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Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our...
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups...
Coriander and Cilantro
Coriander/cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic herb that grows in the cooler weather of spring and ...
Basil is a leafy, fragrant annual with a bushy appearance. The most common type of basil is sweet...
What is The Difference...
When you go to reach for seasonings at home you often head to your spice cupboard. Right? Notice...
Herbal Folklore and Old...
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long...
Growing Herbs in the...
Growing herbs in containers or a small space is so easy—and who likes paying for a package of herbs...
Basil Varieties for the...
Every spring we plant about a dozen different varieties of basil but I’m told there are over 150...
Oregano is a perennial with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme. Its...
Sage is a hardy perennial with soft, grayish green leaves. Its flower colors vary; they can be...
Thyme is a small perennial shrub with lots of branches and light purple to pink flowers. It’s...
Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is a pungent and distinctive plant...
Parsley is a biennial plant with bright green, featherlike leaves and is in the same family as dill...
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful purple flowers. Chives are...
Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It...
Windowsill Herb Garden
Do you enjoy using freshly snipped herbs from the garden as much as I do? Now that summer is...
Parsley: Don’t Leave It...
Ah, parsley. Its lovely green leaves dress up a plate but often return to the kitchen sink soggy....
Drying Basil, Tomatoes...
Drying is one of the oldest forms of preservation in the world. Virtually all indigenous tribes...
Bee Buzz & Blue...
My yard is abuzz with bees from early Spring until late October. Sometimes, I have to swat them...
Great Gifts for...
My son asked me Thanksgiving night what I wanted for Christmas. Like he had to ask? We gardeners...
Herb Garden Solutions
Mint is an invasive thug in my garden and everyone else’s. Runners spread rapidly and can choke...
Making Herbal Vinegars
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Mint Chiller: The...
I found my new go-to summer drink recipe: Mint Chiller. Doesn’t the name alone make you want to try...
Vegetable Garden Plans
This vegetable garden plan and plant list will please your palate! Harvesting fresh veggies, herbs...
Plant Guide: Vegetables...
Welcome to our plant guide to vegetables and herbs! Our plant pages provide essential planting and...
Seasonal Crafts: Old...
Here is a simple, classic potpourri recipe you can try. It's a wonderful way to sweeten the indoor ...
Tarragon is a perennial herb with long, light green leaves and tiny greenish or yellowish white...
Herb Companions in the...
Herbs are great companions to food in your culinary masterpieces, and they are great companions in...
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