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5/14/10 12:56 A

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Ah, the worms, they are a neverending chore. But the cool thing about organics is that you plant plant friends together that chase away each others bugs. In theory if you make the plant very strong by giving it very good soil the plant's own defences sort all the pests out. Which is also why chewed leaves are more healthy than pristine ones. What fights bugs in plants fight cancer in us. Tannins and antioxidants. Super Cool.
I also sometimes wish I could email some rain to my friend who lives in the Karoo (Graaff Reinet)
Celest, did you guys get a new windfarm to make electricity? I saw the end of it on TV, but it might have been PE.
Love you both

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5/13/10 12:52 P

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I tried to grow a few things, but some big fat hairy worms chewed them all up. I tried again and same thing. I decided shop bought would have to do for me.
Thing is Sheila, you are being soooo selfish with ALL your rain. Share it with your sister town in George...common man we are desperate for some raaaaain and you got more than your fair share.
Wouldn't it be fabulous if we could seriously swap weathers....dream on Celeste'

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5/13/10 11:24 A

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- are the sprouts grown on damp cotton wool on the window ledge? I could do *that*
I also have Rosemary, Mint, thyme, Fennel, Guavas, Lemon Verbena (lovely in a bath), Lavender, Rose and working on trenching composting to get a section of the garden ready for some veg :)
It's a bit soggy here at the moment - please can we have our sun back?

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We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

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5/13/10 11:06 A

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Sheila, our dancing girl from Cape Town recently posted pictures of the Avocados and citrus she grows in her garden.
I grow sprouts on my windowsill, herbs in my garden and veggies under a net. The veggies go to DH's lodge for the guests to eat. It saves money and is a selling point.
For me home grown organic veg leaves me with fewer cravings, fuller for longer, and tastes better.
It is healthy and it is therapy.
I would love to know how many of you grow veggies, and what your thoughts are about it. Let's talk!

By the way, anybody can grow sprouts. They are full of vitamins and chelated minerals so you can take them up easily. They have high protein levels and are 'alive' when you eat them. They contain glyconutrients, wonderful things, and enzymes. The perfect food. I grind them up to put in my babies food, like a vit supplement.
(Am not talking about the sad irradiated ones you get from the supermarket that don't grow anymore, those make me very suspicious)
All you need is a container with holes in, clean water, light, and seeds that have not been treated. I buy the Nature's Choice seeds from the pharmacy.

I am jealous of the ones who have a reputable organic market in their town.

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