The Cat Gardening Chronicles 13



Have you tried to make Rose Vinegar?


Every garden has that secret magic pot filled with always home composted soil, stories and poetry growing up around favourite lost and found plants, and cat-gardeners hoping that not all the lemon grass will get used up for making tea for the humans! The best thing to do is to have at least six to seven pots of lemon grass so every one is happy! In our garden the lemon grass vanishes far too quickly for comfort and there are only two right now. They need heavy watering, twice a day, and sometimes when the summer is cruel, they vanish overnight.


Well anyway, here is a quick and easy recipe for making rose vinegar for human guests so they will leave the lemon grass alone!


Rose Vinegar: Ingredients


  1. 4 dark perfumed rose heads with the petals removed.
  2. 570 ml (1 pint) cider vinegar

Method: Place the petals in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Pour over the cider vinegar!



From: A Slice of Organic Life: Editor-in-chief Sheherazade Goldsmith.


If your house plants are attacked by pests the best way to remove them without using pesticides is to place them under running water in the kitchen sink. The force of the running water will wash off aphids, mites, whiteflies, ants etc.


You can also dip your houseplants upside down in a bucket of soapy water and give the bugs a nice bath to be rid of them. But don’t do this with tender beauties like the African Violets, cactus or plants that have hairy leaves and stems. (from: The Buggy Professor’s Club The Bugs & Scare the Critters). Dr. Myles H. Bader.



Now make this treat for a baby kitty: add one egg to one fourth cup milk. Beat well and feed with a hug.





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