Friday, August 6, 2021

How to grow Cucumbers in your backyard

Hey guys what's up, it's been a while since I last shared. I am sorry I have not deserted you. Was just working through some stuff. I am back. This time I will be sharing with you my experiences with planting cucumbers. 

So this is a very easy crop to plant, maintain and reap. 

The first thing that you need to do is clear a nice patch in your backyard, or at the side, or wherever you have the space. Plow it up nice and properly. Your seeds must be dried and nice. You may dry your own seeds from the cucumber you used, by placing them into the sun or buying a pack of seeds from your local farm store. Your seeds should have no moisture at all. 

Make sure your plot is somewhere that it will get sun and make sure you can water at least once per day. 

After the land is prepared, you can dig some very shallow holes that can be three feet apart.  Cucumber is a vine plant that runs so you will need space for it to either run on the ground or on a nearby tree or if you plan to plant poles that the vines can run on. Whichever one you choose is fine, there is no wrong or right way. as long as it has room to run that's all it needs. 

Place at least three seeds in each hole. So as not to have them crowded and choked up.

The next step is to water the area properly, for each hole you can pure at least a cup of water, you can now cover the seeds with soil not too tight, just cover lightly. Leave it to now do its thing the sun and soil and water will work together and within seventy-two hours you will see your little babies start shooting out of the soil. Make sure to water early in the morning or before the sun goes down in the evening. Not too much water to beat down the small sprouts but enough to keep the soil hydrated. Use a sprinkler hose or jug if it's available, if not take your time and sprinkle water at the roots and on the leaves.

Within the first week, you should see your cucumber trees have pushed out and are ready to run, you may gently guide the plant where you would like for it to run. After three to four weeks of care and water, you should see some yellow flowers start growing on the stems, this is how you know you have been doing a great job and that you only need to keep up the good work. By the fifth week, you should see baby cucumbers replacing the flowers. They will look little and scrawny at first but after a week six to seven, you will start to see beautiful green cucumbers on the stems of your cucumber plant. 

In the seventh to eight weeks, you may start to reap your cucumbers so that you can enjoy them with your family or if you want to share it's up to you. After reaping, pull up the cucumber stems and plant new seeds as you can only reap from them once. 

Some persons add fertilizers to their cucumbers for faster growth, that is fine just do not add too much as fertilizers have a tendency to kill your plants if it is misused.

Good luck with your cucumber garden and I hope you have fun planting. Keep safe and remember to wash your hands. 

Friday, June 11, 2021

How to prepare for a hurricane

 Hey guys this is Nericia again with another blog about things that really matter. 

In Jamaica, there is not really a specific time for any weather. We normally just have two main weather conditions, it's either raining or it's sunny. 

We do have some parts of the year when it gets very hot and then there are times when it gets very cold but other than that there is not much of a weather change other than that. It normally is very hot all year round in Jamaica but there are a few months that are specifically named the hurricane season. These months range from June to November and this is the time when jamaica gets most of its rainfall. Rain falls here and there in the other months but not consistently like in these particular months. 

Anytime the month of June comes around, everyone starts preparing for lots of rain, flooding, hurricanes, landslides, and many displacements. Some people have to leave their homes as they live too close to rivers or the sea, which may run over because of the heavy rains.

Some areas are labeled as flood-prone areas as they tend to flood very quickly and may not have proper drainage. in these areas persons either leave or get evacuated by the authorities. Either way, it pays to be very prepared in this uncertain time. 

Here are a few things that people do before a hurricane

1. Batton down roofs -In Jamaica there is a lot of zink roofs, one of the main flying objects during a hurricane is a sheet of zink. People normally put bricks on the roof to keep it from getting detached from the house. 

2. Batton down the windows and doors...People normally nail boards and other heavy materials at their windows to prevent any flying objects that may want to come in contact with the glass. 

3. Bye a lot of food -People normally stock up on foods that are not easy to spoil, tin foods, rice, flour sugar, and other necessities that will come in handy. My grandmother always told me that you feel hungriest when the rain is falling. 

4. Stock up on toiletries- toilet paper, pads, handtowels wipes. Lysol, disinfection, and so on. 

5. Emergency items- These items include but are not limited to, Gas, Batteries, kerosene lamps and oil, flashlights. Battery charger generator if possible battery-operated radio or tv, First aid kit. 

6. If you have pets or outdoor animals make sure they are secure in a safe place.

Be prepared 

1. Pack a bag with clothes in case you have to leave home quickly

2. Place all important documents in a safe place and keep them close.

3. Make sure you have an emergency exit plan.

4. Make sure you have a place that all the family members can get to in case of an emergency.

5. Do a drill or two so that each person in your household knows what to do in case of an emergency. 

6. Make sure to be Covid 19 prepared in case you have to go to a shelter.

Sanitizers, gloves, mask, sheets towels blankets, change of clothes for at least 10 days. 

During the hurricane

1. Stay inside 

2. Listen to the updates from the news and through social media.

3. Stay connected for as long as possible. 

4. if you are in trouble do not wait until the last minute to reach out to someone for help. 

5. Play board and card games until the light returns 

After the hurricane

1. Make sure the hurricane is finished, you have confirmed it from several sources.

2. Check your surroundings for damages, check on neighbors if possible.

3. Watch out for fallen electric wires and disconnections

4. continue listening to the radio and social media for updates and information that might be very helpful.  

The hurricane season is on us guys, please stay safe and wash your hands.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Snoring hacks that works


It can be so hard to sleep beside someone who snores. It is a reason for anyone to want to strangle their partner, child, mother father, or whoever is disturbing you from your night's rest. 

Some people snore very loudly, some are soft snorers, however either way it is very annoying. Some snoring can be so loud that even a closed-door or corridor in between rooms still can't prevent the loud noises.

 Snoring can be caused by chronic exhaustion, and the snorer can be prone to heart ailments. 
Snoring occurs when the tissues at the back of the throat, While sleeping, collapse inwards. That inspired air has to pass through a narrow aperture, which then produces the characteristics of grunting sound. This becomes very dangerous when the narrowing at the back of the throat becomes so severe that it may stop your breathing altogether, this is a serious condition called Obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. This is bad seeing as you may suffer from self-strangulation in your sleep and your brain has to work twice as hard to help you to take your next breath. There is no one particular cure for snoring, people create items to put over their noses and inside their noses to prevent snoring. Some are expensive while others may be very cheap. All in all, there are some things that you can even try at home to help to stop your snoring.

Here are five natural snoring hacks that are easy to do. 

#1. Steam your face 
 Sometimes a blocked nasal passage will not allow for breathing to come through, this, in turn, sends all the inhaled and exhaled air through the mouth. SO anyone suffering from a cold or who has hay fever tends to snore more loudly. There is a simple fix. Boil some water and place it into a small basin, place a towel over your head and hold your head over the boiled water for 5 -10 minutes, this should open up the nasal passage. This is called face steaming. 

#2. Lose some weight 

Telling yourself you need to lose weight is easy to say but hard to be done, but by reducing the amount of fat all over your body you will also reduce the number of tissues that form at the back of the throat. This will cause less tissue to collapse at the back of your throat and then it won't be so difficult to breathe.

#3. Change your pillows

Sometimes snoring can be caused by the pillows that you use.  Your pillows may contain dust mites that can cause an allergic reaction. These allergies can lead to you being very stuffy and then this contributes to snoring. Change your pillows every 6 months and put your pillow out to the sun when you can. 

#4 Keep your home dust-free

Clean your windows or screen doors regularly. Dust your home clean your furniture. If you use a fan to keep cool make sure to clean your fan regularly. If you have an ac make sure to clean out your vents and filters to keep your airways free flow of air so that you can reduce the risk of allergy materials.

#5 Get proper rest, don't overwork

One of the main reasons for loud and heavy snoring is tiredness. You have to make sure that you are getting the right prescribed hours of sleep on a daily basis. sleep and lots of fluids to keep your body properly hydrated. The more rest you get the less tired you will be and you won't need to fall into such a deep sleep where you cant control the way you sleep. 
I hope that this information helps in some way or the other. 

Thank you for reading keep safe and wash your hands.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Te Divina Review

 What is Te Divina? 

There are a lot of products that promise results and they may deliver to some extent, but today I want to talk about a product that really works, you will see results in after just three days. You will shed 5lbs in 5 days. Trust the process. 

Te Divina is a detox tea that is designed to flush impurities and harmful toxins from the body. This action is believed to boost energy, increase the regularity of the body system, and improve health. It is also thought to help you shed some pounds.

How do you use Te Divina?

After preparing the drink, You must consume the recommended amount at the times specified. These instructions are as follows. Drink 8 ounces of Te Divina Tea with lunch, 8 ounces with dinner, and an optional 4 ounces with a snack. Too much of any one thing is not good for you, so the same goes for this product. Follow the instructions or take as prescribed by a medical professional. 

Does Te Devina make you Poop?

Well, that is a part of the working process, it gets rid of the waste from your body through Pooping, yes. Several of the herbs found in the Te Divina mixture are derived from Natural Laxatives, so naturally, you will be able to go more regularly, but don't fret think of all the harmful toxins released from your body. 

How is the tea prepared? See attached video 

Does Te Divina work?

Yes, it definitely does, after using this product from the very first three days you will see the difference in the fitting of your clothes, you will feel free of toxins, this product can help get rid of fibroids. If you are having trouble with blocked tubes and have trouble getting pregnant this is the product for you. After all, is cleared out you will be pregnant in no time, Tested and proven. This is one of the cheapest weight loss supplements as, only $20 USD dollars for a pack of tea, or $3000 Jamaican dollars. You will not regret purchasing this tea.

For further information and purchase call Samantha 

@ 876 -799-2298, She delivers.......

As far as I can see this tea works and please look out for my before and after pictures, after two weeks of using this amazing product.

There are also other products available from the Divina family which we will speak about in the upcoming post, take care and wash your hands.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Top Five Benefits of Cucumber

Cucumbers are healthy and have many health benefits, we will look at five great health benefits that will cause you to say hmm and eat a lot more cucumbers.

Cucumber Smoothie 

Cucumbers are a great tasting vegetable, ( some people classify it as a fruit) that can be enjoyed in multiple ways. Some people eat it just the way it is, picked and washed, and this is the best and most nutritious way to have your cucumbers. However some persons like to slice or dice and add commodities to get a different taste or to improve the taste, either way, cucumbers are packed with nutrients that aid in daily living. 

#1.It is filled with Water 
Number one benefit of eating cucumbers is that it is filled with mostly water.
Cucumbers are made up of approximately 96% water.

To maximize their nutrient content, cucumbers need to be eaten unpeeled. Peeling them reduces the amount of fiber, as well as positive nutrients and minerals.

Cucumbers are low in energy however high in water and numerous crucial nutrients and minerals. Eating cucumbers with the peel affords the maximum amount of nutrients. 

#2 It Contains Anti-Oxidants 

Antioxidants are molecules that block oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that forms atoms in our bodies which contains unpaired reactions that are known as free radicals. 

These radicals if left untreated may lead to several types of chronic illnesses. 

In reality, oxidative stress resulting from free radicals has been related to most cancers and coronary heart, lung, and autoimmune disorders.

Fruits and veggies, consisting of cucumbers, are specifically rich in beneficial antioxidants that can lessen the risk of those situations.

#3 It may aid in Weightloss 

Cucumbers can add freshness and flavor to salads, sandwiches, and aspect dishes and might also be used as a replacement for higher calorie options.

cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss

This low-calorie veggie can be enjoyed at any time, it is said that if you eat it just before bed for two weeks you will shed a few pounds from your tummy.

#4 It may lower blood sugar 

Tests have shown that cucumber reduces blood sugar levels and may prevent some complications of diabetes.

So by reducing the oxidated stress levels in your body by eating cucumbers, especially the peel, you will reduce the risk of diabetes complications. 

Cucumber is great as blended juice just as it is, you could add a little ginger or lime for taste. 

#5 Cucumbers may help with regularity

Eating cucumbers daily may help with the regular excretion of waste from the body. Whether it is eaten as is or blended into a delicious smoothie or drink, cucumbers will help you to pass your waste more freely. 

Sometimes that feeling of bloatedness can be a real drag. Eating a few slices of cucumbers can have you freed up in no time. This is because of the high water content it contains and also because it contains fiber. 

In particular, the pectin found in the fiber helps your body to speed up the movement of your intestinal muscles, which in turn aids in digestive health. 

Wow, all this talk of Cucumber is making me feel so hungry, I'm gonna go have some cucumber smoothie right now.
I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope that you add some cucumbers to your diet. 

Keep safe and wash your hands.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

What is A Cucumber?


What is a cucumber?

Cucumber is a creeping vine plant that is cultivated all over the world. The Cucurbitaceae Gorge family bears the cucumiform fruits (known as cucumbers), which are used as vegetables. There are three main varieties: slicing, pickling, or seedless/ burpless of which several cultivars have been created.

Cucumbers are very very easy to produce and takes little to no effort to plant, maintain and harvest.
Some cucumbers grow very long,

While some are very short 

Either way, they are all very juicy and filled with many vitamins and minerals 

Types of Cucumbers 

Kirby Cucumber 

Gherkins or cornichons

Garden Cucumbers 

How do you grow a Cucumber? 

                                                    Well, that is easy, 

1) first you clear a patch of the garden ( or you can start in a small pot and transplant it)

2) Then you get some dried cucumber seeds ( you may dry the ones from the cucumber you buy at the market, or buy some at the farm and garden store)

3) Then you plant them, three seeds per hole and at least 9 feet away from each other.

4) Water your cucumbers every morning and evening 

5) Give 7-10 days for the germination process to take place and 2-3 months time you have a harvest of cucumbers.

After 5-7 days 

During the process of growth

Fully ready to be harvested 

How do you use a cucumber?

Cucumbers are very juicy and have a kind of fresh crunchy taste when being eaten. Cucumbers can be eaten at any time, some people have it with breakfast, some as a salad at brunch, lunch, or dinner. While some persons have it as a snack before bed. 
Some people enjoy it by just picking from the vine washing and consume, while others slice it up and sprinkle a little salt and enjoy.

Cucumbers also make cool refreshing juice or drink. Some enjoy it by itself, with a little ginger and or sugar. While some people just slice it up and place it into their plain drinking water. Cucumbers can be enjoyed every day in moderate portions as too much of any one thing, always has some side effects. 

Cucumbers can also be made into a great pickle that can be enjoyed at any time. Some people also use cucumber as part of their skin routine which I will talk about in upcoming features. 

Look out for upcoming features of the health benefits of cucumbers and their uses. 

                                                    Thank you for reading. 

                                               Stay safe and wash your hands 

Monday, May 10, 2021

Cute gifts for little girls

 Hey guys Nericia here, I was on Amazon this morning searching for a cute decor for my daughter's room and look at some of the items that I found. 

Cute bunny kids night light $16.99

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Rose flower desk light 

Cute Rug for your baby's floor Only $21.99

Wall Art Only $9.99

Unicorn wall art Only $12.99

Scrunchie Holder, with 10 colorful scrunchies Only $11.88

Perfect soft floor cushion for your little girls bum Only $49.99

please click my link to purchase any of the items you love on amazon

Please be safe and wash your hands 

How to grow Cucumbers in your backyard