Beginner Tips for Starting an Herb Garden

Beginner Tips for Starting an Herb Garden

Whether you have a black thumb or you have done some gardening, but not with herbs, these beginner tips for starting an herb garden are, I hope, going to be helpful. You will learn how to find the right spot, water instructions, harvesting, and some basics of what to do with your herbs. Having an …

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Keep These Healing Weeds in Your Garden

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When you hear the word “weeds” as it pertains to a garden or yard, it usually means that it is something bad. However, while some weeds should be controlled, there are others that actually have medicinal qualities! Here are some healing weeds you should keep in your garden. Dandelion Dandelions are technically a weed that …

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Avoid These 4 Herb Garden Mistakes

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Starting an herb garden is not a difficult task at all once you learn the basics. Herbs are, after all, mostly in the “weed” category, but a few still need something close to their native growing conditions to thrive. It might not be something you understand right away. There are also some mistakes beginners tend …

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Volunteers in the Herb Garden

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Volunteers in the Herb Garden… Parsley, caraway, and dill Every gardener could use herb garden volunteers to help out once in a while. Especially when the volunteer tastes as good as some that are commonly found in the herb garden. Parsley, caraway, and dill are three commonly used herbs that will return on their own, …

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Beat the Heat – Grow an Herb Garden Indoors

We’ve been gone… gardening!Hi gardening readers, I know it has been a while! the garden has taken on a new life this year and we have added a full blown herb farm to the mix. We’ve been so busy gardening we haven’t had time for posting. But I got an email from the folks at …

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Growth Requirements for Common Herbs

Different herbs have different growth requirements to flourish. The growing environment that will cause one herb to grow plentiful for you will cause another to languish. The table below will help you find the right spot for the right herb. HERB LIGHT SOIL HEIGHT PROPAGATION HARDINESS Angelica Angelica archangelica Biennial Best in cool climates Light …

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Alliums

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The Allium family of plant includes onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, and scallions The latin word allium literally means ‘garlic’. Alliums are herbaceous perennials with flowers produced on scapes, a flower stem. Hardiness: Alliums can be grown in Zones 3 to 9, depending upon the species and the cultivar. Alliums aren’t terribly picky: Most alliums grow …

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Appreciating the Winter Garden

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Two words bring together my feelings about gardening: appreciation and fascination. At the end of December, when time seems compressed and hasty, tasks are many and quiet moments few, the garden gives us time to appreciate a slower, gentler pace. Appreciation means, to me, looking closely at plants, sensing the feel of damp winter air, …

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