Thursday, November 25, 2010

Anti aging wrinkle creams

Time waits for no one and sooner or later old age will catch up to every one of us. But you can give old age a run for its money and one way of doing this is finding anti aging wrinkle creams to smooth out those wrinkles and going to the gym to tone up those muscles. Eat healthy, sleep well, exercise more and have a great attitude to life!

Growing pumpkins

Pumpkin vines need fertile, compost-rich, well-drained soil in full sun and are most easily grown as ground-cover plants. Bushy varieties, like Golden Nugget, can be container-grown, but most are too vigorous for pots. Vines can be trained over frames provided they can support the weight of the heavy fruit.

In frost-free tropical and subtropical gardens, pumpkins can be grown all year round. In temperate Australia plant or sow outside after the last frost. In cold climates sow pumpkins indoors or in a glasshouse so they can be planted immediately after the last frost to gain the full benefit of short summers.

Does MD Clear work?

Being a guy with some success battling acne problems during my younger years I get asked by friends on advises with their acne problems. A lot of my friends are bombarded with remedies and cures available on the market claiming to cure acne in no time, which they’re just confused as to which product they should go for. A very popular question I get asked is does md clear work? There is no simple answer to that; it could work for some but not for others. You just have to give it a go.

Growing nasturtiums

Nasturtiums plants grow very full, with spots of brightly colored blossoms poking out of masses of foliage. Leaves are rounded, like a water lily. The flowers are an open funnel shape with a curious little claw or spur on the underside. They are most often seen in rich shades of yellow, orange, , pink, red and mahogany but there are also varieties in subdued shades of butter yellow and cream. The ‘Alaska’ Series and the climbing ‘Jewel of Africa’ have variegated leaves.

Nasturtiums are usually started from seed, so you won’t often find them available as plants, at nurseries. However, the seed germinate quickly and the plants will be up and blooming in little time. Seeds can be sow directly in the garden, when the soil has warmed, or started indoors about 2-4 weeks earlier. Nasturtiums don’t especially like being transplanted, so starting indoor seedlings in peat pots will reduce transplant shock. Once planted, they tend to take care of themselves.

The best way to lose weight

I get asked this question all the time; what is the best way to lose weight. Sorry guys but I’m no expert but maybe it’s because of how much weight I lost last summer and now everyone thinks I’m some weight loss expert which is further from the truth. All I did was eating healthy and exercise more and I do it diligently and the weight is fell off me! That’s how easy it was.

Growing potatoes

To grow potatoes, you will need to deeply dig the garden bed to ensure the soil is loose. Chicken manure or blood and bone should be dug through the bed as potatoes need a lot of phosphorus but not too much nitrogen. Too much nitrogen will cause the potatoes to create too much leafy growth rather than potatoes. Ensure that the potatoes are planted into the soil to about 10cm depth for adequate soil coverage. Seed potatoes should be planted about 50cm apart.

As the potatoes grow, it is important to keep them well covered, either by mounding the soil or heavily mulching. If sunlight reaches the potatoes as they are growing, they will turn green and become inedible. Keep the potatoes watered moderately as potatoes will rot in soil that is too wet.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The cottage

Well I would say our little country retreat is almost done. The painters are finishing off the final touches and the landscapers are filling up the backyard with lots of plants and flowers.

What it needs now is an address plague to finish off our beautiful little cottage in the country. All the years of hard work is finally paying off, we are going to enjoy our little retreat for years to come.

While we were looking for our address sign we were pleasantly surprised that there are so many to choose from. We were spoiled for choice what with the hundreds of address plaques and numbers available. But we finally found the right one for our little cottage and now it is complete.

Growing calendula

Calendula is in the same family as daisies and chrysanthemums and the resemblance can be seen in their daisy-like flowers. The plants will bloom throughout the season. The leaves are slightly fussy and not the most attractive part of the plants. Although the petals have a lightly bitter flavor, they have no fragrance. They’re used in all kinds of recipes, from butter to wine, but they are mostly favored for their intense color.

Calendula can be direct seeded in the spring or even summer or they can be started indoors as transplants. They’re very easy maintenance and once established in your garden, they will self-seed, but they don’t generally become a nusiance.

Rich soil and a full sun location will keep your calendula blooming, although they will adapt to most any soil conditions. Calendula will slow down in extreme heat and warmer climates will have more success growing them as fall or early spring flowers. In more temperate areas, watering regularly will help keep them going in the peak of summer and your calendula will bloom until frost.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Video game consoles have come a long way since the days of Atari. It used to be that video games were making our kids unhealthy; however the new wii console is the first of its kind of game consoles that not only is fun but gets you exercising before you even know it! I never knew I would be saying good things about a game console but the wii is the best game console on the market and I’d have no problem letting my kids play on it all day long.

Growing choko

The choko (Sechium edule) is a vigorous, perennial vine which is easy to grow in mild, frost-free climates. It can be propagated from a single sprouting fruit in late winter and spring. Plants will bear fruit in autumn and winter, when other fresh vegies are scarce. If you don't have room for a vine, chokoes can be bought cheaply at the fruit market. Chokoes contain fibre, vitamin C, they're low in fat and they can even taste good!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Colon cleansers

After the celebrations of drinking and feasting I think I need to do some major detoxing. I’ve never done it before but I’ve had friends who’s done it and recommended it. So now I’m looking for colon cleansers on the net, there are so many available out there and it’s hard to pick the right one for me. I wish I had a fairy godmother who can show me the way.

Growing leeks

The leek is a great vegetable for cooler climates, it's easy to grow, useful and very versatile. The white elongated bulb at the base of the leaves, makes a very tasty, fresh vegetable, either on its own or in stews or casseroles. The green leafy tops of leek is excellent for flavouring soups and stews. They are also very nutritious and very rich in vitamin A. The leek is a member of the onion family, but is far easier to grow than the onion. The are able to grow in varied soil conditions, so long as it is not waterlogged.

Dermapril review

Some one told me about this new skin care treatment called dermaril which until today I’ve never heard of. I’m a rather sceptical person therefore I need to do a fair bit of research into this before I would even contemplate trying it out. Reading a dermapril review on a reputable site last night has convinced me to give it a go. It might just be the treatment I’ve been looking for all these years.

Growing vietnamese mint

Vietnamese mint can be planted straight into the garden. Just take a cutting from the parent plant that's got lots of little roots on it. Dig it into a nice, moist soil. It loves soil that's got lots of manure in it and it likes to be cut back all the time, to keep it growing vigorously. Both of these plants will be ready for harvesting in about a month. Fertilise tropical herbs twice a month during the wet season and once a month during the dry.