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Help from your garden to fight off the ‘flu?

10.01.2014 - by

I never know how to feel about traditional medicine. On the one hand, it makes sense that if you knew a lot about the properties of different plants and herbs, you would be able to identify which ones would help to cure various ailments. On the other hand, I was once given a prescription by an African witch doctor to cure an ‘evil spirit’ in me by giving away a red chicken and some salt. Even the most tenuous scientific principles would struggle to explain that one.

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4 misconceptions about vegetables

27.11.2013 - by

There are some facts about vegetables that we were taught when we were children, so we just presume they are true, however, even the world of vegetables is full of myth and misconception...

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The Days of the Ice Saints

14.05.2013 - by

When the Ice Saints have passed, gardeners know it is safe to put their tender plants outside and they won't be killed off by a nasty frost.

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Combat hay fever the natural way

13.05.2013 - by

Hay fever? Use herbs from your own garden and you can have an effective herbal medicine for free.

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