Diet change for treating coeliac and gastritis

FIGHT: Gastritis and Coeliac’s Disease

Not to name names, but some of our stomachs don’t like what we feed them. We’re here to talk about our options, and what science has to say about it. Recently there have been calls for research into the affects of a changed diet (gluten free) on symptoms of Lymphocytic gastritis, and considering the theme of this blog, these diseases should be discussed in depth. … Continue reading FIGHT: Gastritis and Coeliac’s Disease

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The Trick To Nasturtiums In Zone 9A

In late September, when it looked like the prefect time to grow cucumber plants again, I did the thing. And it looked like the weather would permit nasturtiums to grow inbetween those cucumbers. Let me tell you about these nasturtiums real quick. They sprouted in September/November, grew to a certain size, and just decided to grow reaaaaaally slowly until this spring. So, if you’ve been … Continue reading The Trick To Nasturtiums In Zone 9A

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How To Grow Dill

Dill is a beautiful plant with SO many uses. If you’re into pickles, you’ll want those big heads (what I’m after), maybe the fully formed seeds themselves, and a few stems. Chopped leaves go beautifully with salads, dressings, and best of all, on baked potatoes! Here’s how you can start enjoying this amazing herb. About 2-3 weeks before the last spring frost is the best … Continue reading How To Grow Dill

The Ant/Aphid Connection | Pickles Of Wisdom

Don’t Blame The Aphid, Blame The Ants

How many different bugs have you counted in your garden? Even though we carefully plan and take care of it, and we feel as though we are the ones responsible for all the beautiful growth, a very diverse and intricate ecosystem is interacting with your soil and plants. Let’s take a magnifying glass to one little part of that system. Last summer I noticed aphids … Continue reading Don’t Blame The Aphid, Blame The Ants