Category: Herb Gardening

Mar 22

Growing Organic Basil

Growing organic basil (pronounced bay-zul) is both easy and rewarding. We use it as a fresh herb all summer in various dishes, especially Asian and Italian cuisine. Sweet basil is typically the most common variety you’ll find if you’re planning on growing organic basil. Tropical areas in India and Asia have been growing basil for …

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Jan 17

Growing Organic Sage

SAGE ADVICE Garden Sage, or Common Sage, is a member of the mint family. There are over 800 family members. In Medieval Times, growing sage for medicinal and culinary purposes was common. It’s Latin family name, Salvia, means “to save” or “salvation” and is also the root word of salve, indicating its high repute as …

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Jan 15

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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Sep 28

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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Sep 19

Growing Organic Parsley

PARSING PARSLEY FACTS Growing parsley as an herb and vegetable originated around the Mediterranean Sea thousands of years ago. Parsley is a member of the same family as carrots. When growing parsley, be aware that the same pests afflict them similarly. Growing parsley for tea is recommended by Chinese and German herbologist for the controlling …

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Jul 24

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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Jul 14

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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Jul 11

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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Jan 17

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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Jan 17

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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