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Herbie Herb & The Plant-its

Introducing Herbie Herb & the Plant-its…
they’re out of this world!
I’m Herbie Herb,
And, these are the plant-its,
We love to hoe,
And, sow,
So… without further ado,
We welcome you, again,
To our lil’ Garden Of Edan.
Herbie Herb?
Sound absurd?
I wonder if anyone,
Gets it?
Ahh, well…
We’ve already begun,
Since man’s first day,
Under our same sun,
There’s been a quest,
To conquer the taste test,
Everyone tries.
Pray tell,
Have [...]

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Scarborough Fair

traditional folk song
Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.
Tell her to make me a cambric shirt,
(a hill in the deep forest green)
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme;
(tracing of sparrow on snow-crested brown)
Without no seams nor needle work,
(blankets and bedclothes the [...]

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Petroselinum Crispum
This Greek was no geek,
Spilling his blood,
For our food.
Keep the forerunner of death…
While you freshen your breath,
In an instant.
Put flatulence out of existence!
Good for your digestive system,
And, it’ll clear your skin,
Calm your nerves and help emotion,
With lots of vitamin A and C,
It’s easy to see,
Why it helps me.
Is good for my cranium,
Minerals, iron [...]

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The USDA originally had a hand in developing the cartoon concept of Popeye. Here is what they have to say:
Popeye and Spinach: Remember Popeye cartoons which were designed to get children to eat spinach? Spinach is a great vegetable that is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, calcium, and iron. Unfortunately, when Popeye [...]

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Is one of the most nutritious,
It’s really good for us.
Given our health variables,
Would you fetch,
Some more spinach?
2,000 years ago,
Iranians knew how to grow,
And, did you know,
It went on to become,
The Arabs “Prince Of Vegetables”?
It makes me strong and able,
So, how come,
We don’t fetch,
Some more spinach?
It’s stuffed with beta-carotene,
And, given a chance,
On second glance,
It just might,
Give [...]

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Plant yourself down,
And, take a look around,
Can you see,
How you relate,
To the things before me,
And, on your plate?
This is a rant…
About phyto,
Which means — plant,
So, quick,
Let’s go,
So, that I can fix,
What ails,
And, slow the nails,
From my coffin,
Improving my immune system.
A phytochemical,
Is natural for all,
To use as defense,
Pollutants and disease,
What it does for the plant,
It can [...]

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Vitamin K

What did you say,
Vitamin K?
No way!
It sounds absurd,
How come I’ve never heard?
Sorry, my fault,
I forgot,
If it’s not,
My blood won’t clot.
I refuse to bruise,
So, easily,
You see…
I don’t like being black and blue,
Do you?
It cooperates,
With calcium,
It facilitates,
They report,
It transports,
So, that I am,
Strong of teeth and bone.
Am I alone?
Come on… bring it on home!
Let’s here ya say,
Vitamin K,
Come [...]

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Garlic, Chives And Scallions

Allium Sphaerocephalon, Tuberosum & Fistulosum
The Chinese,
Have been eating these,
Prior to 3,000 B.C.,
That’s way before me.
Will you go so far,
As to protect me,
How soon,
Can I be immune?
I confess,
I’m not that Herculean,
I surrender,
Can you render,
The carcinogen,
What about that ole’ wives’ tale?
I don’t wanna expire,
Due to some vampire,
Do you still,
Have the will,
To fight off evil?
Or, is the [...]

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I try not to avoid,
Oh, Mary, Mary,
Quite the contrary,
How does my garden,
By trying to know,
What beta carotene,
Does mean,
To my well-being.
Not equal,
To vitamin,
Nor phytochemical,
But, then again…
Just as critical.
I’m in the dark,
Can you help me see,
You give my eyes a spark,
Helping me see more clearly.
Oh, I love your hue,
Orange, red and yellow,
And, the things you do,
To help [...]

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Edible Plants Found In North America

Guide To Edible Plants
Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers & Medicinal Plants

Plant Name
High In:
Health Lore


soothing, expectorant, phlegm, coughs, colds, bronchitis, anemia

Anise Hyssop

coughs, bronchial congestion



protein, [...]

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