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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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Interesting for Those Who Eat Copious Amounts Of Kale and Spinach💦

This information comes from the Web site of Dr Axe which incidentally is a brilliant website if you need information on many other health subjects. I believe his information to be correct and well researched.

It seems when you can and if you can afford it organic is the way to go. Rather frightening figures on the amount of fungicide and pesticide on the two vegetables that have been recommended to all of us for our good health. There are some that are not quite so contaminated with sprays which is also very interesting.

After reading this article I thought I would share and you may find it interesting enough to go to the site and get some more information on the subject.

This is of course when the Kangen water machine comes in handy as it has an acidic level of water that will wash most of the contamination away. Plus of course it has many other benefits if you like to go to http://lesleyvoth.kangendemo.com you will be able to find out all the benefits of this fantastic water machine. I believe all kitchens should have one. I know that some vegetables are sprayed from very early stages so are internal and cannot be washed away but at least the water machine will get rid of some of it especially tomatoes and some fruits.

Of course if it is’ GMOed ‘ then nothing washes that contamination away so Organic is the way to go

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Achieve and Alkaline Body and be Healthy💦

 

To achieve an alkaline body which I may add is essential to good health you must have and alkaline lifestyle.

Green vegetables: kale, chard, beet greens, dandelion, spinach, wheat grass, alfalfa grass.

Non starchy vegetables – mushrooms, tomatoes, avocado, radishes, cucumber,  broccoli, oregano, garlic, ginger, green beans, endive, cabbage, celery, zucchini and asparagus.

Raw Foods – life-giving foods – organic fruit and vegetables

Superfoods – maca root, spirulina, sea veggies, bone broth and green powder mixes that contain chlorophyll.

Healthy fats – coconut oil, MCT oil or virgin olive oil (fats found in wild-caught fish, grass-fed beef, cage-free eggs, nuts, seeds and organic grass-fed butter

Starchy plants – sweet potato, turnips and beets.

Plant proteins – almonds, navy beans, lima beans and most other beans

Most fruits –  Strangely enough, acidic fruits such as grapefruit and tomatoes don’t create acidity in the body. They do just the opposite and contribute to an alkaline environment. Citrus fruits, dates and raisins are all very alkalizing and may help prevent acidosis.

Apple cider Vinegar –  Strangely enough, acidic fruits such as grapefruit and tomatoes don’t create acidity in the body. They do just the opposite and contribute to an alkaline environment. Citrus fruits, dates and raisins are all very alkalizing and may help prevent acidosis.

Drink Alkaline water; – Now you know this is my favorite subject and write about it all the time. Now Dr Axe also is writing about the subject of alkaline water that is so necessary to optimal health like the food we eat :-

“According to the Water Research Center’s website, “The normal range for pH in surface water systems is 6.5 to 8.5 and for groundwater systems is 6 to 8.5.”  This means that there is a lot of variation when it comes to pH levels between different sources of water. When water has a pH level less than 6.5, it is considered “acidic, soft, and corrosive,” which means it may potentially leach metal ions such as iron, manganese, copper, lead, and zinc from aquifers, plumbing fixtures, and piping, plus contain certain toxic metals and have a sour taste. The best way to treat the problem of acidic (low pH) water is to use a neutralizer that raises the pH.

Evidence suggests that the ideal pH level of alkaline ionized water for long-term human consumption is between 8.5 and 9.5.  Alkaline water is just what it sounds like: water that is highly acidic, with a pH of between 9.5 to 11. Adding pH drops, lemon or lime, or baking soda to your water also boosts alkalinity. Distilled water is neutral, with a pH of 7.

Water filtered using a reverse osmosis filter is slightly acidic, with a pH level slightly lower than 7. Distilled water and filtered water may not be too alkaline, but as far as pH balance is concerned they are still a better option than tap water or purified bottled water that are more acidic.”

If you want to know more about Alkaline water go to my website and learn all about the Kangen Water Machine. It will change your health, your skin, and your life

My Australian website is http://lesleyvoth.kangendemo.com

Our American website islifechangingWater.com

 

Source of information and read more go to Dr Axe

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Kangen Water – Amazing Power to Clean Produce

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This is what I love about my machine. I rinse all my vegetables even lettuce and it is so surprising what washes off,  even Organic fruit and vegetables. 

Cleaning fruits and vegetables:

This is 11.5 pH Kangen Water’s greatest use: Today, pesticides are petroleum-based chemicals with high mercury residues that CANNOT be washed off by tap water. On the contrary, when washed with tap water, loaded with chlorine and fluoride, the pesticide will actually ABSORB the chlorine and fluoride INTO the fruit or vegetable. Testing your water for chlorine and fluoride before and after washing your fruits and vegetables can prove this. After washing your fruits and vegetables, your tap water will be TOTALLY free of chlorine and fluoride. Where did it go? It went straight into the fruits and vegetables and the petroleum-based pesticide it is coated with. Take 11.5 pH Super Kangen Water® and literally watch the petroleum-based residue drip right off. Try this experiment at home. Take 11.5 pH Strong Kangen Water® and submerge a bunch of cherry tomatoes in it. Also take tap water and do the same thing. Wait 15 minutes and take the tomatoes out of both waters. Your 11.5 pH water will be filthy dirty with the pesticide residues and your tap water will be as clean as a whistle… MINUS THE CHLORINE AND FLUORIDE. Your 11.5 pH washed tomatoes will taste delicious while your tap water washed tomatoes will taste awful. This alone is a reason why you should have a Kangen Water® System in your home.

Read more at: http://www.lifechanging-water.com/

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Use Your Kangen Water In The Garden

 

 

Growing vegetables on the patio in backyard: beans, tomato, rainbow chard, lettuce salad greens, boxwood, lattice fence, herbs neatly edged with bamboo

I am a gardener and you may be too. I thought this article rather interesting.

Gardening with Kangen Water®

Gardening with Enagic® Water is a great way to keep your plants and flowers healthy, enlivened, and lush. Just like your body needs clean, alkaline, and chlorine-free Kangen Water® for health, your plants also need the healthy water for optimal growth and nourishment. The water from your Enagic® machine can even revitalize weak plants, making them stronger and more vibrant than ever before! Enagic® Water stimulates germination and seedling development, leaving your plants in peak condition without the use of harmful chemicals.

Nourishing vegetables and flowers with Enagic® Water in your own garden means you can save money at the grocery store and florist, reduce (or eliminate) the amount of pesticides in your home, and even cut down on all the wasted resources associated with transporting plants, flowers, and produce across the globe. Lowering your carbon footprint has never been so rewarding! You can even use your fragrant flowers to make your own perfume.

Get back to basics, and discover how your Enagic® machine can help you grow a green, beautiful garden.

You first need to decide which Enagic® Water is right for your plants. Plants have different preferences in pH for water and soil, and the water you use will have a big impact on your plant health and growth2. Here is a general list of the plants that thrive in slightly alkaline, neutral, and slightly acidic water and soil:

Plants that Prefer Slightly Alkaline Kangen Water®
(pH 8.5 – 9.5)

Most of these plants show optimal growth in the 7.5 – 8.5, so you can experiment between Kangen Water® 8.5 and Neutral Water (pH 7.0) to find the best results. The pH of your soil will have a big impact on which water you should use. These plants include: asparagus, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, carrots, mushrooms, parsley, geraniums, irises, phlox, vinca, hydrangeas (for pink blooms), and lilacs. Hydrangeas are a rare plant, as the pH of your water will change the color of the blooms.

Plants that Prefer Slightly Acidic Water
(pH 4.0 – 6.0)

Some plants prefer slightly acidic water and soil. Set your SD501 to pH 5.0 for the following vegetables and plants: rhododendrons, begonias, azaleas, heathers, hydrangeas (for blue blooms), peanuts, cucumbers, potatoes, dill, leeks, chili peppers, eggplant, garlic, chives, artichoke, tomatoes, and most berries. Roses grow most vibrantly with pH 5.5 – 6.5, so you may want to experiment with Slightly Acidic Water (set at pH 6.0) and Neutral Water (pH 7.0) to see which one yields the healthiest roses with your particular soil. Remember to always take into consideration the pH of your soil when you choose which Enagic® Water to use on your plants.

Plants that Prefer Neutral Water
(pH 7.0)

Many vegetables and plants thrive in a neutral pH. These plants include spinach, parsnips, dahlias, chrysanthemums, brussels sprouts, sweet peas, broccoli, asparagus, beans, avocado, cantaloupe, kiwi, mint, lettuce, onions, yams, radishes, squash, bell peppers, and tulips. Use Enagic® Neutral Water to keep these plants hydrated and healthy.

No matter which Enagic® Water you choose for your garden, you can have peace of mind that your plants will be healthy with this clean, high-quality water. And think of how delicious your fruits and vegetables will taste after they’ve been watered with your Enagic® machine instead of chlorinated tap water!

Here are some other helpful tips for a successful Kangen Garden:

  1. Always plan ahead. Sketch your garden with pen and paper so you have a clear plan of where everything will be planted. Smaller plants should be in the front and bigger plants in the back.
  2. Water your plants in the morning or late evening, when it is not too hot outside. In the winter, water your plants when the temperature is above 40 degrees with no snow cover.
  3. Make sure to read the planting instructions of each of your plants so you know exactly how much Enagic® Water they need.
  4. Plants need additional watering in windy climates, as the wind can dry out the earth and plants quickly.
  5. If your soil could use a boost, use your own Kangen Compost. This homemade organic fertilizer will bring new life your soil and plants!

Gardening is a fun, sustainable, and environmentally responsible decision that will help sustain your family’s overall wellness. You and your children have much to gain from greening your home with a garden. Find out how you can improve your life and surroundings by growing your very own Enagic® Garden!

 

If you are interested in learning more about the Kangen water and the Enagic machines which I believe every household should have one. Go to http://www.lifechanging-water.com

You will find a free Ebook on the subject plus you can learn about the great compensation plan that it has if you are interested in a very profitable home base business.


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Interesting Article on Cucumbers

 

I did not know this about the nutritional value of cucumbers.

 

Cucumbers are one of my most highly recommended vegetables, and if you have a garden, you can easily grow them at home. Aside from being able to control pesticide and fertilizer use, you’ll also avoid the wax applied to many commercially sold cucumbers. There are dozens of varieties that thrive in both cool and warm climates, although they can be a challenge to grow if temperatures are consistently in the mid-90s.

While made up of 90 to 95 percent water, cucumbers still manage to provide a host of valuable nutrients, including vitamins A, B5, C and K, along with manganese, potassium, magnesium, molybdenum, copper, silica and fiber. Cucumbers also contain lignans that bind with estrogen-related bacteria in the digestive tract, contributing to a reduced risk of several cancers, including breast, uterus, ovarian and prostate cancer.

Other phytonutrients called cucurbitacins — part of a larger group known as triterpenes, and the part of the cucumber that gives it a bitter taste — also inhibit cancer cell development. Preliminary findings also suggest cucumbers have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

In traditional medicine, cucumbers are used to treat headaches. The seeds are diuretic, and the juice — thanks to caffeic acid and vitamin C — can be used as an acne treatment and a soothing remedy for tired, puffy eyes.

More information on the subject

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Vegetables – No fungicides, No pesticides, No herbicides – Amazing Stuff

This is an 8 min video which is talking about the new innovative way for agriculture. Very interesting and appears to produce some tasty vegetables. Its not hydroponics if that is what you are thinking. Very exciting for those who like clean food.

Now they are doing something different

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