Category Archives: Growing Herbs

How to grow herbs, indoor and out.

Consider Growing These Healing Herbs

Many people who are interested in living a healthy lifestyle spend an awful lot of money on herbs but you can grow them yourself and enjoy an entire garden of healing herbs. Many of the varieties of spices, teas, and other plants that you see in your kitchen are actually very easy to grow. Read more

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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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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