Spring Allergy Season

Spring is in full swing here in Michigan! However, for some, this season means a runny nose, congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes and ears, sinus pressure, sleeplessness, and fatigue. These are all symptoms of spring allergies. Hay fever is among the most common allergy, affecting one in five Americans and lingering for months at a time while pollen circulates in the air. Since allergies are so common among Americans, it can be easy to buy in to marketing campaigns from the pharmaceutical companies. … [Read more...]

How to Successfully Start Seeds Indoors

Spring is here! Are you ready to grow some fresh, organic herbs, veggies, and flowers? Here are some tips for successful seed starting.   Materials for Starting Seeds: Containers - Either purchased pots or flats or containers you've saved, like egg cartons and yogurt cups. Used pots should be thoroughly cleaned using a scrubbing brush or pad. Potting Mix - Seeds do best in a soilless mix where there are fewer inherent problems than with garden soil Seeds - Your choice. … [Read more...]