Aloe vera is also taken internally in the treatment of : ulcerative colitis, chronic constipation, poor appetite, digestive problems.

Pot Marigold
Well known as a remedy for skin problems, the deep-orange flowered pot marigold variety is applied externally to : bites, stings, sprains, wounds, sore eyes, varicose veins,
Internally it is used to treat fevers and chronic infections. The tea of the petals tones up circulation and, taken regularly, eases varicose veins.

Gotu Kola
The gotu kola acts on various phases of connective tissue development and stimulates healing of : ulcers, skin injuries, decreasing capillary fragility, stimulation of the lipids and protein necessary for healthy skin.
Crushed leaves are poulticed to treat open sores. The gotu kola can also be used to : treat leprosy, revitalize the brain and nervous system, increase attention span and concentration, treat venous insufficiency.

Camomile
Has long been used medicinally as a remedy for problems regarding the digestive system. It has a soothing and calming effect in the area of aromatherapy, used to end stress and aid in sleep. The entire herb is used to treat common aches like toothache, earache, shoulder pain and neuralgia.

Chinese Yam
It is sweet and soothing to the stomach, spleen and has a tonic effect on the lungs and kidneys. It is used internally to treat : tiredness, weight loss, loss of appetite, poor digestion, chronic diarrhea, asthma, dry coughs, uncontrollable urination, diabetes, emotional instability.
Externally, it is applied to : ulcers, boils, abscesses.

Echinacea
The echinacea has the capacity to raise the body’s resistance to bacterial and viral infections by stimulating the immune system. It also has antibiotic properties that helps relieve allergies. Basically, the roots are beneficial in the treatment of sores, wounds and burns. It was once used by the red indians as an application for insect bites, stings and snakebites. The echinacea grows on any well drained soil, as long as it gets sunlight.

Great Yellow Gentian
The great yellow gentian root is a bitter herb used to treat digestive disorders and states of exhaustion from chronic diseases. It stimulates the liver, gal bladder and digestive system, strengthening the overall human body. Internally, it is taken to treat : liver complaints, indigestion, gastric infections, aneroxia.

Siberian Ginseng
The siberian ginseng has a wide range of health benefits, mostly as a powerful tonic herb that maintains good health. It’s medicinal properties are used for : menopausal problems, geriatric debility, physical and mental stress, treat bone marrow suppression caused by chemotherapy or radiation, angina, hypercholesterolemia and neurasthenia with headache, insomnia, poor appetite, increasing endurance, memory improvement, anti-inflammatory purposes, immunogenic purposes, chemoprotective purposes, radiological protection.

square foot gardening book

All New Square Foot Gardening






This is now my gardening bible and I have read it from cover to cover. To make this book even easier to use I took it to Kinko's and had them remove the spine and made it into a spiral bound book. Now it's easier to flip to the page I want and stay there and it lays perfectly flat. This book goes everywhere with me, especially to my garden for reference. I'm having fun building all the interesting square foot gardening accessories to make square foot gardening easy to use in all weather conditions. This is a must for all gardeners! It is chock full of all kinds of useful information from building things to how to grow, plant and harvest all the different veggies and herbs. This will be a very used and loved book for me. I highly recommend this book to any old or new gardener. It will open your mind to a whole new way of gardening!

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Square foot garden plans




What grows in shade, and what grows in full sun

What grows in shade, and what grows in full sun






If you grow it for the FRUIT or the ROOT you'll need full sun!

If you grow it for the LEAVES or STEMS or SPROUTS partial shade is all you need!

15 Shade tolerant vegetables

15 Shade tolerant vegetables





Got limited sun? These 15 vegetables only need 4 hours a day of direct light. Utilize them in those shaded areas of the yard, and leave the sun for the tomatoes. :)
  1. Kale
  2. Scallions
  3. Beets
  4. Parsley
  5. Spinach
  6. Carrots
  7. Cilantro
  8. Turnips
  9. Chard
  10. Lettuce
  11. Arugula
  12. Garlic
  13. Potatoes
  14. Mustard Greens
  15. Bok Choy

What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden? And How Do I Fix It?

What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden? And How Do I Fix It?





100% Organic Solutions for all of your Veggies, from Artichokes to Zucchini. This book is full of the proper know how to get it done.

Problem solving : With great illustrations, it will be hard to go wrong figuring out what's wrong with your plants. Once you've got the issue pinpointed, detailed instructions on what to do about it, give you and your garden a better shot at making it through.

Plant-specific guidelines : Whether you're growing artichokes, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, or zucchini, this book provides instructions on everything from planting time to soil prep, temperature and water requirements.

Once you've figured out the issues with your precious garden pals, the problem solving section of the book is divided into families of plant types, making it easy to diagnosis and treat whatever your problems might be, pests or plague.

Since this book is all about the organic, solutions are presented in terms of temperature, soil, light and water first. Organic ways of eliminating pests, large and small, are also discussed.

I will be referring to this book over and over again. A beautiful and practical guide to making your garden the best it can be.

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Growing tomatoes in containers

Growing tomatoes in containers





Growing tomatoes in containers : Each bucket has two 6' pipes zip-tied to the inside with 3 zip ties on each side, then two elbows at the top and a 10" piece between them. The goal is to do a Florida weave between the two pipes in each bucket as its resident grows.

One tip is to get the zip ties closed loosely in place, then slide the pipe down into the loops, then tighten.

via : Indeterminate tomatoes in buckets experiment