13. Perennials & Wellness

March 28, 2017
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LIVING WITH CANCER

Are you living with cancer? The Nature Boy has been for 5 years.

We lightly discuss the topic in this episode 13. Our next episode14 we will go deep with the cancer topic and how to cope and live a tranquil life while doing battle.

There are many benefits of gardening while battling cancer. We will discuss them all.

We are here to support you or your loved one's battling this dreaded disease.

 

PERENNIALS

We love perennials and so should you. Natures creatures who never stop giving. From vegetables, herbs or ornamentals. Everything perennials on  this episode of the Nature Boy Show.

12. The Spring Show!

March 21, 2017
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SPRING HAS SPRUNG AND SPRANG INTO LIFE

 

Perrenial Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Rhubarb

Spring time vegetables, Greens and Herbs

  • Peas
  • radishes
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Leaf Lettuces
  • Swiss Chard
  • Collard Greens
  • Cilantro
  • Parsely
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Oregano
  • Mints
  • Chives

Edibles from the wild

  • Fiddle Heads. Ostrich Fern, Matteuccia Struthiopteris
  • Ramson. Wild Garlic, Allium Ursinum
  • Stinging Nettle, Urtica Dioica
  • Dandelion, Taraxicum Officinale

 

 

 

 

 

11. Olive Oil, Salt, and Beans

March 14, 2017
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Olive Oil

  • made from cold-pressing olives
  • extra-virgin: first pressing, filtered, very low smoke point
  • virgin:  first or second pressing, less flavour
  • refined:  anything goes
  • pure:  blend of refined and vrigin
  • two important dimensions:  acidity and polyphenol ( a type of tannin)
  • acidity comes from the type of olive and soil in which it is grown
  • polyphenol content is from pulp or skin of the olive
  • polyphenol content is measured in mg/kg (150 - 500 )
  • polyphenol tastes bitter, astrigent, powerful
  • for more information, see Olives en Folie

Salt:

  • where does salt come from?  from the sea or from mines
  • Himalayan salt comes from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan (red because of iron content)
  • sea salt tends to be more soluble in water
  • salt can vary in taste, grain size, and shape:
    • sel fume is smoky and comes in large flakes that keep their crunch in salads
    • Hawaiian salt is very sandy in texture
    • fleur-de-sel has very soft texture, and a big, ocean flavour
    • Cyprus salt is sometimes flavoured with saffron for pairing with seafood
  • I bought my salts at Les Douceurs du Marché in Atwater Market in Montreal.

10. Composting and More Tomatoes

March 7, 2017
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Compost the most ancient of fertilizers

Many benefits to composting. A natural fertlizer and soil conditioner. Feeding the soil that feeds you plants. Your helping your environment by recycling.

Plan your compost today!

www.eartheasy.com/grow_compost.htm

 

Woodashes in the garden

www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-ferilizers/using-wood-ashes.htm

 

Making Biochar

www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/making-biochar-improve-soil-zmaz09fmzraw

 

What Heirloom tomatoes the nature boyz will be growing this 2017 growing season.

Heirloom tomato suggestions.

Serious seed starting begins in our Zone 5 region

Thanks to all our Bean Pod nation listeners.