Saturday, July 09, 2005

Can't imagine CODEX happening here in the U.S.

You thought health insurance was expensive. Wait till you have to get a prescription for vitamins. You thought too many people were in jail. Wait till it's criminal to buy vitamins.

My useful houseplants will keep me from turning to a life a crime under CODEX. Won't need any if I have all the plants I want to get.

This issue will certainly show whether or not we have become a nation of sheep.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Another exotic plant--the dandelion

Well, just goes to show you don't have to go to the ends of the earth to find useful plants. Didn't know this about the dandelion. I must start to include it someway in my food.
The trace minerals are just part of a package of some 64 nutrients and health-promoting substances which have been found in dandelions by plant chemists around the world. Defenders of Dandelions

Goji berry shoots!

Five of the 9 seeds I planted are coming up. How exciting! I was getting a little worried. It took them about two weeks. I was about to set them outside on the patio for more light, but then one of the little rabbits I've seen lately hopped into view. Better not.

I'm about to plant morning glory seedlings for the 3rd time. Between the rabbits and the slugs the other two plantings were just gone. This time I'm determined to keep them. I'll cover them at night for the slugs and put hot pepper on them for the rabbits.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Allergy sufferers?

I don't have allergies, but this is an interesting book.

It's about how so many people are bothered by pollen, because landscapers only plant males to avoid the mess of fruit. I suppose it is unnatural to have only male plants in so many places. I know the Gingko Balboa tree is male and female, and they only want to plant males in the city, because the females make a mess with the fruit. I hope I have males and females in my seeds so I can have baby Gingkos.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

No Goji shoots yet.

Hope everything is going okay with my Goji seeds. Nothing is happening yet.

Here is a description from a Goji producer

The Goji Berry plant is a bush/vine that grows about 8 feet tall with vines that can get 12 feet long. The Goji Berry plant has 1" long thorns and narrow shaped, medium green leaves. In the spring, this bush is covered with small trumpet shaped flowers, some purple and some white. These are followed by green Goji berries that turn a beautiful glossy red when they are ripe. Fresh Goji Berries are very juicy and very sweet. Absolutely Delicious!!