Wednesday March 5, 2014
Just in case you were out shoveling last month and may have missed some of my new content, here is a list of all the articles and other bits. Thanks for reading!
5 Herbs Used For Powders -Some herbs can be powdered and use cosmetically, or nutritionally. Check out a short list.
What is An Herb - Sometimes the basics need to be said.
How to Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden - If you usually lose steam taking care of an herb garden, why not start with something that greets you in the busiest room in the house?
The Beginner's Guide to Starting an Herb Garden From Seeds - Overwhelmed with the whole concept of herb gardens from seed? Check out this overview.
Russian Herbs - If the Olympics inspired you to explore Russian Cuisine, these familiar herbs are often used. Plenty of Russian recipes included.
2014 Herb of The Year - Celebrate the Herb of the Year; Artemisia.
How to Prepare Seeds For Planting - If you ever wonder why you don't have success growing certain herb seeds, perhaps the seeds needed an extra step in order to germinate.
Seed Diagram - I drew it and scanned it. Now someone has to at least look at my skills.
5 Herbs That Help Soothe Pinkeye - It's no laughing matter, but I firmly believe that Bob Costas could have remained at the Olympics with some simple herbal remedies. Yeesh.
That's it! Soldiering on into March!
Thursday February 27, 2014
Soothing and lovely, Eucalyptus deserves a closer look. I once grew a large table of eucalyptus for making topiaries. Then, when they were large enough to transfer to the form, I became so in love with brushing my hand over the flats of fragrant plants that I never did transplant them to the topiary form. Thus began my love of this deliciously scented herb. Recently, I saw a suggestions to hang a branch of eucalyptus in the shower, so the heat releases the scent. This is brilliant! If only I could find fresh eucalyptus branches in the dead of winter, while sick. Perhaps I should grow some in the greenhouse?
I like to make sleep pillows for my children when they are stuffed up, that contain the leaves. They feel like they are taking a little big of comfort to bed with them and it really does seem to help them get some rest.
All About Eucalyptus
Wednesday February 19, 2014
I am currently sipping a cup of hot tea and watching even more snow fall on the 3+ feet that is already out there. Wow! I can't even imagine that someday soon I will be starting my herb seeds. It's a good thing that I have a little greenhouse off the side of my home, where I spend plenty of time each day to counteract the cold, dark days of winter.
I wanted to share with you a new page that I have created to address herbs and livestock. Since that is beyond the scope of this site, I thought it made sense. Here is the link directly to the page: The Farmer's Herbal. I encourage you to *like* and ask any animal related herbal questions there.
Monday February 10, 2014
Seriously, all kidding aside, our voice of the Olympics; Bob Costas, needs to soothe his tired eyes. Of course, we can all just guess what's going on, but it certainly appears that the poor man has Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye) As it continues to progress, all I can wonder is if there are any herbs in Russia that can be purchases and used as makeshift eye compresses? Could someone give that man a teabag?
5 Herbs That Soothe Pinkeye