G, I Wanna Garden!
The Must Have Bug Bite (and Sunburn?) Homeopathic Remedy of the Last 27 Years and Beyond!
New onion from root!
July 7, 2010
Back when I was 12, I was walking my heavy portable electric typewriter to a friend's house across the street. Just as I opened the back door to our two-family house, a bee came from nowhere and stung me on my neck. Ain't no bee sting strong enough to make me drop my precious typewriter so I went back upstairs and pulled out the old dusty medical book that every self respecting house possessed. It was almost as heavy as the typewriter, but within its pages I found the secret to stop any bee or bug bite itch dead in its tracks -- ONION JUICE! I sliced an onion and rubbed in on my aching neck and the pain and itching disappeared immediately. I restarted my typewriter journey and never forgot that affordable lesson. Since I started gardening, I've used onion slices (red, yellow or white) and the juice from green onion tops and gotten the same results. Also notice the picture of a brand new green onion that sprouted a garden onion I used to make Father's Day morning omelet.
According to a March 2009 Associated Content article, onions have been used to treat a laundry list of illnesses since 3000 B.C. "The stimulating effect of onions is said to aid in the secretion of digestive juices. Onion juice has been used to treat infected wounds, amebic dysentery, and, at one time, juice applied to the ear was said to cure deafness! Onions may also be used directly on the skin for natural relief from burns. Simply place slices of raw onion on the burned skin, or apply a homemade lotion of onion juice mixed with salt. This preparation is also effective for insect bites and stings." Knew that already, now try it out for sunburn
Just used at the school garden today on the cutest little foot you ever did see.
Gardens grow healthy eaters too
When I was about 5, a daycare we attended took us to a garden and let each of us pick the fixins for a salad. Lettuce, radishes and cukes. My brothers and I ran home and immediately busied ourselves with washing and chopping and made our own salads. When we were done destroying the kitchen, we sat down and ate our still dirty salad with pride. We've all been veggie fans ever since. So along with getting your kids in the kitchen, let them grow some food and stand back!
First Posts as Contributing Writer for Freedom Gardens!!!
Talk about urban homestead pioneers! Their Path to Freedom video helped strengthen my resolve to go garden all over the place! Like the Dervaes', we're blessed in the Coastal Plains of SC to grow year round.see why starting your own urban homestead isn't as elusive (or expensive) as you think. Hopefully, I won't offend and can share more of what I learn by doing. On the other hand, if your lawn is offended, I'm okay with that.
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Want to help deliver research-based gardening information to the citizens of SC?
Every state has a County Extension Office that can offer flower and garden support. Locally, we benefit from online and live home and garden support. Clemson Extension has an informative website to help answer many Lawn and Garden questions.
Clemson Extension Master gardeners volunteer and take calls Monday - Friday from 8 am - Noon and then again from 1 pm - 4 pm.
That reminds me, I haven't signed up for a shift in a while. I wonder if this page would count towards hours, hmmm? MG Tip: To increase your gardening success, go to your local Extension Office and test your soil before you start planting.
Another Tri-County Master Gardener Class is starting in the fall. If you're interested in joining the group, find out more about the program.
Amy Dabbs - Clemson Extension Master Gardener Coordinator to the Stars
Berkeley County: 843-719-4140
227 First Street, Monks Corner, SC 29461-3707
Charleston County: 843-722-5940
259 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1699
Dorchester County: 803-832-0135
101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC 29477
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