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Feathers in the woods · 6d ago

How to use Red Clover

Red clover is one of my favorite herbs to use. Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is often thought to be a weed since it has the tendency to show up in unkempt areas like roadsides and empty l...
Feathers in the woods · 1W ago

Easy Marinated Cucamelon Salad

After I wrote about how to grow cucamelons a few weeks back, I received several messages through email and social media asking for recipes. Cucamelons (Mexican sour gherkins) can be prepared...
Feathers in the woods · 2W ago

How to mulch with grass clippings

Have you ever tried mulching the garden with grass? Weeds are always a big problem for me and my weed barrier fabric was really late getting here this year. Since it didn't get in on time, m...
Feathers in the woods · 2W ago

How to grow and use Toothache plant

As you know, I like to add different plants to my garden every year and one of this years varieties is Spilanthes Toothache plant (Acmella oleracea or Spilanthes acmella ) This plant has ear...
Feathers in the woods · 3W ago

How to grow cucamelons

Every year I try to grow something in my garden that we have never had before. It gives us a chance to try something new that we normally wouldn't have access to. There are so many cool frui...
Feathers in the woods · 4W ago

How to grow, harvest and dry Valerian

If you've ventured into the world of herbal medicine you've probably heard of Valerian. Known for it's sleep inducing and anxiety reducing qualities, Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is an e...
Feathers in the woods · 4W ago

6 Easy ways to reduce plastic use

Lately I've been doing a lot of thinking about this plastic free kick everybody's on. I took a look around my house and I realized everything is plastic. There's literally plastic in every r...
Feathers in the woods · 1M ago

Marigolds: grow your own pest spray (who knew?)

I'm sure by now you've heard that you should plant Marigolds in your garden to keep insects away. While there are conflicting studies and first hand accounts, by and large it seems like many...
Feathers in the woods · 1M ago

13 Reasons parsley is the healthiest food in your kitchen

There are only a few herbs that make it into my herb garden every year. Parsley is one of them. As far as cooking goes, I probably use just as much parsley as basil which is really saying a ...
Feathers in the woods · 2M ago

Soothe a sunburn with a tea bath!

There is nothing more uncomfortable in the summer then a sunburn! Of course I have the kid that never listens to me about sunscreen and thanks to his Irish dad, burns every time he even thin...