Plant used for/Veterinary
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- Used in the treatment of animal diseases.
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Here is EcoReality's seed inventory for plants that are used as Veterinary:
|ID||common name||family||latin name||date||quantity||action||days to germ||propagation||days to maturity||habitat||sun||drainage||soil||inventory||notes||nutrients||needs||use|
|82||Pumpkin, Styrian Hull-less||Cucurbitaceae||Cucurbita pepo (dg fo pf wp)||2013-06-01 00:00:00||18 each starts in outdoor soil||transplant||Prepare the hill or the bed with plenty of aged manure or compost, direct-seed the seeds, and choose the three best seedlings from the hill (or if row cropping, thin to 1 plant every 3 feet). Keep weeded and watered. Vines will soon become self-mulching.||90||full sun||rich||30 each||This is a unique pumpkin cultivar developed in the provice of Styria in Austria.
We have been thinking about the challenge of finding ways that people can grow protein-rich foods in temperated gardens with high yield for the effort and without the need for a lot of processing. Our search lead us eventually to the naked seeded pumpkin (so-called hull-less or Styrian pumpkins). These pumpkins have a seed that is encased only in a thin membrane, which may be consumed along with the seed. The seeds can be lightly toasted with a little salt or eaten raw and uncooked.
This is a convenient protein source, a good snack or addition to smoothies or salads, rich in unsaturated fat, an immune tonic and tonic to the reproductive organs of both females and males. Consumption of the seed is a specific for treating benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) as well as prostate cancer.
These pumpkins are all about the seeds -- the flesh itself is low sugar and not particularly tasty. They make good goat food. So back to being after the seeds, which are a great protein source, we obtained some nice open-pollinated seed of this plant and grew a large patch of it this year. The plant turned out to be problem-free, fast-growing and a rewardingly prolific producer of the large fruits.Harvest and processing: Harvest pumpkins after first frost, split open and scoop out seeds and spaghetti onto a table screen. Using your hands and a garden hose, work the mash and water it down until the seeds are free of spaghetti. Scoop up the seeds and air dry them on screens, stirring several times per day, until the seeds are dry and stable. Store in paper bags.
|Potassium||Anthelmintic, Food, Forage, Immunostimulant, Oil, Veterinary|
|61||Pyrethrum; Painted Daisy||Asteraceae||Chrysanthemum coccineum (dg fo pf wp)||Plant prefers full sun, much water and regular garden soil. Flowers 2 to 3 feet tall.||full sun||moist||50 each||Perennial, flowering in the second year and thereafter. Native to western asia and Iran. Flowers of absolute pink, red and white are excellent for cutting. The buds are dried and ground into insect powder, often used against fleas. The active principles are monoterpenes known as pyrethrins.||Insect Repellant, Veterinary|
|211||Squash, Acorn||Cucurbitaceae||Cucurbita pepo (dg fo pf wp)||14||Seed - sow early to mid spring in a greenhouse in a rich soil. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. Sow 2 or 3 seeds per pot and thin out to the best plant. Grow them on fast and plant out after the last expected frosts, giving them cloche or frame protection for at least their first few weeks if you are trying them outdoors.||Cultivated Beds;||sun or partial shade||well drained||loam||80 each||Coming from the 2010 harvest.||Potassium||Anthelmintic, Food, Veterinary|
|12||Squash, Red Kuri; Japanese Red Kuri Squash; Hokkaido Squash; Baby Red Hubbard; Uchiki Kuri||Cucurbitaceae||Cucurbita maxima (dg fo pf wp)||Standard vegetable culture. Prepare a rich hill and direct seed 5 seeds per hill, then thin to the best 3 seedlings. Allow the plants to sprangle. Give them plenty of room -- they will extend at least 5 feet in every direction, unless you train them to do otherwise, which by the way can be done. Water deeply twice a week.||15 each||Native to Mesoamarica and grown worldwide. We found this squash to be gratifyingly vigorous and pest resistant, and it gave more food value per square foot than just about anything else we grew in the garden. The flea beetles did go after the seedlings right when the ground warmed up in the early summer, but we spread some neem seed meal around the plants and on the young leaves and this saved them. I think some of the seedlings would have made it through without treatment, but I was already salivating, so didn't push my luck. The plants doubled in size every day or two. It was amazing to watch them grow. Good compost, I guess (thanks to Kalesh). Each vine bore 3 (more or less) bright globular fruits, and since we saved three plants per hill, that gave 9 squashes per hill, which was a lot. But it was not too many -- we ate them all! This is our favorite squash. We like to split it, scoop out the insides (which is really easy to do, given the shape) and bake the halves in the oven until done. As the squash cooks, it creates its own sugary glaze. We find it unnecessary to augment the natural nuttiness and sweetness with any oily or sugary additive. We like to eat these as they are, but we also like to make them into pumpkin pies. We think they make the best of all pumpkin pies, not only because they are particularly tasty, but because the flesh is dry, meaty, and stringless, and reconstitutes admirably well inside a pie shell. (Too much water in squash used to make pumpkin pies is a real no no.) We found that our's were harvestable before frost and didn't need to be stored to develop sugar. But the standard method with squash is to harvest after the first light frost, wash with cold water and sun dry, then put into cool, dry storage. Another option is to go into a baking frenzy and bake the fruits and then smash the clean flesh into freezer containers and freeze for later use. We like to freeze them in 3 cup baggies, just enough to make 2 pumpkin pies, or augment a winter dinner.||Potassium||Food, Veterinary|
|212||Squash, Spaghetti||Cucurbitaceae||Cucurbita pepo (dg fo pf wp)||14||Seed - sow early to mid spring in a greenhouse in a rich soil. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. Sow 2 or 3 seeds per pot and thin out to the best plant. Grow them on fast and plant out after the last expected frosts, giving them cloche or frame protection for at least their first few weeks if you are trying them outdoors.||Cultivated Beds;||sun or partial shade||moist||16 each||From harvest 2010||Potassium||Anthelmintic, Food, Veterinary|
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