Vinegar Tonic Tea for Houseplants

Do your houseplants look pale and undernourished despite regular feedings Maybe your water is to blame. Nutrients are less available in hard (alkaline) water, but you're sure to have a simple solution at hand. Just a little bit of vinegar, diluted in water, can help make vital nutrients more available to the plants by shifting the water's pH into the neutral range. And because it's loaded with up to 50 trace minerals, vinegar may be just the thing to perk up your plants. Raw, unpasteurized...

Directions

Crush jewelweed in the jar and cover with vinegar. 3. Strain out the jewelweed and mix essential oils into the vinegar. 4. Before applying all over, spray a small amount on the inside of your arm and monitor for 15 minutes for any allergic reaction. 5. To use, spray thoroughly on clothing and lightly on any exposed skin except your lace. Reapply every Vi hour or so. (To keep You can grow your own pest repellent and save a bundle on commercial sprays with a small patch of pennyroyal (either...

Lunar Farms Herbal Specialists

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Wiss Thard Tocktail

Yield About 8 cups of Swiss chard tea Note Swiss chard leaves that are longer than 10 inches are best added to the compost pile or used in this tonic tea. You can also use the liquid that's left after cooking Swiss chard in the same way. Variation If all of your chard winds up on the dinner table, you can substitute comfrey in this recipe. Its leaves are high in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, trace minerals, and vitamins A, B-12, and C. 1 cups red or green Swiss chard leaves, 1 cups red or...