Category Archives: Growing Herbs

How to grow herbs, indoor and out.

Wonders of Sweet Basil (Migraines, Insomnia, Colds & Flu)

Basil, sweet Ocimum basilicum Labiatae family Language and mythology: Basil originated in India, where it was regarded as a sacred herb. The name comes from the Greek basileus meaning 'king.' Once people were no longer fearful of this herb, it was said to be "fit for a king's house." In Haiti basil is thought to belong to the...
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5 Cardinal Rules of Culinary Gardens

Cook up something great - herbs every gourmet needs Why look any farther for fresh flavors than your very own garden? A culinary garden can be the ultimate inspiration for budding cooks and gourmet chefs alike. Like any recipe, start your kitchen garden with the basics. Think light, placement, planning. Place plants of similar size and...
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Lemon Scented Herbs

Among the beautiful of world of herbs, there are four types of herbs whose leaves give off a lovely lemony fragrance. In addition to their fragrance, their leaves have a lemon flavor and they are used to season foods and drinks. Their fragrant leaves are also used in fragrance crafts like soap, bath products, and...
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Simple, Productive Year-Round Indoor Herb Gardens

I live in Montreal, Quebec and have been gardening for well over 20 years. Although we have 4 distinctive seasons in this part of the world, winter is the longest and harshest of the lot. This cold season usually starts in mid-November to early May. Canadian winters are not a very good season for growing...
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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: Read more

Lost in Thyme

Thyme is the number one herb. Who could argue about the versatility of thyme? It is a great herb to add to a lot of different recipes, and in many cultures is used as a medicinal herb. (more…)...
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Herb Garden Plants – Top 10 “Must Haves” When Growing Kitchen Herbs

Growing Kitchen Herbs? Here are Your Top 10 Herb Garden Plants. Introducing fresh herb garden plants to your meal choices, creates a powerful chain reaction that spreads through all your efforts to re-gain your health and the health of your family. However, sometimes getting started is the hardest part of making healthy changes in your life....
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Does Your Cilantro Grow Flowers Too Quickly? Here’s Why

How Does Cilantro Grow Best? Cilantro is actually a relative of the carrot, and like the carrot it has a particularly long root. Transplanting is tricky because of this, so I recommend planting cilantro from a seed. We had previously talked about how the seed from the cilantro herb is actually the popular spice, coriander. Read more

Growing Mint Indoors – Four Steps to Follow to Ensure Success

The Pros and Cons of Growing Mint Indoors Herbs really grow best in the full sun, but some herbs such as mint, will tolerate some shade and therefore can be grown indoors throughout the year. This is a big bonus if you like using mint in your recipes - you'll always have a supply of your...
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Starting a Healthy and Productive Windowsill Herb Garden

Gardening is often seen as an outdoors activity that is limited to certain weather conditions. When it comes to herbs, a windowsill facing south or west is an excellent area to grow and harvest herbs all year long. It also add beautiful natural beauty to that window and fills the air with the sweet scents....
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