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SLEEP - getting enough of it
« on: December 06, 2017, 01:22:52 PM »
Here's something I had not heard of, that cherries and cherry juice help a person sleep better!
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This type of fruit juice has been found to help you get an extra 84 minutes of sleep a night

It's been found that cherry juice can do wonders for those who may have trouble sleeping at night.

Recent research from Louisiana State University reveals that Montmorency tart cherry juice can help people get an extra 84 minutes of shut-eye. Cherries, which contain melatonin, have long been a subject for sleep researchers, hopeful the fruit will help insomniacs.

"Insomnia is quite common among older adults and it can lead to a range of health issues if left untreated," said Jack Lasso, lead researcher of the study. The professor explained that although insomnia can cause an array of different health issues, many people are "hesitant" to use medicine to treat it and instead opting for natural remedies.

Published in the American Journal of Therapeutics, the study worked with subjects aged 50 and up. The randomized subjects have been diagnosed with chronic insomnia -- despite a "usual bedtime" between 9 pm and midnight, they had trouble sleeping at least 3 nights out of the week.

Each subject was given either a cherry-like placebo or cherry juice, which was later separated by a two-week-long washout. The subjects were then evaluated with polysomnography ("the gold standard" used to study sleep) and questionnaires, along with a number of other tests, to assess the effectiveness of the juice.

In the end, researchers found that the juice effectively stopped the build-up of chemicals tied to poor sleep. Despite the small size of the study, it was found to reduce critical levels of kynurenine, an amino acid which is tied to sleep problems.

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Re: SLEEP - getting enough of it
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 01:33:03 PM »
Partially fill the container with either a commercial potting soil or your own mix of 1 part sand, 1 part peat, and 1 part perlite. Place the tree atop the soil media and fill in around it with additional soil up to 1-4 inches below the rim of the container. Tamp the soil down around the tree and water in. Feb 7, 2017

Container Grown Cherry Trees: Tips On Growing Cherries In A Pot
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Container Grown Cherry Trees: Tips On Growing Cherries In A Pot
By Amy Grant

Love cherry trees [1] but have very little gardening space? No problem, try planting cherry trees in pots. Potted cherry trees do very well provided you have a container that is large enough for them, a pollinating cherry buddy if your variety isn’t self-pollinating and have selected a variety that is most suited to your region. The following article contains information on how to grow cherry trees in containers and how to care for container grown cherry trees.

How to Grow Cherry Trees in Containers

First off, as mentioned, be sure to do a little research and select a variety of cherry [2] that is most suited to your area. Decide if you have space for more than one potted cherry tree. If you select a cultivar that is not self-pollinating, keep in mind that you need enough space for growing two cherries in pots. There are some self-fertile varieties if you decide you don’t have enough space. These include:

Stella
Morello
Nabella
Sunburst
North Star
Duke
Lapins
Also, if you don’t have room for two trees, look into a tree that has cultivars grafted to it. You may also want to look into a dwarf variety of cherry if space is at a premium.

Container grown cherry trees need a pot that is deeper and wider than the root ball of the tree so the cherry has some room to grow. A 15-gallon pot is large enough for a 5-foot tree, for example. Be sure that the container has drainage holes or drill some in yourself. If the holes seem large, cover them with some mesh screening or landscape fabric and some rocks or other drainage material.

At this juncture, prior to planting, it might be a good idea to set the pot on a wheeled dolly. The pot is going to get awfully heavy when you add the tree, soil and water. A wheeled dolly will make moving the tree around much easier.

Look at the cherry tree’s roots. If they are root bound, prune out some of the larger roots and loosen the root ball up. Partially fill the container with either a commercial potting soil or your own mix of 1 part sand, 1 part peat, and 1 part perlite. Place the tree atop the soil media and fill in around it with additional soil up to 1-4 inches below the rim of the container. Tamp the soil down around the tree and water in.

Caring for Potted Cherry Trees

Once you are done planting your cherry trees in pots, mulch the top soil to retain moisture; container grown plants dry out more quickly than those in the garden.

Once the tree has fruited, water it regularly. Give the tree a good deep soaking a few times a week depending upon weather conditions to encourage the roots to grow deep into the pot and prevent fruit cracking [3].

When fertilizing your cherry tree [4], use an organic seaweed fertilizer or other all-purpose organic food on your container grown cherry. Avoid fertilizers that are heavy on the nitrogen, as this will give it gorgeous, healthy foliage with little to no fruit.

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[3] fruit cracking: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/cherry/fruit-split-in-cherries.htm
[4] fertilizing your cherry tree: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/cherry/when-to-fertilize-cherry-trees.htm
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