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thanks amillion j :)
Hi tired t,
here is a site you might have some luck
would anybody have or know where i could get some young tobacco plants to buy please i have absolutely no success with seeds :(
I have been reluctant to mention about a slug repellent i started using 3 weeks ago, it is a homeopathic remedy [helix tosta], i have read lots of information on how the preparations are supposed to work, BUT now i can vouch that they do, i sprayed one drill with the remedy [Uncles John`s Kale] and the one same crop beside it i did not spray, the drill i sprayed is thriving, and the one spray lasts for 3 months. here is where i get it if it is any help to anyone.
here is a good book by one of the masters of permaculture
Cob builders handbook (torrent) http://www.seedpeer.me/details/3288927/Cob-Builders-Handbook.html
Link from tonight's EarthShip show http://sonairte.ie/
MARSH MALLOW (Althaea officinalis) grows about 1.2 metres tall and 60cm wide.A very tolerant and easily grown plant, and despite its common name it also does well on drier soils in the garden.
This plant has a wide range of uses. Its mild-flavoured leaves can be used from late spring intil late summer. They make pleasant eating when raw, though they do have a rather hairy texture. The leaves can also be cooked but can become a little slimy. The flowers can be eaten raw or cooked and have a nice mild flavour with some sweetness.
The root is eaten either raw or cooked, though has a bland flavour and contains o lot of fibres. It used to be dried, ground into a powder and then sifted to remove the fibers. The powder was then moistened and roasted, when it would swell up considerably to make the sweet, "marshmellow", but like many of our traditional sweets, this product is now synthesized in the chemist's lab. The water left over from cooking any part of the plant can be used as an egg-white substitute in making meringues etc., though the water from the root is most effective. You simply add a little sugar to the water and whisk vigorously. A tea is made from the flowers and another is made from the root.
Amongst the plant's non-edible uses, the dried root can be used as a toothbrush, it can also be chewed by toothing children. A fiber from the stem and roots is used in paper-making. A glue can be made from the root and an oil from the seed can be used in making paints and varnishes.Historically, marshmallow plants have been used to relieve coughs and sore throats, as well as for chapped skin and minor wounds.
Both the root and the leaf of the marshmallow plant contain a substance known as mucilage polysaccharides, a mucusy substance that does not dissolve in water. It is this substance that causes marshmallow to swell up and become slippery when wet. This attribute of the marshmallow plant gives it the ability to soothe irritation of the mouth, throat and stomach, as well as to relieve coughing.
Marshmallow is also believed to have a limited ability to fight infection and boost the immune system.
The roots are perennial, thick, long and tapering, very tough and pliant, whitishyellow outside, white and fibrous within.
The whole plant, particularly the root, abounds with a mild mucilage, which is emollient to a much greater degree than the common Mallow. The generic name, Althaea, is derived from the Greek, altho (to cure), from its healing properties. The name of the order, Malvaceae, is derived from the Greek, malake (soft), from the special qualities of the Mallows in softening and healing.
Every week as a part of the show theres gona be a few spectacular plants we can grow that have multiple uses :)
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