Emily Harris

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If you are in a warm enough climate you may not need solar panels. Even just an old window or glass door or piece of acrylic attached to a wood box on  an angle fitted with screens for drying  the produce may be all you need. Here is a DIY  picture. http://gardenclub.homedepot.com/build-a-dehydrator/

Also I've seen hanging  screened dehydrators on Amazon that look like bird cages with 3 trays inside for less than $50.
2 years ago
Here in NW South Carolina zone 7-8 we've had BRUTAL hot sun with temps in the 90s and next to zero rain. My tomatoes are struggling. One is in a container and two are in raised beds.  I'm having trouble keeping up with the watering of everything. (I have berries too and asparagus). I hand water with rainwater.  I know everything needs to be covered with  more compost and leaves and straw to have a fighting chance to  stay hydrated. I was also parsimonious with soil when I set up the raised beds. I'd hoped the roots of plants would grow into the clay soil beneath the six inches I added on top to create the beds.

The Basil plants don't seem to mind the heat, they, the rosemary and the oregano are doing great. I also have green onions and parsley which has managed to keep coming back and the parsley has reseeded itself.

I have kiwis which have never flowered or fruited which have been planted for three years. AT least one is an arctic kiwi so it may not like the heat and the genders may have not been as advertised.

When I moved here I had trees cut down because I thought I needed "full sun" for planting vegetables but my neighbor who has a shady yard has plants that are lush healthy and fruiting a lot better than mine are. They are being watered with town water and probably are not organic.

However for some strange reason, I planted some cabbage after when I should have planted it and did so in between weeds and red clover I'd planted as a live fertilizer that is still growing and it is still alive! So much for cabbage being a cool weather plant.

My Satsuma mandarin in a grow bag seems to be handling it well.

The peach trees that were here when I arrived grow green peaches a little larger than golf balls and then stop growing. They never finish growing or turn yellow and then they disappear. I guess the birds eat them anyway. Does anyone else experience this with peaches?

My neighbor has an established fig tree that is VERY productive. He doesn't do anything to it. I'm so jealous.

Is anyone else in my vicinity? If so, what are you growing and how are you caring for it?

2 years ago

Burra Maluca wrote:Emily - you were sent a PM with the problem outlined. In this case

This needs to be reworded to allow for other people's opinions. The suggestion that only one person has 'the answer' is not acceptable here.

If you had removed the first sentence the post would have been fine, but you left it in despite editing the post three times, so I gave up and removed it. The problem was nothing to do with vocabulary or any of the other things you mention, only what was sent to you in the PM, ie your claim that a particular person is the ONLY one who makes sense. That is not acceptable here. Permies requires that you allow for other people's opinions, and your claim did not.

Sorry. I read what was in red italics at the top of the post and I didn't see anything like that. I was completely baffled and started to read through the 2 pages of posts of rules and picked up on what I thought might be the problem.I know I would have gotten it if the offensive verbiage had been underlined or highlighted with a reason given as to why it is not "meet the standards".

Unfortunately your body won't build new tissue or bone in an environment that is too acidic. To make it more alkaline you need to stop eating the acid forming( ie bones) foods and begin eating the raw live alkaline fruit and vegetables with seeds. Some herbs could help too. You could have a parathyroid issue. To learn a lot more, go to YouTube and start listening to Dr. Robert Morse or get his book that I mentioned in the last post. He learned from the great healers like Professor Armold Ehret and Dr John Christopher and he worked with Dr. Bernard Jensen. Dr. Morse is a Naturopathic Doctor a biochemist and an herbalist with a proven track record of turning people around using Nature's whole herbs and mostly fruit. Very few do what he does and very few have anywhere close to the track record he does.
3 years ago
Paul, I think if you are going to have a "Living" forum where people are asking for suggestions for their health, it would be easier to be able to use the vocabulary that that those who practice Natural Health use every day. This means being able to describe various types of food and their impact on our bodies -- especially if we are substantiating it with outside sources and research. Sometimes that is going to include words like "animal products". If you recall back in the 1980s even the medical establishment was recommending big reduction if not elimination of animal products if they wanted to get rid of heart disease. Nobody is maligning anyone or judging anyone or trying to convert anyone. If people don't like the answer, they don't have to follow the suggestion.

It would be nice to not have to tip-toe around and have to leave vague incomplete answers.

An Edgar Cayce remedy that is great for oral health and healthy gums and teeth is I.P.S.A.B. tooth powder. You can get it at health food stores. The acronym stands for Iodine, Prickly Ash Bark, salt and Baking Soda. You can feel the circulation/tingling in your mouth after you use it the first few time. I avoided periodontal work using it.

Another Ayurvedic technique that has been around for hundreds of years is Oil Pulling (someone earlier mentioned "oil swishing") Learn all about it at oilpulling.com
3 years ago
This may be a little late. Hopefully you've already discovered this permanent remedy which is to learn how to alkalize your body by changing your diet.
A great book on how we can detox to regain our health is called The Detox Miracle Source Book It is all about getting rid of acid wastes in our immune systems by alkalizing our bodies.On YouTube "Questions & Answers 67 Part 3". AT the 3 min 38 second mark,Dr Robert Morse, the author, talks about what causes Osteoporosis and what you can do to reverse it.
3 years ago