Growing Herbs

Articles on how to grow herbs.

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 ]

Simple Steps Towards Better Living

April 3, 2016 // 1 Comment

We live in a fast-paced world, juggling careers, family obligations, house and yard work. In spite of modern technology and convenience foods, we seem to have less time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. We live in a world of chemical preservatives and “chicken nuggets” that bear little resemblance to [ ...click to read more ]

Spring Letter

March 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

Turmeric [Natural News] “Turmeric has long been one of the most prized spices from the East, but its benefits extend far beyond the wonderful flavor and color it lends to many recipes. The health-promoting properties of turmeric have been known for millennia, but only recently has it been discovered that the [ ...click to read more ]

The Healing Power of Comfrey

December 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Comfrey – Symphytum officinale (Boraginaceae plant family). Native to Europe and Asia; naturalized all over the world. Loves rich soil and full sun. Under ideal conditions comfrey can grow to a height of 5 feet. Comfrey is a hardy, upright, leafy perennial that dies back in winter and re-emerges in late spring. [ ...click to read more ]

Plantain ~ The Wonder Weed

September 28, 2015 // 1 Comment

Plantain – Plantago major, Plantaginaceae Description: Deep green, lily like plants found along streams, roadsides and lawns. The flowers are a yellow-green in appearance and when mature 7 inch spikes that resemble miniature cat-tails protrude from the center. The leaves are 8-10 inches long, oval to [ ...click to read more ]

Happy September to All Our Readers !

September 1, 2015 // 2 Comments

Good morning, and a Happy September to all ! I trust you’ve had a good summer. As I was signing off in my previous post, I mentioned the problems I was having with slugs, and I sounded pretty optimistic about the sandpaper I had just fitted around my huacatay seedlings. Sandpaper did not deter the slugs ! They [ ...click to read more ]

See you in September

June 1, 2015 // 2 Comments

Meadow Walker and I will take time out to take care of herb business between now and September. We’ll be back — with new articles — in the fall. In the meantime we hope you will find time to peruse the Mystical Magical Herbs store here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MysticalMagicalHerbs   On a side [ ...click to read more ]

Tips on Cooking With Herbs

May 9, 2015 // 2 Comments

When using herbs in salad dressings, allow the flavors to mellow ten minutes before serving. Work the flavors of herbs into meat, poultry, and fish by rubbing the herbs with your hands before cooking. The warmth of your hands will release the herbal oils. Bouquets of fresh herbs can be placed in jars or [ ...click to read more ]