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Food from my Garden

Oh, yes! I took a photograph of lunch from my garden today! Eggs from The Girls and lettuce, spinach, basil and parsley from the Planter. How much more organic can you get!! I can’t wait for the Veggie Patch to start producing. The Roma Tomato and the Sweet Basil are the best!

I have sown Basil seeds and Roma Tomato seeds together 3 weeks ago (I think, I forget) in the seedling tray. I am going to transfer them today into individual seedling trays. There is so much you can do with Basil – so good for you too.

Basil is also known as Ocimum basilicum, and has certain therapeutic properties and the reported benefits of using it internally, in the form of a herbal tea (infusion) are listed below.

  • lowering blood pressure
  • antispasmodic
  • easing tension
  • general detoxifier
  • cleansing the blood
  • lowering blood sugar levels
  • lowering stress levels
  • anti-inflammatory
  • lowering cholesterol
  • can be used as an “adaptogen”

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