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How are the oils extracted?

There are several methods of extraction Distillation, Enfleurage, Maceration, and expression.

Distillation is the extraction of the essence by steaming, it is the most popular method in use today. 347 more words

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Allotment Adventures: The Herb Bed

This year was not a great year for rhubarb or gooseberries. The garlic and onions weren’t brilliant and the blackcurrant and broad beans got blackfly. So it would be easy to be disheartened. 246 more words

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Where do essential oils come from?

Pure essential oils are oils are obtained from the bark, roots, stalks, leaves, flowers, and resins of trees and plants. Initially, humans would have only chewed the medicinal plant life to gain wellness. 93 more words

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Healing Herbs ~ Lemon Verbena

This is one of my favorite herbs in the garden. Although it is trickier to grow in colder climates, this herb is well worth a try if only for its spellbinding lemon-scent. 908 more words

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In Search of My Mother's Garden

How to tell a weed from a not weed: If the deer won’t eat it, it’s a weed (some exceptions); if the deer have eaten it, it’s a not weed (no exceptions). 126 more words

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Lemon verbena and I: relationship status it's complicated

My relationship with lemon verbena 檸檬馬鞭草 is complicated. Lots of mixed signals, and I’m not sure we have decided whether we enjoy each other’s company. But there is no denying that it does smell good, and is (secretly) among one of my favorite scents in my balcony farm. 751 more words

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露養的威力 ︱ The power of outdoor plantation

日前因為房間外有屋簷的陽台盆栽大爆滿,移了幾盆香草到屋頂放生。植物要重的好果然陽光、水、空氣是必要條件。陽台已經是半室外空間了,但終究比不上全日照通風更佳的屋頂。

幾天沒去理會屋頂上的東西,幾日下來,再去關心時已經有了很驚人的變化(檸檬馬鞭跟龍艾前後約差兩星期,薄荷稍久一些,約有一個月的時間)。幾棵香草放養前vs.放養後大略是呈現這樣的大小差異(比例尺為小米手環2,長約38mm):

檸檬馬鞭草註1

      

龍艾註2
      

綠薄荷註3

   

環境變化對植物生長影響之大可見一斑。

其實最近入坑比較深的是多肉植物,正在考慮是不是也要把市場肉也加入露養行列,或許過了這個夏天可以一試!!

註1: 檸檬馬鞭草; Lippia citriodora or Aloysia citriodora;  Lemon verbena

註2: 龍艾; Artemisia dracunculus;  Tarragon

註3: 綠薄荷;  Mentha  8 more words

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