I used to wish my pine cones and needles would disappear, but I now realize there are 7 rural money uses of pine cones and needles.
Rural money uses of pine cones and needles are a valuable resource, laying on the ground.
Pine cones are quick to catch fire over tinder such as pine needles, and they give off a great aroma.
Gather pine cones for free, emergency fuel, store them in black contractor bags to stay dry.
Bundle about two handfuls of needles with a thin rubber band or string as fire starters and sell them with fire wood.
No need for newspaper.
Bundle fresh pine needle sachets and mix needles and cones for potpourri.
Stuff dry needles in thick canvas fabric for an old-fashioned, survival mattress and pillow to repel ticks and fleas.
Rake pine needles and pine cones into compost.
I add this material to my compost bin every year.
My compost bins are open so they stay damp from rain, get plenty of sunlight and air, so the pine cones and needles decompose fast.
Pine straw mulch is an organic material that is readily available in your front and/or back yard.
Pine needles provide protection for roots and help preserve moisture in the soil.
Pine needles, a renewable resource, drop annually from trees and the pine straw is bundled into either round or square bales for sale, but you don’t have to buy it!
Three cubic feet of pine straw covers 60 square feet at a depth of 2 to 3 inches.
The pine needle mulch is simple to install in a pine island or large pine mulch bed for low-maintenance.
For best results, scatter the needles to a depth of no more than 3 inches on top of the ground.
Once the needles are in place, they will smooth out in a few days.
Pine needle mulch breaks down slowly, so you don’t need to reapply it often.
Some species have large seeds, called pine nuts, that are harvested and sold for cooking and baking.
They are an essential ingredient of Pesto alla genovese.
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A tea made by steeping young, green pine needles in boiling water.
Antiseptic, astringent, inflammatory, antioxidant, expectorant, high in Vitamin C for colds – flu – coughs, congestion, and even scurvy.
Shikimic acid, the main ingredient in Tamiflu, is harvested from pine needles in Asia.
The yellow pine pollen that blankets your yard is beneficial in more ways than one.
Raw pine pollen is the richest seedbed of testosterone derived from plants.
Since it is the male sperm of pine trees, it fosters plush growth in all living creatures, from trees and plants, to animals, to humans.
Therefore, there are essential rural money uses of pine cones and needles that you should take advantage.
Learn more at NaturalNews.com (pine pollen).
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