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Did You Know – 04/08/2019

  1. I did not know the power of the jaw of the Jaguar, plus I had no idea that crocodiles would be their prey. A little disturbing but that is nature.

2. You can eat these bugs according to Dr Axe

3. IKEA launched their exclusive Sleep Podcast to help guide us Aussies to a better night’s sleep. “The IKEA Sleep Podcast is a unique take on creating background white noise and one of many solutions we hope to provide to help the many Australians get a good night’s sleep,” says Mark Mitchinson, Country Sales Manager of IKEA Australia.

 

4. Rockefeller lived from 1839 until 1937 and was an American industrialist and philanthropist. By the time of his death, his net worth was estimated anywhere between $300 and $700 billion USD

5. About 1% of people are ambidextrous, or in other words don’t have a dominant hand.

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Companion Planting Indeed For All Walks Of Life

I believe company planting does make gardening a lot easier and plants flourish. I guess its like people,  you blossom with some of those in your life, while others can bring you down and they don’t naturally bring joy into your life so the relationship must end but on the other hand they may bring joy to others,  just not you.

Just sayin.

Source: Burpee.com

 

Companion Planting Chart

Here are combinations found to be beneficial over time from Todd Weinmann of North Dakota State University Agriculture Extension:

Plant Plant Companions Plant Allies Plant Enemies
Asparagus Basil, parsley, tomato Pot marigold deters beetles.
Beans Beet (to bush beans only), cabbage family, carrot, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pea, potatoes, radish, strawberry. Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles. Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles. Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor. Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans.
Beets Bush beans, cabbage family, lettuce, onion. Garlic improves growth and flavor. Pole beans and beets stunt each other’s growth.
Carrots Bean, lettuce, onion, pea, pepper, radish, tomato. Chives improve growth and flavor. Rosemary and sage deter carrot fly. Dill retards growth.
Celery Bean, cabbage family and tomato. Chives and garlic deter aphids. Nasturtium deters bugs and aphids.
Chard Bean, cabbage family and onion
Corn Bean, cucumber, melon, parsley, pea, potato, pumpkin, squash. Odorless marigold and white geranium deter Japanese beetles. Pigweed raises nutrients from the subsoil to where the corn can reach them. Tomatoes and corn are attacked by the same worm.
Cucumber Bean, cabbage family, corn, pea, radish, tomato Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters aphids, beetles and bugs, improves growth and flavor. Oregano deters pests in general. Tansy deters ants, beetles, bugs, flying insects. Sage is generally injurious to cucumber.
Eggplant Bean, pepper. Marigold deters nematodes.
Lettuce Beet, cabbage family, carrot, onion, radish, strawberry. Chives and garlic deter aphids.
Melons Corn, pumpkin, radish, squash. Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters bugs and beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.
Onions Beet, cabbage family, carrot, chard, lettuce, pepper, strawberry, tomato. Chamomile and summer savory improve growth and flavor. Pigweed raises nutrients from subsoil and makes them available to the onions. Sow thistle improves growth and health. Onions stunt bean, pea.
Parsley Asparagus, corn, tomato
Peas Bean, carrot, corn, cucumber, radish, turnip. Chives deter aphids. Mint improves health and flavor. Garlic and onion stunt the growth of peas.
Peppers Carrot, eggplant, onion and tomato
Potatoes Beans, cabbage family, corn, eggplant, pea. Horseradish, planted at the corners of the potato patch, provides general protection. Marigold deters beetles. Tomatoes and potatoes are attacked by the same blight.
Pumpkins Corn, melon, squash. Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters bugs, beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.
Radishes Bean, carrot, cucumber, lettuce, melon, pea. Chervil and nasturtium improve growth and flavor. Hyssop
Spinach Cabbage family, strawberry
Squash Corn, melon, pumpkin. Borage deters worms, improves growth and flavor. Marigold deters beetles. Nasturtium deters squash bugs and beetles. Oregano provides general pest protection.
Strawberry Bean, lettuce, onion, spinach, thyme. Cabbage. Borage strengthens resistance to insects and disease. Thyme, as a border, deters worms.
Tomatoes Asparagus, carrot, celery, cucumber, onion, parsley, pepper. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes, improves growth and flavor. Bee balm, chives and mint improve health and flavor. Borage deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor. Dill, until mature, improves growth and health. Once mature, it stunts tomato growth. Marigold deters nematodes. Pot marigold deters tomato worm and general garden pests. Corn and tomato are attacked by the same worm. Mature dill retards tomato growth. Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth. Potatoes and tomatoes are attacked by the same blight.
Turnips Pea
Cabbage Family (Broccoli,Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chinese Cabbage, Kale, and Kohlrabi) Beet, celery, chard, cucumber, lettuce, onion, potato, spinach. Chamomile and garlic improve growth and flavor. Catnip, hyssop, rosemary and sage deter cabbage moth. Dill improves growth and health. Mint deters cabbage moth and ants, improves health and flavor. Nasturtium deters bugs, beetles, aphids. Southernwood deters cabbage moth, improves growth and flavor. Tansy deters cabbageworm and cutworm. Thyme deters cabbageworm. Kohlrabi and tomato stunt each other’s growth.

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Amazing Stuff is Epsom Salts For Your Garden

 

Just read this article and am off to the store to get some epsom salts. Reason being have just planted tomatoes and other plants and since it has done nothing but rain I am sure they need some of this magnesium in the form of Epsom salts.

This article if from a website I have never heard of but looks good diyeverywhere.com

Here are the 15 ways to use Epsom Salts in your garden.

  1. Great for peppers tomatoes, eggplants and potatoes:  Apparently it is great for improving the yield plus the flavor. It is recommended adding 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of Epsom salt to your peppers and tomatoes by sprinkling it around the base of the plant. If you want it to dilute quicker add it to 3.8 litres of water and do this every two weeks.
  2. Rid pests: Epsom salt won’t make snails and slugs wither away like table salt but it will keep them at bay. Use the 1 tablespoon to 3.8 liters but know that it is water-soluble so needs to be done often.
  3. Makes fruit sweeter: when added to trees, bushes and vines that produce fruit, boosts the chlorophyll inside the plant. Thus more energy and more energy produces more sugar. So sweeter the fruit it is.
  4. Helps stop transplant shock: Transplant shock is something that happens mostly when you are a bit rough planting the seedlings. Epsom salts is something that will help the plant overcome this.  To help prevent this you can sprinkle some epsom salts around the base of the plant once in the ground or you can put a few crystals in the hole where the plant is intended. Cover the salts with a little dirt before you put the plant in the hole.
  5. Keep the leaves green: If your plants leaves are going a little yellow usually it means it needs magnesium.  Feed your plants 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of the mineral per 12 inches (30 cm) of height one time a month.
  6. Kill the weeds: You can kill weeds by mixing a couple of cups of the mineral with a gallon (3.8 liters) of vinegar and some liquid dish detergent. Put it in a spray bottle and spray your weeds but keeping in mind to keep it off your plants or it will kill them too.
  7. Makes lawn nice and lush: If your lawn is a bit yellow chances are it needs magnesium. To perk up grass, Best Plants suggests adding 3 pounds (1.35 kg) of Epsom salt to every 1,250 square feet (116 square meters) of grass and then watering your lawn.
  8. Rots tree stumps: It is recommended drilling holes into the stump and filling in the holes with Epsom salt. In weeks, the stump will begin rotting.
  9. Blooming Roses: Adding Epsom salt to rose bushes encourages them to produce larger flowers with darker, deeper colors. To incorporate Epsom salt to your rose bush’s diet, add it at the time of planting and when flowers are in bloom.
  10. Removes splinters: Soak the area that has the splinter in it in 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of Epsom salt and water. That should make the splinter pop out of your skin on its own.
  11. Fights Frizzle Top: Palm trees suffer from what they call “Frizzle Top”. This can be rid of by spraying magnesium to the top and base of the palm tree.
  12. Cure for curly leaf: If your plant has curly leaf  a tablespoon of epsom salts should cure that.
  13. Potted Plant health: Because potted plants usually lack magnesium more so than those planted in the ground it is recommended to add a tablespoon (30mls) once a month to the surrounding soil.
  14. Increase nutrient takeup: Epsom salts helps the plants absorb other nutrients more efficiently. By adding plain Epsom salt, you won’t have to bother with so much fertilizer.
  15. Increase the health of ferns: Epsom salt helps ferns and plants similar to ferns, such as elephant ear, have rich, dark foliage. Add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of Epsom salt to a gallon (3.8 liters) of water and spray ferns and elephant ears to achieve the look.

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Proof of The Pudding❤️

Just posted David’s story on Video but here is the proof that his focus and determination worked and it can work for you. 

Here’s an update to my story…
It is now official. When I weighed in on March 31, 2019, the scale revealed that I had released over 100 pounds! As I said in an earlier post of my story, when I first started this journey, I didn’t tell anyone or record the first day of lifestyle change. I just started doing it. It didn’t happen overnight, but day by day I made small improvements, and it became a reality. My next goal is to release another 33 pounds. If you want to lose weight, I can help. Message or call me. I have a system. It works, as you can see!

If you want to find out more of how he has done this  just email him at davidvoth@gmail.com

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My Husband Explains How He Lost 100lbs – Very Proud Of His Achievement

 

This video is about an hour long but very interesting for those who are way, way overweight and really would like to lose some and get back to their healthy selves. It can be done with ease and not to the detriment of your nutrition.

First of all, he explains how he was introduced to the ionized Kangen water and how by hydrating his body he began to cease getting these horrible cramps in his legs and then how the weight started coming off. He then was introduced to Isagenix and with its nutritional program, it began to drop off rapidly. I also started the program and within two months I lost more than I needed to, so am now on a program where I am now concentrating on keeping my weight at a healthy level, and am now taking their supplements that work on a cellular level to keep my body and skin from aging.

If you are interested in the Kangen water you can go to David’s site http://davidvoth.kangendemo.com

If you are interested in Isagenix go to http://davidvoth.isagenix.com

If you are in Australia and interested in either, email me at lesley@davidvoth.com

 You have a weight problem? “If you don’t do different nothing will change” 

 

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Did You Know – 04/01/2019

  1. According to Georgia State University your blood pressure drops by 13% after having sex. This has the same effect as those achieved by common blood pressure medications possible because of the release the stress relieving hormone oxytocin.

2.  According to Micheal Mosley a well-known nutritionist stomach ulcers are caused by bacteria. The investigation of the hypothesis that the bacteria, Helicobacter pylori and not stress caused ulcers. It was found that these ulcers were successfully treated with antibiotics. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen can also cause ulcers if taken too often.

 

3. There is a travel company called Pack Up+ Go.

This company  (in the US) books your flights and hotel for you  but does not tell you where you are going.’ Surprise ‘ . It does a survey of you plus keeping your budget in mind and your liking. They then schedule a 3 day weekend trip keeping your destination a secret. The travel time is minimized and send you to a place you probably never thought of. I think it sounds exciting. I have done a similar thing here in Australia a few years ago called a ‘Mystery Tour’ which cost about $80 Australian and you turned up at the airport at a certain time and the airlines would fly you to a surprise place. Ours happen to be a day in Melbourne. It was so much fun.

 

4. That Easter falls on a different day every year as it is based on the moon phases. I 325CE  Constantine led a council of Christian bishops who then decided that Easter must always be on a Sunday to honor the resurrection of Jesus. Thy also said it would follow but not land on the first full moon  after the spring Equinox. The reason being the date can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25

 

 

5.  Russie Taylor and Wayne Allwine were the voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.  In real life they fell in love and married in 1991 and stayed happily married until Waynes death in 2009.

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I Like This – Well Thought Out Words

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March 30, 2019 · 10:27 PM