Category Archive: Herb Gardening

Marvelous Mint – Planting, Harvesting, and Usage

Mint or Mentha is much more than a plant grown to brew tea. The aromatic fresh green leaves can be used in the kitchen to spice up a fruit salad, sherbet, and ice cream. There are numerous other reasons to grow mint. The list includes the following: The rich nectar and pollen attracts beneficial insects …

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Growing Cilantro/Coriander Organically

CILANTRO/CORIANDER FACTS When you’re growing organic cilantro for its leaves, it’s called cilantro. It is also grown for its dried seeds; the seeds are called coriander. Growing cilantro as an herb dates back to 3000 B.C.;¬†cilantro shows up in Sanskrit writings in 1500 B.C. Coriander seeds were discovered in several tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs as …

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Garden Plants

From herb plants to vegetables to flowers, this guide has everything you need to know to get started with the best plants for your garden. The 7 Most Dependable Plants For Your Garden Hardy, dependable plants are those that once established can withstand the many factors that happen with gardening. While they may not be …

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Spa in the Garden – Growing Fragrant Plants

The use of aromatic herbs and plants for medicinal purpose dates back to the early Egyptian era. Romans and Greeks also constructed aromatic gardens in the early years for their timeless beauty and fragrance. Aromatherapy therapy is quite effective and popular till date and people do not mind spending money for the therapeutic effects of …

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How To Keep Fresh Herbs Fresh In The Fridge

Adding fresh herbs to your recipe can mean the difference between a mediocre meal and one that is chock full of flavor. Some fresh herbs can be expensive and should you need more than one kind of herb, you can easily spend quite a bit of money on them. It’s both useful and economical to …

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Herb Garden Plants – Spice Up Your Food, Your Health, and Your Life

When we mention herbs, many of us will immediately think of Basil, Chives, Thyme, Sage… Indeed they are among the most popular herbs. Having said that, did you know that besides their ability to spice up food, these herb garden plants are treasured for their scent, beauty and healing power as well? Culinary Herbs. First …

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Top 10 Tips on Growing Herbs

Growing herbs is such a wonderful hobby – these extraordinary plants can spice up our food, beautify our garden, scent our homes, and some can even deter pests and have healing power. Want to start your own herb gardening right away? You may find the following tips helpful. Sun. Almost all herbs love a sunny …

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Growing Herbs in Pots – Benefits and Tips

Herb gardening does not need to be confined in your backyard; they can add wonderful colors and liveliness to your patio, balcony and your kitchen windowsill. You are right – growing herbs in pots is not only doable, but actually fun, and sometimes, a preferred way of herb gardening. Herbs thrive on three elements – …

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Basil Care Tips – How to Grow and Keep Basil at It’s Best

There is nothing better than growing your basil and picking them fresh for your pizza and pasta. You can even have home-made pesto as a gift! The first step, of course, is to learn the basics of Basil care: how to grow the herb, and grow it so well that you want to use them …

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The Oregano Herb – How to Grow, Harvest and Propagate the Plant

Oregano is a delightful perennial herb with dark green leaves in opposite pairs, and pretty flowers in pink, purple or white in color. Its flavor is very similar to that of Marjoram, but slightly stronger and more pungent. The Oregano herb is believed to have come from Greece. Its name means “Joy of the Mountain” …

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