The most frequently searched subjects in this blog and my garden blog, Secrets of a Seed Scatterer are 'how to hem blue jeans' and 'rabbit tobacco.' I just comment, I don't instruct.
There are some excellent tutorials on hemming blue jeans to be found elsewhere that show exactly how to salvage the original hem, which I haven't attempted. Just be careful not to sew the bottoms of the britches closed.
There are some herbalist sites that repeat some hundred year old literature about possible uses of rabbit tobacco, none of which I've tried. I grow it as an aromatic ornamental. It comes up in the lawns and I scoop it up sometimes to grow with other plants like salvia leucantha which it compliments in a garden bed.Rabbit Tobacco and Mexican Bush Sage in the Butterfly Garden
A search for why there is so much interest in rabbit tobacco revealed one source that suggested that the fresh juice might be a possible aphrodesiac. I'm not sure how one would go about extracting the juice of such a dry, woody plant. Of more interest was this excerpt from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute:
"A case-control study involving interviews of 207 men with esophageal cancer and 422 control subjects or their next of kin was conducted to identify reasons for the unusually high rates of esophageal cancer among men in coastal South Carolina. Tobacco and alcohol, including moonshine, were identified as the major determinants of esophageal cancer risk. Increased risk was also associated with low intake of fresh fruits but not with drinking of local herbal teas."
Buy and eat some apples and oranges, y'all.
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