Category Archive: Organic 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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Oct 09

Growing Organic Raspberries

Raspberry Facts Growing organic raspberries have a dual usage; berries for eating and leaves for tea. Raspberry leaves can be dried and used for herbal and medicinal teas. Growing organic raspberries contain significant amounts of antioxidants which have been proven to improve your overall vascular health. There are two main types to be aware of when …

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Oct 02

Growing Organic Strawberries

Strawberry Fields Forever Growing organic strawberries is my single most favorite food to grow in our garden. We have 300 new feet of growing strawberries coming into their second year this year, which means we’ll pack a freezer out with strawberries! Growing strawberries commercially began in the 1700’s when a French farmer crossed a North …

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Oct 02

Growing Organic Rhubarb

Growing Rhubarb is considered a vegetable in most of the world. However, in 1947, a New York judge ruled that rhubarb is a fruit, thereby lowering taxes. Growing Rhubarb in the U.S. began in the 1820’s when it was first imported to Maine and Massachusetts. Early settlers took plants with them as Americans migrated West. …

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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 25

Growing Organic Irises

Intriguing Iris Info Growing irises is one of the most popular flowers to grow in the U.S. and worldwide. There are over 300 varieties of Irises growing worldwide, varying in color from nearly blackish-purple to yellow and white. Commercially, growing irises for their roots (orris root) is done for some perfumes and some brands of …

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Sep 24

Growing Organic Pumpkins

Pumpkin Facts If you’re growing pumpkins, you’ll pretty much be following the same guidelines as you’d follow for winter squash. The most ancient evidence of growing pumpkins dates back to around 7000 B.C. in Mexico. Farmers in the U.S. are currently growing pumpkins at around 1.5 billion pounds per year; gardeners add many more to …

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