6 episodes

Join Martina from Blue Petal Botanicals for a stroll around the garden. In this fortnightly show, learn from Martina as she shares garden tips, how herbs can be used, the brilliance of bees, and bushels of her 'Herbal Wisdom'

Herbal Wisdom Martina Murray

    • Health & Fitness

Join Martina from Blue Petal Botanicals for a stroll around the garden. In this fortnightly show, learn from Martina as she shares garden tips, how herbs can be used, the brilliance of bees, and bushels of her 'Herbal Wisdom'

    Herbal Wisdom 11-06-2024 Gardening in June, Thyme and How Bees are Over Winter in NZ

    Herbal Wisdom 11-06-2024 Gardening in June, Thyme and How Bees are Over Winter in NZ

    Today we will be talking about gardening in June - prune, plant and pontificate. The herb of interest is thyme - what to do with it in the kitchen and how to use it in regards to its medicinal properties. In the last segment how bees overwinter in NZ, we will find a few interesting facts about the clustering of bees to regulate the temperature, ventilation and winter inspection.

    • 27 min
    Herbal Wisdom 28-05-2024 All About Pumpkin

    Herbal Wisdom 28-05-2024 All About Pumpkin

    Today we will be talking about pumpkins: how to grow, harvest, cure and store them. Of course, we are going to mention the culinary and medicinal benefits of pumpkins with a few recipes.

    • 25 min
    Herbal Wisdom 14-05-2024 All About Garlic

    Herbal Wisdom 14-05-2024 All About Garlic

    Today we will be talking about garlic, how to plant it and how to deal with garlic rust - a big problem garlic growers are facing. Of course, we are going to mention the culinary and medicinal benefits of garlic with a few recipes.

    • 25 min
    Herbal Wisdom 30-04-2024 Companion Planting, Rosemary, and Structure of the Bee Colony

    Herbal Wisdom 30-04-2024 Companion Planting, Rosemary, and Structure of the Bee Colony

    Talking Companion Planting and its benefits for pest control, pollination, maximizing space, and increasing crop productivity.
    Rosemary: what to do with it in the kitchen and how to use it in regards to its medicinal properties.
    Structure of the Bee Colony - interesting facts about decision-making in the hive, swarming and adapting to circumstances.

    • 23 min
    Herbal Wisdom 16-04-2024 April gardening, mint, and bees

    Herbal Wisdom 16-04-2024 April gardening, mint, and bees

    April activities in the veggie garden and orchard, the many uses of mint (for both kitchen and medicine cabinet), and the life cycle of bees

    • 26 min
    Herbal Wisdom 02-04-2024 Starting the Garden, Parsley & The Honey Bee Colony

    Herbal Wisdom 02-04-2024 Starting the Garden, Parsley & The Honey Bee Colony

    Martina teaches us about starting a garden, parsley as a culinary and medicinal herb, and the honey bee colony.

    • 28 min

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