What Did I Do To Prepare This Week?

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By Bev,

What did I do to prepare this week? I have been gardening. This year I doubled the garden size which has meant a lot of digging. I’m 90% done with the digging and about 60% done with the planting. All things considered, I think I am doing great!

Last year I tried potatoes in buckets and in a ring and wasn’t happy with either technique. This year is back to in the ground and hilling of the potatoes. Experimenting to find out what works for you is good, but knowing what works is even better.

This year my experiment is in Three Sisters gardening – corn, pole beans and squash planted together. Of course I did it all wrong, but the seeds are in the ground already, so we’ll just have to see how it works in a row.

Update on my baking soda experiments on myself. :)  When I wash my hair in baking soda and just rinse it in water it comes out soft and very manageable – nice. Absolutely no dandruff since I have been washing my hair in baking soda. My sister is trying it for the psoriasis on her scalp and it seems to be helping. It also seems to repel wood ticks as one crawled OUT of my hair yesterday. The rosecea on my face has also disappeared and my complexion is more even. I’ve started washing my hands with baking soda. It cuts the garden dirt as well as Lava soap and has both antibacterial and antibiotic properties, so that is great before working with food in the kitchen. I’m guessing it would be great for cradle cap and if someone has a teenager struggling with acne, please suggest it to them – I think it will work. :)

Besides scrubbing the shower with it (handy you know), I’ve been using it to scrub the kitchen sink, counters, the stove top, and even stubborn spots when mopping the floor. This is one versatile product!

Have you ever had a crop fail for no apparent reason that you can discern? Well, it may be what you put next to what in your beds. Companion planting isn’t just about improving crops but also making sure you get a yield.  Intensive planting techniques are somewhat new to me and I know I have had failures that I just can’t explain. These week we will have a little primer on garden foes!

Coming up this week we have Keebler’s solar setups, Gardening for Survival, Three Sisters gardens from YouTube, and companion planting.

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Okay Patriots, how did you prepare this week?



Proverbs 27:12

A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions.

The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”

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