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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...
How to Make Rose Potpourri
See how to make a simple, classic potpourri recipe using rose petals and other flowers. It’s a...
Starting Herbs from Cuttings
Grow new herbs from cuttings easily and for free! Late summer is the perfect time to do this,...
Garden sage is easy to grow—and a wonderful culinary herb that flavors meat and bean dishes (...
Make Your Own Herb Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down the...
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...
Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is an aromatic and distinctive herb...
Benefits of Mint Plants: Medicinal, Culinary, and More
What do you know about the mint family, Lamiaceae, the sixth- or seventh-largest of the flowering...
Basil is a warm-weather, fragrant herb that tastes great in Italian dishes—and let’s not forget...
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in the taste of spring! Here are seasonal recipes using asparagus, rhubarb, fresh peas,...
Companion Planting With Herbs
Learn about companion planting with herbs! The classic example is that basil grows well with...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
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...
Windowsill Herb Garden
Do you enjoy using freshly snipped herbs from the garden as much as I do? Now that summer is...
Old-Fashioned Hair Care Tips and Treatments
To care for your hair, forget those so-called miracle salon products. Here are 10 common-sense hair...
Comforting Calendula and Its Many Benefits
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula. Irresistible...
Coriander and Cilantro
Coriander/cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather...
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when to pick vegetables at the peak of flavor? When is your fruit ripe for picking...
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...
Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the...
Oregano is a perennial herb with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme....
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful purple flowers. Here’s how...
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups...
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...
Thyme is a small perennial shrub with lots of branches and light purple to pink flowers. Here’s how...
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...
How to Grow Herbs in Containers
Learn how to grow herbs in containers—and which herbs grow best in pots. Grow several different...
History of Pickling and Pickling Spices
If you love pickles, you will be as intrigued as to learn about the history of pickling and...
Saffron is An Exotic Spice Worth its Weight
Saffron is considered one of the top 16 most expensive substances in the world by weight and easily...
Information About Plants: Vegetables, Herbs, & Fruit Guides
Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our...
Cilantro: Are You a Friend or Foe?
Cilantro, Coriandrum sativum, also known as coriander or Chinese parsley, can incite a repulsed...
Difference Between Herbs and Spices
Notice how we keep all our seasonings in a “spice cupboard” and don’t call it an “herbs and spice” ...
Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Those of us with herb gardens are eager to start trying easy, healthy recipes that include herbs!...
Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long...
Homemade Hair Treatments, Lotions, and Nail Care
All-natural homemade treatments can help you not to break the bank, especially with these easy and...
Growing Herbs in the Garden
Growing herbs in containers or a small space is so easy—and who likes paying for a package of herbs...
Basil Varieties for the Garden
Every spring we plant about a dozen different varieties of basil but I’m told there are over 150...
Overwintering Rosemary: Growing Rosemary Indoors
Find out how to overwinter rosemary and grow rosemary indoors to keep this wonderful herb growing...
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