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Companion planting: Advantages and impact of companion planting

Companion planting: Advantages and impact of companion planting Plants and trees, whatever their size, are all individual, each one being a composition of  many complex parts, besides the roots, trunks, stems, leaves, flowers, bark or   fruit that are visible to the naked eye. Within the   make-up of the plant or tree are fine substances that are either alien to other plants, trees and countless insects, or they are sympathetic to...

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A Shakespeare Garden- History of Herb Gardens

A Shakespeare Garden- History of Herb Gardens Shakespeare had a countryman’s joy and delight in the herbs and flowers of hedgerows, meadows and gardens, with which he was so familiar during his rural upbringing. He loved them for the sake of their beauty, meaning and perfume, and wove many of them into his plays and sonnets. We made a Shakespeare garden some years ago and beside each herb and flower...

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Suggestions for Making an Herb Garden- History of Herbs Gardens

Suggestions for Making an Herb Garden- History of Herbs Gardens A simple, neat herb garden is one that is about four metres square, well- drained, and situated in a sunny position. The bed should be prepared by digging in plenty of leaf mould and mushroom or household compost. Add a small amount of coarse river sand if the soil is heavy. If on the other hand the soil is sandy,...

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Herb Gardens- History of Herb Gardens

Herb Gardens- History of Herbs Gardens When human beings lived a nomadic existence in an uncivilized state, it was necessary to collect wild plants, berries and roots for food. When they became ill, Instinct led them to the grasses and leaves that had curative properties, in the same way as animals do. When people began to stay in one place long enough to make dwelling, garden, however small, became an...

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Ways to propagating herbs-Taking Cuttings:Propagating herbs

Propagating herbs: Taking Cuttings Plants that must be grown from cut things are a little more difficult to propagate, and judgment is needed as to which time of the season is best. This can vary from one year to the next, according to the weather. The best time to take most cuttings is in late spring after the earlier growth has hardened the new shoots. If the cutting is too...

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Ways to propagating herbs-Sowing seeds:Propagating herbs

Propagating herbs: Sowing seeds  Herbs are sown in spring. In climates where winters are mild, some may be sown again in the autumn. Seeds of most annuals can be sown directly into their permanent position in a prepared bed perennials, being much slower growers, fare better if seeds are sown into containers filled with a fine potting mixture where they can be more easily cared for until they are 2...

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Different types of herbs (physic,medicinal,flavouring,culinary, fragrant) and their uses

Different types of herbs (Physic or medicinal, flavouring or culinary, fragrant) and their uses Physic or medicinal; flavouring or culinary; fragrant, and those used for dyeing. In many countries they grow as wild as weeds along hedgerows and wasteland. Once a weed has become useful it reaches the status of being called an herb. Physic herbs were once called “simples” because specific ones contained the effective components for remedying simple...

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Chicory herbal plant and its culinary and medicinal properties- History of Herbs

Chicory-(Cichorium intybus) Compositae Perennial Chicory is a herb with a number of nutritional and medicinal qualities. When young, the long, broad leaves are at first bunched together in a clump, like spinach or sorrel, and then as the plant grows it sends out many branching stems with tiny, sparsely scattered leaves, finally achieving a height of 1.80m (6ft) or more. In midsummer the buds burst open revealing sky-blue, single, starry...

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