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How to Preserve Herbs
Fresh herbs can transform meals, but many herbs die back in winters! Air drying, microwave drying,...
Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the...
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when to harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs? Here’s expert advice on how to pick...
Drying Tomatoes, Peppers, and Herbs
Consider drying your herbs and late-harvest vegetablesc—such as tomatoes and peppers—to keep them...
How to Freeze and Dry Herbs
Although I grow many herbs fresh in pots and in my greenhouse for year-round use, I also preserve...
How to Make Homemade Lavender Rose Potpourri
See how to make a simple, classic flower potpourri recipe. We especially like roses and lavender ...
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups...
Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
When herbs are in season, rejoice in recipes that incorporate heavenly rosemary, basil, dill, mint...
What is the Difference Between Spices and Herbs?
What is the difference between spices and herbs? An herb is the green, leafy part of the plant. A...
How to Grow Herbs in Containers
Learn how to grow herbs in containers—and which herbs grow best in pots. Grow several different...
3 Easy Herbs Any Beginner Gardener Can Grow
If you’re new to gardening, we recommend three versatile herbs: basil, cilantro, and parsley. Fresh...
Companion Planting With Herbs
Learn about companion planting with herbs! Here are pictures of your most common herbs, as well as...
Growing Borage at Home: Great for the Garden and Health!
Borage (sometimes called Star Flower) is an edible annual herb, with lovely blue flowers and both...
Planting Calming Herbs for You and Your Garden
We are living in uncertain times that can cause even the calmest person to experience some anxiety...
Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is an aromatic and distinctive herb...
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the...
Stinging Nettle: Plant of a Thousand Uses
Often thought of as weeds, the stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is actually the plant of a thousand...
Basil is a warm-weather, fragrant herb that tastes great in many dishes—including the beloved...
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful edible flowers. Here’s how...
Growing Herbs Indoors
Even just a few pots of herbs indoors can supply you with wonderful flavors at your fingertips year...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Celebrate spring! Look for these seasonal ingredients showing up in your local market or garden—...
How to Care for Lavender in Winter
Lavender grows best outdoors, but you can also keep these aromatic gems alive over the winter. Plus...
Garden sage is easy to grow—and a wonderful culinary herb that flavors meat and bean dishes (...
12 Uses for Mint Leaves From Health to Home
How do you use extra mint leaves? Here are 12 marvelous uses for mint around the home and garden—...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
Herb Growing Guide: How to Grow Herbs
Growing herbs is not difficult to do! Our helpful chart will take you from seed-starting to the...
Thyme is a wonderful herb with a pleasant, pungent, clover flavor. It smells like summer to us!...
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down the...
Cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather of spring...
Growing Calendula: How to Grow Pot Marigold
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula, commonly called...
10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Freeze it, pickle it, dry it, store it! Here are 10...
Starting Herbs from Cuttings
Grow new herbs from cuttings easily and for free! Late summer is the perfect time to do this,...
Make Your Own Herb Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Vegetable Garden Plans
See our vegetable garden plot plan—plus the accompanying plant list—for a 5 x 10 space. This...
How to Overwinter Your Plants and Garden
Learn how to properly overwinter your garden plants to keep them protected from snow, wind, and...
5 Natural Treatments for Healthy Hair
To care for your hair, forget those so-called miracle salon products. Here are 10 common-sense hair...
Homemade Backyard Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Ever tried adding fresh mint to your ice cream? It’s so easy and beyond compare! At this point in...
Oregano is a perennial herb with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme....
Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It...
Parsley is a biennial plant with bright green, feather-like leaves and is in the same family as...
Lavender Lemon Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Try cooking with herbs! This lavender lemon chocolate chip pancake recipe was a huge hit with my...
Top 3 Spices to Fight Colds and Flu
Did you know that three spices in your pantry fight colds or the flu? Yes, add some healing spices...