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The Magic of Bananas For Cooking and Healing

The Magic of Bananas For Cooking and Healing

Table of Contents
For Cooking and Healing
Introduction
Knowing More about the Banana
Growing Bananas
Best Temperature for Bananas
Preparing the Ground for Bananas
Banana Growing Tips
Planting Bananas
Why Not Seeds?
Fertilizer
Banana Diseases
Ripening on the Tree
Harvesting Bananas
Storing of Bananas
One Banana or Two
Yogurt and Bananas
Dry Cough
Want to Gain Weight?
Ulcers in your mouth?
Nosebleed
The Difference between Bananas and Plantains
Talking about Banana Republics
Bananas as a Healthy Complete Food
Banana Leaves
Using Banana Leaves for Cooking
Grilling Tip
Using Banana Leaves for Wrapping Food and Steaming
Banana Fiber
Banana and Coconut Rings with Palm Sugar
Coconut Milk and Coconut Cream
Plantain and Lamb Curry
Banana Bread
Conclusion

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Introduction
If you were a part of the flapper scene in the roaring 20s and 30s you would be Charleston-ing to “Yes, yes, we have no bananas.” “Going bananas” was popular slang for someone who thought he or she was losing his marbles over someone or something. A Bright Young Thing of that Era would tell her “Sheik” that she considered him to be the bee’s knees , and the cat’s pajamas and she was going bananas over him, but … if he was found escorting any other “Sheba” around to trip the light fantastic, she would have his blood for breakfast.
So what is there in this not so humble plant, which makes it such an integral part of popular culture, as well as slang? Well, firstly, bananas are delicious treats to have throughout the day. Also, they are rich in potassium and other minerals, which keep you fit and fine and glowing and chirpy. Also, the name is rather amusing, so no wonder the whole world has gone bananas over bananas. Since millenniums, the economies of countries have depended upon this delicious fruit.
You can eat these bananas and raw or you can need them ripe. You can roast them, fry them, boil them, mash them, and then your imagination is the limit to which particular use, you want to put these bananas.
Baby food definitely consists of mashed bananas
Bananas are normally eaten raw, but when you decide to cook them, you are going to choose bananas called plantains with more starch content. They may be raw bananas.
The color of our banana ranges from green to yellow. You may also have brown, red, and purple bananas depending on the species and the state of ripeness.
The bananas were called Musa sapientum by scientists before, but that name has now gone out of use. The banana species which we eat now belong to Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata. Hybrids are also very popular, especially when Musa balbisiana is crossed with M.acuminata.
Most of the banana plants, which you find now are completely seedless. That is why if you are looking for seeds, to grow your bananas in your garden, sorry, you will need to plant a banana seedling, propagated by horticulturalist and gardeners.
Bananas are native to tropical Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Malaya and other tropical regions, as well as Australia. They grew wild in the tropical forests here until people started growing them in New Guinea anywhere between 5000 to 8000 years ago. From there, they spread all over the world. Read more..

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20 Most Beneficial Herb Plants for Your Garden

20 Most Beneficial Herb Plants for Your Garden
Popular Herbs for Health and Cuisine

Table of Contents
Introduction
Knowing More about John Innes Compost
How to Make Leaf Compost
A Little Rant about Outdated Agricultural Practices
Growing Herbs in Pots.
Marjoram- Origamum omites- leaves
Mint – Mentha spicata
Basil -Oscimum basilicum– leaves.
Basil Vinegar
Thyme – Thymus vulgaris-Leaves
Thyme Vinegar
Chives –Allium choenoprasum –leaves
Tarragon – Artemisia dracunculus – leaves.
Fennel -Foeniculum vulgare–F.officinale – Leaves, Stem And Seed
Shrub Permanents for Your Garden
Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia
Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis
Sage – Salvia officinalis
Roses
Rue –Ruta graveolens
Artemisias –Artemisia pontica – the Roman wormwood.
Hair Growth Recipe
Bay – The Roman Laurel –Laurus nobilis
Winter Savory – Satureja Montana
Medieval Sciatica Remedy
Other Herb Garden Favorites
Sorrel – Rumex acetosa
Traditional Sorrel Sauce
Tansy – Tanacetum vulgare
Poppy – Papaver Orientale
Clove Carnation – Dianthus caryophyllus
Borage – Borago officinalis – leaves, flowers and stems
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
Someone once asked me what was the logic behind the choices of plants which I grew in my herb garden? Why did one plant grow profusely while the other was completely absent from the beds or borders?
Well, the answer is – the choice of plants in my herbal garden depend on these things – how useful and beneficial they are as natural and curative herbs. How often can I use them while preparing natural, healthy meals in the kitchen? How often can I harvest them? And last but not the least, how much trouble will I have to take, while growing them?
This last should show you that I am more of an herbalist and cook than I am a gardener! In fact, sometimes the mere thought of going out in the garden, and getting soil under my nails makes me want to make childish faces and whine like an un-oiled machine.
Also, rain in the face and midges are all very tolerable, when you are young, but as you grow older, you prefer sitting down in an easy chair, and in a warm room, instead of kneeling outdoors and weeding. Read more…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Planting a Garden – Gardening Tips, Techniques and Systems for planting the right herbs, Shrubs and Trees in Your Sustainable Garden

A Beginner’s Guide to Planting a Garden
Gardening Tips, Techniques and Systems for planting the right herbs, Shrubs and Trees in Your Sustainable Garden

Table of Contents
Introduction
First Season, When to Plant?
Planning Your Border
Herbaceous Borders
Bedding Plants
Choosing Your Plants
Color Combinations
Mistakes Beginners Make
What Is with All Those Names
Planting Techniques
Herbaceous Border Plants
Restocking your Herbaceous Garden
Propagation Methods
How to Do Root Division
Should you Try Raising Seedlings from Seeds?
Propagation through Cuttings
Layering
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
Now that you have decided to make your own garden, the first instinct is, “but I have never made a garden before. How do I set about planting it?”
Do not worry; this has been the problem of gardeners down the millenniums. Once they know that they are going to take up with the effort of gardening, their enthusiasm soon leads them to dream of flowering hedges, shrubs, herbs and trees blooming in their garden throughout the year.
The first season of your new garden is going to be the most important one, making the difference between whether you have it in you to maintain a garden, or whether you are going to think, “no, gardening is definitely not my forte, it takes too much of effort and time which I can ill afford.”
If you have that mental outlook, you may as well stop reading this book now. If you are still reading it, then you are going to get important tips, techniques, and points which you need to keep in mind when planting your brand-new garden in its first season. Read more…