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Japanese have the concepts of Goshiki - five colors Goho - five methods Gomi - five flavors Gokan - five senses gokan no mon - five outlooks and viewpoints It may be worthwhile to try to achieve these 5 5s in your meals. To please the palate the eye and more. From Realfood University

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Why Use Roundup? Make Your Own Weed Killer

White Vinegar Weed Killer - The Organic Way - Why buy roundup when you can make your own?

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How to Kill Weeds With Baking Soda

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year – spring and fall. More

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A DIY Life: Part 1- Picking Plantain – An awesome medicinal yard weed.

A DIY Life: Picking Plantain, An awesome medicinal yard weed. - We've been using plantain a lot at our house this summer. Pick a leaf, crush it between your fingers, then rub on a mosquito bite for instant relief. I'll have to try some of these recipes.

How to make an inexpensive non-toxic homemade weed killer to control weeds in your garden. - Click image to find more gardening Pinterest pins

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Cream of Dandelion Soup: A weed has its moment in the sun

Cream of Dandelion Soup. I'm so tempted to try this. I know I've got enough of the main ingredient!

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Suggestions for Killing Poison Ivy

How to Kill Poison Ivy Combine 1 gallon white vinegar with 1 cup salt and 2 TBSP blue dawn dish soap. * Once all the ingredients have been mixed well pour mixture into a spray bottle. * Spray poison ivy. Be careful not to get it on your other plants because this mixture will kill anything you spray. Going to try this! It's everywhere:(

another pinner said : Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up @ Interior Design Ideas

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18 Edible Backyard Weeds With Extraordinary Health Benefits

Did you know your garden is hiding all sorts of nutritional and medicinal gems? From curing heartburn, cystitis and coughs to providing free protein, vitamins and minerals, common weeds have some truly amazing benefits. Sadly, most people simply dig them up, mow them down or kill them in various ways. Why not take a look at what’s really growing in your backyard? With delicious recipes… [read more]

Make Dandelion Wine, Jelly, Syrup & More Be bold - if you can find some dandelions that have not meet sprayed to death with chemicals, these are great uses of a very healthy and useful plant who seems to survive all our attempts at annihilation and keeps giving us a second chance to enjoy its benefits!

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How to make dandelion leaf kimchi!

"I hope you try this unique recipe if you come upon dandelion leaves! I wouldn't recommend using the dandelions that grow in your yard since you probably use weed killers. They are probably not safe to eat! A good substitute if you can't find dandelion leaves at the market would be baby Swiss chard or turnip greens. Dandelion leaf kimchi is perfect to make during the warmer seasons, and you will enjoy the different flavor that is not like that of cabbage kimchi, which most people are used…

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7 Homemade Fertilizer Recipes

homemade fertilizer for plants: Dissolve 1 Tbsp Epson salt in 1 gallon of water, water plants with this solution once per month. Great for houseplants, roses, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes.

There are so many easy ways to integrate the uplifting, soothing, and delicious nature of mints into your day — lemon balm glycerite to uplift the mood, a bowl of tabbouleh with spearmint for lunch, a cup of cold peppermint tea for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, a whiff of lavender essential oil during rush hour traffic, a soothing cup of catnip tea after a meal, or an invigorating foot mas-sage with rosemary oil at day’s end. Here are a few simple recipes to try.

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Use Your Fresh Herbs Straight From the Garden

Make the most of your herb garden and use your herbs in new ways. Try cooking, decorating, and drying herbs for a new spin on your harvest.

Who Knew? : Sweep Baking Soda into Sidewalk Cracks to Discourage Weeds. Simply pour or sweep a thick layer of baking soda into sidewalk and patio cracks. The baking soda will kill any small weeds that are already there, and prevent new ones from sprouting - rugged life

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25 Reasons To Go & Pick Dandelions Right Now

Who hasn’t seen those pesky yellow weeds pop up in the garden from time to time? Yet try as you might – from picking them to poisoning them – nothing keeps them at bay for too long. Perhaps it’s time you embraced the tenacious dandelion and all the benefits it can bring? The Health Benefits of Dandelions Dandelion has been used throughout history to treat… [read more]