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Troubleshooting tool for the garden!


Have you ever wondered why certain areas of your yard, landscape, or gardens do better than other areas? I do that myself. There is a wonderful little plant that is a great “tool” to test soil conditions. The simple “Peanut Plant”…
It is VERY sensitive to a biological imbalance and will often develop “leaf droop” when it detects chemicals or any other un-natural soil condition.
Simple to use, just pick up a little 4" potted one and plant it in any “problem area” that you might have, give it 2 weeks, and the leaf structure of the peanut plant will tell you everything about the soil in that area. I have learned that the “wild side” of my backyard is still suffering with soil contamination from the “chemical assault” on the “poison ivy” last year, before I went organic.. Pity, that area has great potential if the soil was better. We live and learn. :-)

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how bizare!! clever peanut plant

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25 Aug, 2009


We get little peanuts plants growing up all over because of our little grey squirrel friends that we have trying to escape with our bird food. They can chew through a plastic bird feeder in a week if its the right colour. Anyway, the peanut plants get pulled up with any weeds as soon as I spot them.

25 Aug, 2009


I never knew about this before! Live & learn! Great blog!

25 Aug, 2009


Yes, the little "peanut plant" told me that I had used WAY too much chemical "poison ivy" killer last growing season.
That stuff will "leach down" into areas that are growing great at a rate of 5 feet per week and totally ransack a potential gardening area!

28 Aug, 2009

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