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Starting an Herbal Garden
When planning an herbal garden it is important to decide what herbs you want to grow. Then decide where you're going to plant them. Will it be indoors or outdoors? Is there enough sunlight? Is the soil loose with good drainage or very firm and rocky? And so...
Earth Mysteries >> Herbalism
Everyday Earth
When you think of "Earth" what comes to mind? Perhaps you feel the stable element of solidity and grounding. Or maybe you see Earth as the third planet from the Sun. Or for you, is Earth the rich brown soil in your own backyard? Earth is all these...
The Elements >> Earth
New Beginnings
You will need: One packet of seeds One large pot Potting soil One white candle Light the candle while envisioning all your blocks of mental bondage melting away. Everything that kept you from pursuing your dreams is now vanishing. Each new day will bring you...
Paganism & Wicca >> Spells
Angelica: The Herb of Angels
Angelica, from seed your beauty weaves, Strong stems and healing leaves. I ask your blessings to bestow, As I nurse and watch you grow. From morning's dew through afternoon, To ray of stars and midnight's moon. Michael comes upon this day, To watch you grow...
Herbalism >> Herbs dictionary A
You May Be Using Sunlight in Your Magic (And Not Even Know It!)
A Circle is cast between the worlds. This space is filled by gentle candle light, and filled with the scent of fragrant herbs. Energy is raised, focused with purpose and then released with a sudden "whoosh." While there are many types of energy used...
Paganism & Wicca >> Spells
I am Pagan
I am Pagan. I am a part of the whole of Nature. The Rocks, the Animals, the Plants, the Elements, and Stars are my relatives. Other humans are my sisters and brothers, whatever their races, colors, genders, sexual orientations, ages, nationalities, religions,...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Lavender: Solace and Majestic
Lavender, the Herb of Air, My friend when I am in despair. I ask Earth's blessing to bestow, As I tend and watch you grow. Strong roots and dainty stems, Bring joy to life when pleasure dims. Wee green bud with purple top, All your uses never stop. From...
Herbalism >> Herbs dictionary L

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VIDEO: A '21st century soil test': Haney Test garners more attention
It considers many of the same things as standard soil tests, but also takes into account microbial activity in the soil. Other tests can miss organic nitrogen and phosphate, and cause farmers to apply more chemical fertilizer than necessary, Haney Test ...
Brown City farmer nominated for award
“Our farm has both sand and muck soil so you have to understand the soil chemistry and the nearly 50 different kinds of corn to determine what should be planted and when,” Thomas said. “Nothing about agriculture is simple.” Thomas currently farms corn, ...
Environmental group warns of arsenic-laced water in Texas
Excessive arsenic in groundwater isn't rare in the Southwest and New England, and largely comes from minerals dissolved from weathered rocks and soil, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
We have lift off! ExoMars spacecraft begins its seven month journey to the red
Methane has a chemical lifetime of between 300 and 600 years, so if it is detected, it can't have been produced 4.5 billion years ago, when the planets formed. If methane is being produced biologically, it may be by microscopic organisms living ...
Farmers face timing issues in weed fight
John Williams hoists two crates of freshly washed organic produce at PrairieErth Farm near Atlanta, Illinois. Field tests are expected to begin this summer at the approximately 300-acre vegetable, egg and meat farm that uses automated 'weed blaster' ...

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