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Garden of Healing Herbs

A Place to find the History, Uses, Side Effects, Habitat and Cultivation of Herbs. We often ask for help with Herbal Remedies, but do we know all we need to know to make ourselves healthy or sicker.

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Edibles to Grow

Started by Enigma. Last reply by Magena 22 hours ago. 3 Replies

Most gardeners find these to be the most reliable and rewarding edibles to grow:1. Basil, any variety: Needs warm air and soil; pinch off flowers to encourage leaves. A hint of a frost will finish it.2. Beans: Need 60°F soil; space seeds as…Continue

Tags: reliable, rewarding, ten, top, grow

Wisteria pods.

Started by Beryl Feb 18. 0 Replies

I was out in my garden doing a little pruning of shrubs when I looked up and see something new to me. My wisteria which is 13 years old this spring. Was planted  when I came to live in this house. It had some weird grey pods hanging. Picked a few…Continue


Started by Beryl. Last reply by Enigma Sep 21, 2018. 3 Replies

So I was out in my garden. And a rose that has returned to its wild state each year gives rosehips quite small sized which are almost no flesh full of seed so I leave those for birds and sometime visitor pheasant in my garden. One side of rose shrub…Continue

Fibromyalgia - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Information and Experiences

Started by Captain Lindstrom-Prien. Last reply by Demeter Aug 13, 2016. 11 Replies

First I'll tell about my experience:I figured that I would start a thread for those who wish to or feel comfortable with - telling their 'stories' of how they wound up with this condition and what they've done to help themselves... My own story…Continue

Red Clover

Started by Amethyst Samia. Last reply by Demeter Aug 13, 2016. 10 Replies

Our good friend Angeka Nightjar contacted me with a question about harvesting red clover. Anyone know the proper way to harvest it?And for me...anyone know the healing properties of red clover?Any and all information is appreciated. Thanks!Continue

Tags: healing, properties, to, how, clover

Seasonal Herbs--Litha

Started by Amethyst Samia. Last reply by Demeter Aug 12, 2016. 3 Replies

Trust me...I know how late I am in getting this up and I do apologize. I came across some good information, a good website, and a good (maybe) Recioe all in one place!I suggest you go to the site at the link provided so you can see the pretty…Continue

Tags: recipe, honey, cookies, herbs, seasonal

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Comment by Enigma on March 17, 2019 at 8:29am

Comment by Raya on March 16, 2019 at 11:16pm

That was a good article you gave us the link to Enigma , thank you.

Comment by Enigma on March 9, 2019 at 8:41am
Comment by Avia Icefeather on February 22, 2019 at 11:48am

Hello. A quick introduction from a new member here.

  I have been using herbal supplements and treatments most of my life and am a firm believer in the powers of natural healing. I haven't mastered it yet as my experiences still consist of trial and error. But I guess that's true of a lot of things.

  Cheers to good health!


Comment by Enigma on January 15, 2019 at 9:06am

Your welcome Raya. It is always a pleasure to correspond with you.

Comment by Raya on January 15, 2019 at 3:18am

Hi Enigma - thanks for responding.  I was strongly considering mint since I can use it in teas and pastries and such.  Onions and chives are all plentiful at the store throughout the year. Since posting I've considered growing my own turmeric root also.  All my store downstairs carries is the powder and I learned they ran out and won't have any for a bit.  So growing my own is a strong possibility.  Rosemary sounds good also.  I know for sure dandelions.  I'm thinking though that growing mint will cause an influx of bees etc so I will prob grow a pot or two of heather.  Thanks again Enigma - you helped make up my mind.

Stay safe


Comment by Enigma on January 14, 2019 at 9:51pm

Raya, here is some random info about sunlight. In winter, indoor space is used to start new seedlings or cuttings to be placed outside in the spring, using natural sunlight to ripen the plants. Sunlight tends to reach more of the plant, if you’re growing in the direct sun.  Unlike growing indoors, the bottom of the plant will be almost as developed as the top. The best tasting herbs come from being grown outdoors, nothing beats the natural sunlight. The best spot is one that gets full winter sun from mid-morning to midafternoon, at least from 10-4, preferably 8-5. This will be really asking for a lot if you live north of 30 degrees latitude since days are short in winter. Raya you may have to keep your herbs all in pots small enough for you to move so that you can shift them on your balcony as the sunlight shifts. Some books say the plants respond better to morning-only sun, verses afternoon-only sun, so if you must choose between the two, morning sun may be better. Plants should get at least 5 hours of direct sun every day, some say 3-4 hours is enough. and 5 more hours of indirect light. Chervil, Italian parsley (doesn’t like being transplanted), mints, onion chives, rosemary, are just a few of the many herbs that will do well with these hours of sunshine.

Comment by Enigma on January 14, 2019 at 9:04am

Sounds like a good plan Raya.

Comment by Raya on January 13, 2019 at 2:36pm

Hi all - I'm wondering if I can get some opinions from you.  I have a very small balcony that gets full sun on the right side in the morning and full sun on the left side in the afternoon.  It's also gets very hot when in full sun. Since I live up in Canada on the prairies where it gets very very cold in winter I have to take my plants into the apartment where there is very limited light for them.  I would like to grow some herbs that have an everyday use but in no way can they be related to ragweed.  I had a large fish tank given to me that I plan to grow dandelions in.  We get a lot of spraying for moths, tent caterpillars etc so I can't pick the dandelions that are growing wild. When the city is going to spray I can cover the tanks. I also have a smaller fish tank that I want for herbs.  Since I can't move these heavy fish tanks around whatever herbs I plant will have to accept the limited conditions of either morning sun or afternoon sun.  In winter I can dig them up and put them in pots to grow in the shade of my apartment.  Does anyone have any idea what kind of herbs would suit these conditions??? Any ideas at all???

I'm glad you are feeling better Amethyst.

Comment by Amethyst Samia on January 13, 2019 at 12:28pm

Thank you Enigma.  All did go well.  Recovery was long and I’m just now getting up to full speed with reading and online stuff.  Couldn’t really look anything for a while.  Electronic screens were murder but all is well now. Just need to get a new and proper script for my glasses. It’s been 3 months since surgery and I think it’s safe to get new ones now.  Haha!   

How have you been?   I trust holidays went well for you.  We’ve had a couple of holidays and another is rightsround the corner.  That wheel does turn.  Time to start planning and preparing gardens for some of us.  


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