April 2014

Pleasures of the Bath

April 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Nothing is more soothing than a relaxing bath after a long day. I must admit I do my best thinking in an herb scented tub. Just make sure the water is not too hot. Here are some recipes and combinations to try. Mystical Magical Bath Herbs Basic Bath Salts. You can use this “as is” or add dried herbs or [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 10

April 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Little Herby Tips… The more finely you chop herb leaves, more of the cut surface will be exposed and more aromatic oil is released. Herbs weaken in flavor the longer you cook them, so add them at the last minute to foods. Freshly picked and slightly crushed herbs have the best flavor. Powdered herbs are twice [ ...click to read more ]

Quotes About Earth

April 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Today is Earth Day. Every day should be Earth Day. Make her a promise and keep it. Promise her that each and every day, you’ll do something to help her maintain her beauty. Pick up trash even if it doesn’t belong to you. Stop adding to the landfills with tons of plastic and garbage. Walk to the store. [ ...click to read more ]

Battle of the Bugs

April 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Once this cold snap has ended, and warmer days appear, so will the bugs. Hungry and ready to bite. Fend them off with all natural herbal remedies. I’ll post several and this will give you an idea of what you’d like to keep on hand during the sultry days of summer. Big Daddy’s Bug Spray: Boil 3 cups [ ...click to read more ]

Garlic Chives

April 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Garlic chives thrive in full sun, and fertile soil. The dark green leaves are a staple in Asian dishes. Transplants are easy to find in garden centers. Or you can start your own from seeds. Garlic chives are cold – hardy from zones 3 through 9. This means just about everyone in the U.S. can grow them. Ideally [ ...click to read more ]

Gardening in Small Spaces

April 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Limited space: It’s a problem many gardeners face. Few of us have the ideal 1/2 acre garden plot with 18 inches of top soil and full sun. Don’t give up ! With careful planning you can turn a tiny plot, or even a sunny porch, deck or patio into a wonderful area to grow herbs, flowers and vegetables. Here [ ...click to read more ]

All About Cilantro

April 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Coriander [ Coriandrum sativum Apiaceae ]. Other common names: Chinese parsley or cilantro. Parts used: Leaves, stems and seeds. The leaves of the Mexican coriander or cilantro [ Eryngium foetidum ] are the most popular variety for growing in the home garden. Cilantro grows best in full sun with well-drained, moist [ ...click to read more ]

April in the Herb Garden

April 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

April can be overwhelming. We get carried away by all the seed racks and bedding plants at the nursery and garden centers. Making a list before going out to shop will help you decide what you’d like to plant this year. Start small, and then you can add other plants in May and June. Why rush? Gardens are meant to [ ...click to read more ]