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Meet Paula M. Youmell, Holistic Health Educator and her new book

I am excited!

I just connected with a wonderful, talented gal from my old part of the world.

Paula M. Youmell is an RN, author, and Wise Woman-Holistic Health Educator and Healer in Northern NY state. 

She uses her areas of expertise in holistic health to hand craft personal plans of health and healing for each of her clients. She teaches group classes and work place wellness workshops in holistic health, whole food cooking and healing. 

Paula is happy to work with distance clients via the phone. 

Find her at www.HandsOnHealthHH.com, www.WholeFoodHealer.com, and www.wisewomenredtent.com.


All Paula’s book royalties go to local non-profit organizations in the area where she lives. 


One of Paula's books is Hands on Health and you can be tempted to read the 1st 15 pages by clicking here now.

Remember Home Farm Herbery offers chemical free all natural heirloom seeds, culinary and medicinal herbs, Hand blended all natural teas, herbs and herb blends, seasonings and more. Click here now
 
 

The Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Yams is a Lot©

The Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Yams is a Lot©

By Arlene Wright-Correll

The other day my mind wandered, like it often does, and I started to think about sweet potatoes and yams.  Was there a difference?  If so, what was the difference?

My research leads me to discover that the true yam is the tuber of a tropical vine (Dioscorea batatas) and is not even distantly related to the sweet potato. I learned that slowly becoming more common in US markets, the yam is a popular vegetable in Latin American and Caribbean markets, with over 150 varieties available worldwide and that surprised me.



I went on to discover that generally sweeter than the sweet potato, this tuber, the Yam, can grow over seven feet in length and that the word yam comes from African words njam, nyami, or djambi, meaning "to eat," and was first recorded in America in 1676.

The yam tuber has a brown or black skin which resembles the bark of a tree and off-white, purple or red flesh, depending on the variety. They are at home growing in tropical climates, primarily in South America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Yams contain more natural sugar than sweet potatoes and have higher moisture content. Often Yams are also marketed by their Spanish names, boniato and Ã±ame.

For the most part, it does not grow well in the United States, even with care - most of the US is too cold. Yams are a subtropical/tropical vine, growing best in zone 9 or higher. Some can grow in zone 8 with care. In parts of zone 7, it can be grown as an annual, ornamental vine, but it won't produce many tubers, if any.  Since Yams are vines, and need trellises for support of their vine canopies. They need more space than what is available in a tire stack or a 30 gallon bag, so planting them in the ground is best - 3 feet apart and 3 - 4 inches deep. Setts, seeds, or cuttings can be planted - yams, under the right conditions, are very fertile. They require sandy clay loam augmented with loose compost. It takes 10 months for the tubers to form. The ground must stay warm the entire time - 77*F or warmer and night time temps need to remain above 77*F for 9 or 10 months, so that lets Kentucky out at least I think so.

Sweet potatoes, which are yellow or orange tubers, are elongated with ends that taper to a point and are of two dominant types. The paler-skinned sweet potato has a thin, light yellow skin with pale yellow flesh which is not sweet and has a dry, crumbly texture similar to a white baking potato. The darker-skinned variety (which is most often called "yam" in error) has a thicker, dark orange to reddish skin with a vivid orange, sweet flesh and a moist texture.  Now I know the difference, but will I remember not to confuse the names?

The world is full of mysteries!



 
 

Tea of the Week is our newest Three Berry Tea Blend.Order your sampler now and get free shipping

Tea of the Week is our newest Three Berry Tea Blend.  This Caffeine Free infusion swirls with the aromatic harmony of a summer garden, complete with the floral undertones of hibiscus. Order your sampler today and get free shipping and a free gift.


Our Dehydrated mushrooms and mushroom powders belong in your pantry. Order now

Home Farm Herbery Mushrooms, either dehydrated or powdered are great keepers, always handy in your pantry, easy to reconstitute, inexpensive and taste great. Place your order now!












 
 

This popular broccoli variety produces a short, 24 inch plant with medium-large heads.

Broccoli, Waltham 29 Heirloom Seeds (Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)

At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners and we only have 6 pkgs available so buy now.

This popular broccoli variety produces a short, 24 inch plant with medium-large heads. This type withstands cold well and is grown best as a fall cropper.
85 days to Maturity

When you sow this package of seeds you are taking part in the preservation of healing plants worldwide. 

Sampler pack contains approx. 50 seeds   $4.99

We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




The Atlantic Broccoli is a fast growing, open pollinated variety that produces well rounded and extremely flavorful broccoli heads. Order now


Broccoli, Atlantic Seeds (Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)

At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners and we only have 6 pkgs available so buy now.

The Atlantic Broccoli is a fast growing, open pollinated variety that produces well rounded and extremely flavorful broccoli heads. The head averages 5 to 6 inches in diameter. This is a very popular cool weather crop!

75 days to Maturity

Sampler pack contains approx. 100 seeds   $4.50

We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




Corn Golden Beauty Heirloom Corn Seed for sale in limited supply Order today

Corn Golden Beauty  

Heirloom, non-hybrid, non-GMO

At Home Farm Herbery we have found an exceptional early corn that tends to produce a large yield. Golden Beauty is a trusted heirloom corn variety first introduced in the 1950’s and still going strong!

Golden Beauty Corn is a rugged and versatile variety that will grow in just about any soil and in just about any climate and will produce 7 inch yellow ears in about 70 days. It is hardy in all zones preferring sun and will tolerate some shade so plant some today.

Also called Zea mays "Golden Beauty" and "Golden Yellow Beauty"

When you sow this package of seeds you are taking part in the preservation of healing plants worldwide. 

1 oz. Sampler Pack $9.99

We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




Corn, Golden Bantam OG Heirloom Corn Seeds shipped free when you order now.

Corn, Golden Bantam OG Heirloom Corn Seeds

At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners.

(Zea mays) The original strain of Golden Bantam was introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1902. This improved strain was selected for longer ears and greater tenderness. It produces an early main crop for home gardeners and market growers and it has proven to have an excellent sweet flavor, ideal for freezing and fresh eating. 70-85 days.

Sampler Packet 100 seeds $6.95

We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




Carrot, Paris Market Heirloom Organic seeds Today's special free shipping order now.

Carrot, Paris Market Heirloom Organic seeds

At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners and this year we have only 20 packages to sell.

Carrot, Paris Market AKA (Daucus carota) is a Nineteenth-century French heirloom. We really love these early round red-orange carrots, 1-2 inches in diameter, uniform and very sweet. This carrot does well in shallow or rocky soil and it can also be grown in containers! It is highly sought after by gourmet restaurants and a great seller at markets. 50-68 days.

Sow seeds outdoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Tamp soil firmly; keep bed moist until emergence. Germination is slow and uneven, so be patient. Using spun polyester row covers may improve germination rates.

200 seed package $7.95

We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




Carrot Scarlet Nantes Heirloom Organic seeds Order now

Carrot Scarlet Nantes Heirloom Organic seeds

At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners and this year we have only 25 packages to sell.

Carrot Scarlet Nantes AKA (Daucus carota) (aka Early Coreless) Dates to the 1850s; original seed developed by Vilmorin in France. Cylindrical roots are 7 inch long with blunt tips. Fine-grained bright red-orange flesh is nearly coreless. It has great flavor, sweet and brittle. Good when used as baby carrots and it is excellent for freezing and juicing. This carrot is widely adapted and stores well.  Matures in 65-75 days.

Sow seeds outdoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Tamp soil firmly; keep bed moist until emergence. Germination is slow and uneven, so be patient. Using spun polyester row covers may improve germination rates.

100 seed Sampler $4.95

We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




Carrot, Little Fingers Heirloom Seeds (Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Order now

Carrot, Little Fingers Heirloom Seeds (Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)

 At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom or (Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners and this year we have only 9 packages to sell, so buy yours today.

The Little Finger variety is very early carrot that grows 4 inch cylindrical roots. Tender, sweet midget variety can be densely planted.

55 days to Maturity

Approximately 200 seed sampler for $5.99

We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




Carrot, Danvers (Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Heirloom seeds Order today


Carrot, Danvers (Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Heirloom seeds

 At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom or (Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners and this year we have only 18 packages to sell, so buy yours today.

These heirloom seeds produced 7 to 7 ½ inches long, 2 to 2 ½ inches across, tapers to blunt end at Home Farm Herbery and they were uniform interior color.

We thought they were very tender and very sweet. This carrot stores well. Since a lot of our soil in KY is clay we know this does an outstanding job in heavier soils.
70 days to Maturity

Approximately 100 seed per package for $3.95

We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




Broccoli, Di Cicco (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Seeds Order now

Broccoli, Di Cicco (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Seeds

At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners.

This variety of Broccoli produces tightly packed, blue/green flower heads on strong short stems. Can be picked regularly and new shoots will continue to grow! This is one of the more popular Broccoli varieties available.

75 days Day to Maturity

When you sow this package of seeds you are taking part in the preservation of healing plants worldwide. 

Approximately 50 seed package $4.99  

We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




Broccoli Calabrese Heirloom Organic seeds are easy to plant and grow. Order now before the limited supply is gone

Broccoli Calabrese Heirloom Organic seeds

At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners and this year we have only 4 packages to sell.
Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep 6 weeks before last frost. Plant out just before the last frost.

Broccoli Calabrese AKA (Brassica oleracea) is a popular market variety that was brought to America by Italian immigrants in the 1880s. Tight heads can grow up to 8" in diameter. After the central head is harvested, side shoots will form. 58-90 days from transplant.

When you sow this package of seeds you are taking part in the preservation of healing plants worldwide. 

Approximately 100 seed package $5.95

We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




Beet, Detroit Dark Red Heirloom Organic seeds Order now as supply is limited

Beet, Detroit Dark Red Heirloom Organic seeds

At Home Farm Herbery we only plant Heirloom Organic seeds and we save these seeds each year.  Often we have some extra and when that happens we are pleased to offer them to other health conscious gardeners and this year we have only 6 packages to sell.

We love this Beet and we are sharing a little of its heirloom history with you. (Beta vulgaris) is an heirloom from 1892. Original selections were made from Early Blood Turnip by Mr. Reeves of Port Hope, Ontario Canada. Nearly round blood-red 3" diameter roots. This beet is great for canning and fresh eating. We love this prolific beet at Home Farm Herbery as it is a good keeper. 60-65 days to maturity.

Approximately 25 seed Sampler $4.95

We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.



 
 
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