Category: Herb Gardening

Herb Garden Plants: Top 10 “Must Haves” When Growing Kitchen Herbs

Growing Kitchen Herbs? Here are Your Top 10 Herb Garden Plants Basil Basil is quite simple to grow and is absolutely fantastic in tons of our favorite meals. Basil is an annual herb, but for indoor kitchen herbs (Culinary herbs) you can have it at your fingertips all year, every year, by planting seeds in …

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Growing Mint Indoors: 4 Steps to Success

The Pros and Cons of Growing Mint Indoors Herbs really grow best in the full sun, but some herbs such as mint, will tolerate some shade and can be grown indoors throughout the year. This is a big bonus if you like using mint in your recipes – you’ll always have a supply of your …

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How to Plant a Small Container Herb Garden for Your Kitchen

Advantages of a Container Herb Garden A container herb garden may be your only choice if you haven’t got a garden or if it’s very small. But don’t be disappointed if you can’t create a traditional herb garden. Many herbs flourish really well in containers, and container herb gardens have the advantage that they can …

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Growing Cilantro/Coriander Organically

Cilantro/Coriander Facts When you’re growing organic cilantro for its leaves, it’s called cilantro. It is also grown for its dried seeds; the seeds are called coriander. Growing cilantro as an herb dates back to 3000 B.C.; cilantro shows up in Sanskrit writings in 1500 B.C. Coriander seeds were discovered in several tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs as …

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Top 10 Tips on Growing Herbs

Growing herbs is such a wonderful hobby – these extraordinary plants can spice up our food, beautify our garden, scent our homes, and some can even deter pests and have healing power. Want to start your own herb gardening right away? You may find the following tips helpful. Sun. Almost all herbs love a sunny location, …

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Growing Organic Sage

Sage Advice Garden Sage, or Common Sage, is a member of the mint family. There are over 800 family members. In Medieval Times, growing sage for medicinal and culinary purposes was common. It’s Latin family name, Salvia, means “to save” or “salvation” and is also the root word of salve, indicating its high repute as …

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Growing Mint and Choosing the Best Mint Varieties

Growing Mint If you are thinking about growing mint in an existing or new herb garden it’s important to make sure you choose the right variety of mint depending on how you want to use it. This article will help you in both of these areas, ensuring that you know the important facts about how …

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Gardening With Coraline: Planting Veggies & Herbs

This year we decided since Coraline is now 3 years old, it would be a good time to introduce her to the family friendly activity of gardening. Not only will she truly learn where her favorite produce comes from, it is also a great tactile activity she can take part in.  Not to mention it …

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4 Uncommon Herbs For Your Culinary Garden

Most every gardener is familiar with the common culinary herbs like basil, thyme, sage and oregano. However, several uncommon herbs can add not only different flavors to your cooking, but also some interesting ornamental plants for your gardens. Here are 4 uncommon herbs to add to your garden: Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a striking perennial herb …

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How to Harvest and Preserve Herbs As Aromatic Oils

One of the big delights of growing your own herbs is being able to experience the aromatic smells they emit as you brush by them or sit next to them in the garden in the late evening or early morning. You can enjoy this wonderful experience outside the herb growing season by using your herbs …

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