May 2014

Watering and Feeding Herbs During Summer

May 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Lavender, Rosemary, Oregano,Thyme and Sage: These herbs like the soil a little on the dry side. Give them just enough water to keep them from wilting when temperatures reach 90+. They also prefer little or no mulch, because the mulch tends to hold in excess moisture. Lavender must have good drainage, otherwise, [ ...click to read more ]

Good Eats

May 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Grilling… A perfect steak needs very little seasoning, but most grilled foods benefit from oil and herbs as they cook. Brushing the grill with vegetable or olive oil will keep the food from drying out over high heat and open flames. Here are some combinations I like. Perhaps they’ll give you some ideas of [ ...click to read more ]

How to Make Herbal Salve

May 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Getting started: The key ingredient to making herbal salve begins with infused oils. Infused oils are used to make any oil-based apothecary items, such as creams, massage oils and salves. An easy way to make infused oils is the “solar infusion method.” Use a jar with a tight fitting lid, and fill it half [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket

May 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Before you pack away the winter clothes, tuck some dried lavender, bay leaves, or eucalyptus leaves in the jacket pockets. This will deter moths and other flying pests from making┬átheir summer home in your clothes. For those who garden after the Sun goes down, pesky gnats can be a problem. Crush a few fresh [ ...click to read more ]

All About Dill

May 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Dill is an annual and native to Europe. Parts used: Leaf, flower and seed. Dill will grow in most climates, and requires full Sun, and well-drained loamy soil. Prepare the seed bed by tilling or spading the soil. Scatter the dill seed about 6 inches apart on top of the soil. Don’t cover the seed. Allow it [ ...click to read more ]

May in the Herb Garden

May 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

  As day temperatures become more moderate and night time temperatures remain above 40 degrees; it’s time to plant warm season herbs. Prepare the seed bed by tilling or spading. Rake the soil as smoothly as possible and broadcast the seeds on top. Do not cover the seeds, lightly tamp the soil down with a [ ...click to read more ]