Category: Herbs

Italian Herb Garden

If you have a little space in your garden that’s calling out for something new and different, why not try an Italian Garden this year? Depending upon the amount of available space you have, in a few short months, you’ll have everything you need for a wonderful homemade pasta sauce that you can savor, share … […]

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Decorate With Herbs

Dried herbs are wonderful rewards from the summer herb garden. Use them to create a gift basket for yourself or a friend. Make a nest in the bottom of a basket with fragrant branches. Insert dried yellow and gold flowers. Choose from marigolds, yarrow, or other personal favorites. Decorate by adding a candle in the … […]

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Herbs

HERB GARDENS Creating an indoor herb garden offers the reward of having fresh herbs within arm’s reach during the winter months. Paying close attention to each plant’s needs helps ensure healthier, more disease-resistant plants. Good choices for an indoor garden include basil, bay, chives, mint, parsley and thyme. Soil Requirements Good soil is an essential … […]

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Kitchen Herb Garden

Spring is the time to design and plan the herb garden. Make a list of the herbs you want to grow. Think about the location, near the kitchen entrance for convenience, if possible. Choose an area of well drained soil with an adequate water supply. Several things will determine the size: available space, amount of … […]

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Edible Herbs and Flowers

Planting an edible garden is both challenging and fun. Your landscaping can be twice as nice when you know the plants are useful as well as ornamental. You can grow herbs in their own separate garden or interplanted in flowerbeds or in containers. The petals, foliage, and/or roots can be used for food, teas, or … […]

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Home Made Dill Pickles

Do you like fresh dill pickles? You can have your dill pickles and eat them too. First, you must choose a cucumber that is small and disease resistant to some of the common diseases that effect cucumbers. These diseases could be bacterial, mosaic wilt, leaf nematodes, or then you could be dealing with insects such … […]

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Growing Cilantro

Try growing Cilantro in your garden during the winter. Our cold winter temperatures are great for growing this herb to spice up our Mexican dishes on chilly evenings. When other annual herbs are finished growing in the fall, it is the perfect time to plant Cilantro (Chinese parsley, Coriander). Cilantro is an herb that belongs … […]

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Carpeting Herbs

Certain herbs can be planted in the spaces between stones or bricks in garden pathways. These herbs not only create a beautiful look, they also suppress weeds and give off a pleasant aroma as they are walked on. Creeping herbs planted along the edges of pathways create an overall softening effect. Lawn chamomile, with apple-scented … […]

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Herb Window Box

Nothing enhances the flavor of all cuisine more than fresh herbs. Herbs can also make a beautiful container garden. You can purchase a window box or make your own with very little effort. Boxes with a natural wood look, an antique finish, or painted-on scenes will add a focal point to your balcony or deck … […]

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Basil

  Sweet Basil Sweet basil, an annual, is one of the most useful herbs to grow in your kitchen garden. This hardy plant stands about 15 to 24 inches tall and needs sun, water, and caring hands to snip leaves for use in favorite recipes. Flowers should be pinched off, as they weaken the plant. … […]

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