Growing Herbs

Articles on how to grow herbs.

Happy Earth Day !

April 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Today is April 22nd — Earth Day ! Here is their “official” site: http://www.earthday.org/ Container gardening is a great way to grow your own food. Save money by using recycled containers. Check out this video for ideas:   — Azul Image courtesy of: [ ...click to read more ]

Spring Planting – Herbs and Vegetables

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Most herbs and vegetables prefer sunny, well-drained soil, although some will do well in partial shade. Some herbs and salad greens are considered semi-perennial and will continue growing for a few years. For example: Swiss Chard and French Sorrel will produce for at least three years if trimmed to soil level each [ ...click to read more ]

All About Sage

October 29, 2016 // 1 Comment

To the ancients, including the Arabians, sage was associated with immortality, or at least longevity, and it was credited with increasing mental capacity. Sage [ Salvia officinalis ] is a hardy, perennial shrub-like herb with woody stems. The leaves have a “pebbly” texture, with veins that appear puckered. [ ...click to read more ]

Lavender Cotton

September 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

Lavender Cotton – Santolina chamaecyparissus – Asteraceae (Compositae) family Although lavender cotton is a member of the daisy family, it is more reminiscent of lavender with its grayish green foliage and strong aromatic scent. It is used in potpourris, insect repellent sachets and dried flower [ ...click to read more ]

All About Chervil

August 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae), Anthriscus cerefolium Hoffm. Chervil has been used since ancient Roman times. The flavor is somewhere between tarragon and parsley. Its delicate fern-like leaves have a mild and delicious flavor. It is added raw to salads, or tossed in at the last minute with cooked foods. How to grow: [ ...click to read more ]

All About Lemon Grass

July 10, 2016 // 2 Comments

Lemon Grass [ Cymbopogon citratus ] Originally native to grasslands in Southeast Asia, lemon grass is now cultivated in many tropical regions, including Guatemala, the West Indies (Antilles and Caribbean area), and the Philippines. It is used as a culinary herb and in distillation for its essential oil. The herb is a [ ...click to read more ]

Urban Homesteading ~ Self Responsibility

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

This video is produced by a friend of mine, Jacqueline DuBois [ The Moon Mother.net ] In the video, Jackie discusses taking personal responsibility for prepping, growing your own food, the economy, and much more. Each one of us has a purpose in life and she has found hers. I wanted to share this video with my [ ...click to read more ]

Solstice Full Moon ~ June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

See Solstice Full Moon … The Full Moon appears on the same night as the Summer Solstice. The last time this occurred was June, 1948 [ A very good year for many reasons ]. http://www.almanac.com The Old Farmers Almanac Gather herbs tomorrow. Plant roses and beans, stake tomatoes and feed pepper plants 1 [ ...click to read more ]

Salad Herbs

May 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Each of these herbs have a distinct flavor and texture. If space in the garden is limited, they can be grown in planters. They require at least four hour of sunlight each day, and evenly moist soil. I suggest you begin with the 4 inch starter herb plants from a garden center or nursery. Seeds will take awhile, and [ ...click to read more ]