[Herbalist] A little Red Hen Garden, what that?

Laurie Brandt brandtfamily at sprintmail.com
Mon Mar 17 08:15:47 PDT 2008

To my friends in the Austin local.  I am doing "A Little Red Hen"  
garden.  That is you come over and help with the work of the garden,  
an hour or two a week and you get one share of the harvest.  I am  
hoping to do some classes in drying, pickling and canning of the  
produce the garden produces, with grocery prices predicted to spike  
80% over the next couple of weeks this is a very good deal.  So start  
stocking up on your canning supplies now they very well maybe next to  
impossible to find in the fall.  Some time this Tuesday I will be  
taking possession of a roto-tillerr to start to prepare the ground  
for planting.  My seed stock will be coming in at the end of the  
Month. So bed layout and planting will start the first week of  
April.  All seeds are Heirloom and non genetically modified, so we  
can save seeds for next years crop.

Yours in Service to the Dream
HL Pegasus Devona
PS call me for directions 9269770 or look me up in the Doomsday

Gardens for this year are :                                         

During WW I and WW II, Americans were encouraged to grow Victory  
Gardens to help support the war effort. Perhaps now is the time to  
renew that practice.  Previously, people were asked to grow their own  
produce, so more of the commercially grown produce was available for  
the relief effort overseas.  Those unable to grow their own were  
forced to use rationing coupons.  The new war on terrorism is  
different from previous wars, and no one is predicting the American  
public will need to endure food rationing, as previously done the  
first two world wars.  But, America still needs the support of the  
people, and our economy needs to keep functioning in order to lessen  
the effects of the war on the home front.  By growing your own  
Victory Garden, you can save money.  That money can then be used to  
help support the war effort, either by donating it to charity or  
spending it to help our sagging economy.

     * BEANS (6 varieties): Black Turtle, Bush Blue Lake, Commodore,  
Fordhook Lima, Old Homestead Pole and Pencil Pod Black Wax
     * BEETS ( 2 varieties): Chiogga and Early Wonder
     * BROCCOLI (1 variety): De Cicco
     * BRUSSELS SPROUT (1 variety): Long Island Improved
     * CABBAGE (2 varieties): Early Jersey Wakefield and Red Danish
     * CARROTS (2 varieties): Amsterdam Minicor and Autumn King
     * CAULIFLOWER (1 variety): Early Snowball
     * CELERY (1 variety): Golden Self Blanching
     * COLLARD (1 variety): Georgia
     * CORN ( 1 variety): Golden Bantam
     * CUCUMBER (2 varieties): National Pickling and Tendergreen  
     * EGGPLANT (1 variety): Black Beauty
     * GOURD (1 variety): Ornamental Small Mix
     * KALE (1 variety): Dwarf Blue Curled
     * KOHLRABI (1 variety): Early White Vienna
     * LEEK (1 variety): American Flag
     * LETTUCE (5 varieties): Black Seeded Simpson, Buttercrunch,  
Freckles Romaine, Gourmet Salad Blend, and Mesculin Mix
     * MELONS (2 varieties): Jenny Lind and Sweet Passion
     * MUSTARD GREENS (1 variety): Southern Giant Curled
     * OKRA (1 variety): Clemson Spineless
     * ONION, BUNCHING (1 variety): Evergreen White Bunching
     * PARSNIP (1 variety): Hollow Crown
     * PEPPERS (4 varieties): California Wonder, California Wonder  
Gold, Jalapeno and Long Red Cayenne
     * PEAS (3 varieties): Early Frosty, Mammoth Melting Sugar and  
Sugar Daddy
     * PUMPKINS (1 variety): New England Pie
     * RUTABAGA (1 variety): American Purple Top
     * RADISH (2 varieties): Easter Egg and Crimson Giant
     * SPINACH (2 varieties): Bloomsdale Long Standing and New Zealand
     * SQUASH, SUMMER (4 varieties): Dark Green Zucchini, Golden  
Zucchini, White Patty Pan and Yellow Crookneck
     * SQUASH, WINTER (2 varieties): Butternut and Spaghetti
     * SWISS CHARD (2 varieties): Lucullus and Ruby Red
     * SOUTHERN PEA (1 variety): California Black-Eyed
     * TOMATO (6 varieties): Besser, Big Red, Giant Beefsteak,  
Homestead 24, Pink Brandywine and Roma
     * TURNIPS (1 variety): Purple Top White Globe
     * WATERMELON (1 varieties): Sugar Baby
     * HERBS (10 varieties): Basil, Chives, Coriander, Cumin, Dill,  
Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Summer Savory and Thyme

ANGELICA - Dried leaves are used to make an infusion (tea) to improve  
energy, stimulate circulation and reduce flatulence.  Has  
antibacterial and antifungal qualities.
BASIL, SWEET - Steep leaves in water for a few minutes to make a tea  
to help indigestion.  Make a cold-oil infusion to massage sore muscles.
CALENDULA - Flowers make a healing mouthwash for the gums.  Mix a  
cream using calendula petals and plantain leaves for healing of cuts.
CATNIP - Make a tea to relieve colds and fevers.  Also used to treat  
headaches and upset stomachs.  Has mild sedative qualities.
CHAMOMILE - Use in a tea as a mild sleep aid or to aid digestion.   
Make a cream to treat dry, rough skin.
COMMON YARROW - Infused tea fights colds and fevers.  Make a cream  
with its flower petals to use on cuts and burns.
CORIANDER - Chew leaves or infuse as a tea to relieve upset  
stomachs.  Also used as a mild sedative.
FEVERFEW - Eat three to five leaves daily to reduce migraine  
headaches.  Infuse as a tea to relieve muscle spasms or reduce fever.
HOREHOUND - Make a tonic of chopped horehound leaves and honey to  
treat sore throats.   A cold infusion will help relieve heartburn.
HYSSOP - Make a cream to treat bruises and burns.  Infuse as tea to  
treat colds, flu, bronchitis and sore throats.
PURPLE CONEFLOWER (Echinacea Purpurea) - Drink a hot infusion to  
stimulate the immune system.
ST JOHN'S WORT - Infuse as tea to treat depression or as a mild  
sedative.  Makes a cream to treat bruises and skin inflammation.
SUMMER SAVORY - Hot infusion is gargled to treat a sore throat.  Also  
drink as a tea to treat diarrhea and indigestion.
THYME - Make a tea sweetened with honey to help relieve sore throats  
and coughs.  Infusion used to relieve hangovers.
VALERIAN - Roots used to relieve nervous tension, anxiety, insomnia  
and pain.  Roots used in a cream to treat acne or skin rashes.


BASIL, (sweet)
PARSLEY (Italian)
TARRAGON (Russian)

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