THE GOOD EARTH
|Luffa or loofah grows on a vine|
- Did you know that there are lots of plants that may be used to produce plant fibre and many fibre plants are grown as field crops to make paper, cloth, and rope?
- But how easy is it to grow plant fibres?
- In this segment, you will find out that it's not only easy to grow these plants, but the fibre they produces is a sustainable source of products that you can use around the home.
These fibre plants are useful and easy to grow.
Use the luffa for washing your dishes too.
Don’t be like me, make sure you label the spot where you put those seeds in the veggie bed.
Easy to grow and easy to harvest the cotton.
You just need to remove the large black seeds before you using it.
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- Ever though of where soy sauce comes from?Yep, soy beans.
- Here’s a fun fact; Henry Ford is known for producing automobiles but did you know that he once made a car with plastic bodywork made from soybeans?
- The bushy, green soybean plant is a legume related to peas, groundnuts (peanuts) and alfalfa.
- Today, though, we’re growing green soybeans or Edamame soybeans.
- Edamame soybeans are different varieties than the types grown as a dry field crop for making tofu, soybean oil or other soy products.
- Edamame varieties are harvested while they are still green, before the pods dry, much like shelling peas.
Edamame Is Poisonous When Raw.
So what sort of plant alternatives are there for low foot traffic areas in part shade or hot spots in your garden?
Let’s find out. I'm talking with Glenice Buck from
|For hotspots: Sedum acre as a lawn alternative.|
- The three top picks for lawn alternatives in low traffic areas with some shade are Corsican mint, (Mentha requieni) Chamomile nobilis or lawn chamomile.
- For hot spots choose creeping thyme, (Thymus serpyllum) or Stonecrop, (Sedum acre.)
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