June 2014

From the Herb Basket – 13

June 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Did you know? lemon basil leaves are not only aromatic and flavorful, they can also be diabetic friendly and possibly aid in weight reduction. Here’s a recipe for lemon basil tea: 3 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of dried lemon basil, 2 lemon slices, and 2 teaspoons of loose leaf green or black tea. In a sauce [ ...click to read more ]

All About Parsley

June 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Parsley is a biennial herb, forming a dense rosette of leaves in the first year and flowering in its second year. There are three distinct types of parsley. Probably the most familiar is curly parsley, followed by the Italian flat-leaf and the Hamburg or turnip rooted parsley. Curley parsley is used mostly as [ ...click to read more ]

Garden Tips

June 11, 2014 // 1 Comment

  If ants are a problem, try sprinkling a mixture of ground cinnamon and dried catnip around the  porch and outdoor areas. A good place to buy ground cinnamon and dried catnip is the Dollar Tree. Look for the cinnamon in the spice aisle and the catnip in the pet section. Moles dislike thorns and sticky objects. [ ...click to read more ]

World Environment Day

June 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

  World Environment Day [ WED ] is celebrated every year on June 5th, to raise awareness and promote positive environmental action to protect nature and planet Earth. There are so many things we can do to help the environment. Plant a tree for future generations to enjoy. Grow some of your own vegetables and [ ...click to read more ]

June in the Herb Garden

June 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

  Time to re-pot any 3 inch herb plants that you bought at the garden center. Go to the next largest size pot, 6 to 8 inches. Use a good potting soil, Hyponex, Miracle Gro, or Hoffman’s. Trim away any excess roots that have wrapped themselves around the pot. Water well, and place them in a shady area for a [ ...click to read more ]

Tick Tock

June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s that time again- time to start protecting yourself against Lyme disease and its carrier. ” Don’t let a tick make you sick.” That’s good advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is worth heeding- June and July are the months when most people infected with Lyme [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket

June 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Going camping? Here’s a neat idea for packing herbs, spices, salt and pepper. Transfer your favorite herbs and seasonings into empty Tic Tac  containers. Mark each with a label. The compact plastic boxes make a wonderful space saver when packing food items for the trip. Beautiful Basil: Basil is packed [ ...click to read more ]