Seedlings getting an early start



         I like lamb’s ear plant, but mine died several years ago. One day, walking along the Confederation trail, I saw a plant on the edge of a bank that I thought must be lamb’s ear. It had soft, fluffy leaves and was about the right size. I took a leaf home to try to…

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  • Lemon Balm

    Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), a member of the mint family, is known for its calming effects and lemony flavour. It has been used since the Middle Ages to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Studies have shown that lemon balm can soothe symptoms of stress, improve mood, and aid in relaxation. Its mild lemon aroma makes…

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  • Mint

    Mint is a perennial herb. It has very fragrant toothed leaves with little white, pink, or purple flowers. When you roll the stem between your fingers, you will notice that it is square.  Mint is very easy to grow; it thrives in sun and shade. The hardest part of growing mint is keeping it from…

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  • Violets

    The Health Benefits of Violets and How to Make a Violet Oxymel Violets are not only beautiful flowers but also have numerous nutritional benefits. They are high in vitamin C and A, making them a nutritive tonic that can help boost the immune system [1]. Additionally, violets are high in antioxidant anthocyanins and rutin, which…

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  • Lavender

    The Benefits of Lavender Beyond its Pleasant Aroma Lavender is not just a pretty purple flower with a pleasant aroma. It has several health benefits, including its ability to improve sleep quality. Lavender has been used as a natural remedy for insomnia for centuries, and recent studies have supported its effectiveness in improving sleep. In…

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  • Dandelions


    What! A write-up on pesky weeds! Well, not quite. Dandelions have lots of beneficial properties and were brought to the Maritime provinces specifically for their medicinal properties. They contain vitamin A,B,C, and D; iron, potassium, and zinc. Just in case you are don’t know what a dandelion looks like, it is a hardy perennial up…

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  • The Benefits of Handmade Soap

    The Benefits of Handmade Soap

    At Magnolia grove farms we offer handmade natural soaps. What are the benefits of handmade natural soaps? First, there are no harsh chemicals in our soaps. No synthetic ingredients, no sulfates, parabens, etc. Because of this, they are not harsh on sensitive skin types. What you put on your skin is very important. Your skin is…

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  • Welcome to our website!

    Welcome to our website!

    We’re excited here at Magnolia Grove Farms to have launched our website. We are so glad you’ve come to check us out! What we are most excited about is growing herbs and vegetables on our farm and delivering them to your homes to enjoy. We plan to deliver recipe ideas for your cooking pleasure, along with…

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