March 2014

From the Herb Basket

March 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Instead of using black plastic as a barrier to weeds in the garden, use newspapers or brown paper grocery bags. Lay the papers or bags around the plants and cover with 2 or 3 inches of mulch. Unlike plastic, which adds nothing to the soil, the paper will decompose slowly and add nutrients to the soil. Trouble with [ to read more ]

Gutter Gardening Projects

March 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

When I saw the article, I thought to myself “Why didn’t I think of this?” You can grow a lot of herbs and vegetables in a small outdoor space this way. Think of the basil, cilantro, dill, and other herbs that would do well in gutters. Maybe you would like to grow spring onions, lettuce, or small [ to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 8

March 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

To bring out the true flavor of tarragon, soak the leaves for several minutes in a liquid that can be used in the recipe- stock, oil, lemon juice, or vinegar. For steamed or boiled vegetables, add the herbs to melted butter and allow them to blend for five minutes before seasoning the vegetables with the butter [ to read more ]

March in the Herb Garden

March 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

New Moon in Pisces- March 1, 2014 -1:pm EST. This moon cycle is a time of renewal. A time for planting, starting seeds, working in soil amendments. Time to dream of warmer days and the first flowers of spring. Stay connected to our Mother the Earth by planting, buying or growing something green and beautiful. Even if [ to read more ]