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Farmers' Almanac Gardening Calendar. April 2014 13th-15th Favorable planting days: First two days are good for planting corn, melons, squash, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops.
Last day good for planting root crops. Green Witch. How to Calculate Lunar Planting Dates. First, find the best moon phase for your crops.
If they are annual plants that produce above ground you will want to plant in the first or second quarter, preferably close to the time of the new or full moon. Root crops are best planted just after the full moon. Secondly, find the astrological sign of the zodiac that best represents your crop. Roots are favored by earth signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn; leafy crops are best planted in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces; flowers are best in Libra, but also Gemini or Aquarius; and seed crops such as fruits and nuts may be planted in Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.
Some consider the fire signs to be barren and dry, and not the best for planting, so you can experiment and see what works for you. Of course, you must be in the right season to get good results. Once you know your frost date, you will want to know how many weeks it takes to grow to transplant size (see chart). Next Page... Moon Phases Garden Calendar 2010 Lunar Planting Guide Moon Phase. Natural Face Mask Recipes, Body Scrub Recipes, and More. Plant oils are used generously in most beauty products. When you understand their uses and know where to find them, these oils can be used in homemade skin care recipes to suit your individual needs. They can usually be found in your local grocery store or health store. Avocado- The oil from avocados is very rich and one of the most moisturizing. This oil is a great choice for those with older or extremely dry skin.
Almond - Almond oil is high in proteins and is also good for those with dry skin. Apricot kernel - This oil is a rich and soothing emollient that can be used for homemade lip balm. Cocoa butter- This is water repellent and a very protective oil. Coconut- Coconut oil is great for moisturizing the skin. Grape-seed- Grape-seed oil is one of the least greasy feeling oils. Olive - Olive oil dries slowly and has a long shelf life. Homemade Beauty Recipes. Homemade Beauty Recipes. These recipes are the intellectual property of the creators and may not be duplicated without their permission.
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For a facial: Mix teaspoon of Epsom Salt into a deep cleansing cream so you can reap the benefits of this mineral deep inside your skin. To accompany a pedicure: Before you go to the trouble of painting your nails, soften your feet by soaking them in a bathtub or plastic basin with warm water and Epsom Salt for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Links Pages.