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5 Herbs You Can Use in Smoking Mixtures
Herbs have long been used in smoking mixtures for pleasure and healing. These herbs are used in a basic smoking mixture, to replace cigarettes. Even one substituted herbal smoke, means one less cigarette.
Top 5 Culinary Herbs For Beef Recipes
Culinary herbs are a popular reason to have an herbal garden. Find out what culinary herbs work best with beef recipes.
Can You Get High Off Garden Herbs?
There are many misconceptions about drug use and household herbs. Find out more about getting high using household herbs.
What Herbs Season Fish and Seafood?
Herbs used to season fish and seafood dishes.
Learn How to Grow Ginger Root Indoors
Ginger is a spicy, delicious herb used for many dishes. You may always buy your ginger from the grocer, and never consider growing it youself. Did you know, you can easily grow your own ginger indoors. Find out how to grow your own ginger in your home.
What Are The Top 5 Indoor Herb Garden Kits
What are the top 5 indoor herb garden kits?
Where To Buy Herb Plants Online
There are many herbal sites online to buy herbs from, here are just a few.
How to dehydrate herbs for storage
How to use a food dehydrator to dry herbs for storage.
How To Keep My Rosemary Christmas Tree Alive
How to care for the rosemary topiary that you received as a Christmas gift.
5 Garden Herbs You'll Only Have to Plant Once
Perennial herbs are a great way to add beauty to your landscaping. Here are my 5 best perennial herbs for any herb gardener to grow.
Starting an Herb Garden? Avoid These 10 Mistakes
The top 10 most common mistakes in herb gardening and how to avoid them.
How to Make Organic Compost for Your Garden
How to make your own compost and how to make your own compost bin. Making compost is easy to do and requires very little effort. Here is how to get started.
Tips for a Successful Indoor Herb Garden
How to grow herbs inside the home as well as you do outside
Catnip For Dogs
Everyone knows that cats go nuts for catnip. If you are a dog lover, did you know that anise is an herb that will excite your dog just as much?
5 More Herbs For Smoking Mixtures
More herbs for an herbal smoking mixture
5 Herbs For Seasoning Spring Peas
5 Herbs season spring pea recipes
10 Herbs To Use For An Herbal Bath
Herbs for a soothing herbal bath. These herbs can provide relaxation, muscle relief and even help for dry irritated skin. Check out the list of herbs to use for a luxurious herbal bath.
Plant These 5 Herbs to Deter Those Pesky Deer
Deer control is a serious issue for urban as well as country gardens. Before you resort to drastic chemical or expensive fencing measures, try planting some of these wonderful herbs for a natural deer repellent.
Everything Guide To Herb Gardening
The complete herb garden guide will walk you through the entire process of designing planting and harvesting you own herb garden
6 Best Herbs For Mexican Cooking
If you want to kick up your Mexican night, try growing these 6 herbs and put a little kick in your Latino Cooking!
How To Grow An Indoor Herb Garden
Indoor herb garden basics. How to grow herbs indoors.
Make your own hand rubbed sage
Make hand rubbed sage at home. Herb Gardens.
Make Homemade Cough Syrup with These 10 Herbs
What herbs are used for making your own cough syrup at home. Use any of these easy to find herbs, and make an herbal syrup that is not only tasty, but will help calm that cough.
What Herbs Do I Use To Make A Compound Butter
Five herbs to make an herbal butter, better known as a compound butter, which is generally used to flavor or finish a dish.
Pruning Roses In Winter
Can I prune back my roses during a warm spell in winter?
What Can I Do To Herb Garden In The Winter?
What to do during the winter, in the herb garden.
Herbs Used To Season Asparagus Dishes
Herbs for cooking with asparagus.
5 Best Herbs For a Medicinal Herb Garden
There are many herbs that offer healing abilities. If you are interested in learning more about herbs used to heal, here is my list of the top 5 herbs for a medicinal herb garden.
Herbs For Venison Dishes
Herbs used to season venison and other wild game dishes.
5 Best Herbs For Cold And Flu Season
5 best herbs for making plant medicine during cold and flu season.
5 Herbs that Flourish in Containers
For small space gardeners, herbs love to be grown in containers! Here are my choices for the 5 best herbs to grow in containers.
Top 5 Herbs For Making Skin Creams
Making creams and lotions is a great way to use your herbs. Here are 5 herbs that work well to soothe the skin and not cause irritation.
Say "I Love You" With Herbs
Love and romance are influenced by many things. Let these herbs tell your loved one how much they mean to you. Each of these herbs are meaningful in the language of love and romance.
Cilantro - What is Cilantro Used For?
Cilantro is a fresh, distinct tasting herb that is essential to Latin cooking. It is an ingredient that evokes strong emotions of love or hate in all who experience its flavor. Here are some ideas for growing cilantro and how to use it in everyday cooking.
Tips for Making Your Own Herbal Tea
Learn how to make your own herb tea blends.
How to Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden
How to plant a kitchen herb garden
Sweet Marjoram
Sweet marjoram is a full flavored herb, used in many Italian and Greek dishes. Sweet marjoram is a must have for a kitchen herb garden.
Rosemary - What is Rosemary?
Rosemary has a distinct taste that finishes many fine dishes. It is easy to grown and likes to live in container gardens and indoor gardens alike. Rosemary can be pruned into fantastic sculpture and when dried, keeps its heady scent. Find out more about this useful herb.
5 Herbs For A Lemon Scented Herb Garden
5 Herbs that all have a lemony scent and taste, for an herb garden.
Herbal Head Lice Remedies
Here are a list of Herbs for head lice. These can be made into simple remedies to combat head lice infestation.
5 Insects That Can Damage Your Indoor Gardens
Indoor gardens need a bit of extra care, since you control the environment. What is good for your plants is also good for insects.
How To Grow and Use Eucalyptus
How to grow and use the herb Eucalyptus
Birds and Bees Love this Easy-To-Grow Herb
Mullein is an emollient herb, good for cough and cold formulas
Chives are a wonderfully easy herb to grow in the garden. They have a light onion taste that is fantastic for all your light summer salads. Here are some other uses for chives that you may not know about.
Lavender - How To Use Lavender
Lavender grows well in sunny, open areas.
Green Manure
Green manures are a great way to add organic nutrients to your soil. Here is how to choose and plant green manure for your garden.
What Herbs Correspond To My Horoscope?
Your Horoscope sign and the corresponding herbs
Herb Profile: Nettles
The nettle is a medicinal powerhouse of nutrients. They are also perfectly at home in the cook's kitchen. Often misunderstood, nettles should be reconsidered as a healthy addition to your cooking and herbal medicine chest.
Seven Keys For A Successful Indoor Herb Garden
Here are seven keys for a successful indoor herb garden. These areas are crucial for healthy indoor plants.
All About Garden Sage
Although best known as an ingredient in poultry stuffing, Sage has been used medicinally for thousands of years. In the Middle ages, Sage was thought to promote longevity. One legend says its healing comes directly from the Virgin Mary.
Fertilize An Indoor Herb Garden - How To...
How to fertilize an indoor herb garden.
Elderberry is a delicious wild berry, proven to be useful for fighting flu. It can be made into a tincture, tea, syrup or other tasty remedy.
10 Herbs To Start Your Culinary Herb Garden
With so many wonderful herbs to plant, it is hard to choose which to start with. Here are 10 great culinary herbs to get your garden started!
Lemon Balm - Herb Tea Essential
Lemon balm is an herb tea essential. The lemony flavor blends well with many herbs. Lemon balm makes even the most bitter medicinal tea palatable.
Varieties Of Roses
Roses come in many colors and varieties. Let's take a look at the different kinds of roses and find one that fits your needs. Find out more about roses here.
Thyme - How To Grow and Use Thyme
Thyme is a fragrant and useful herb. It is a classic ingredient in soup,stews and meats seasonings. Thyme has many growth habits and is a low maintenance plant, making it perfect for every garden.
5 Herbs That Are Dangerous
5 herbs that are dangerous to ingest or handle. Use caution if growing and handling any of these varieties.
Top 5 Herbs For Holiday Cooking
There is nothing like holiday cooking, to bring back nostalgic memories of love and family. No matter how you celebrate, the sights and scents of certain foods always makes us feel warm and fuzzy. Learn about my personal top 5 herbs for holiday cooking, and see the lists of recipes that you can use them in. Enjoy!
10 Herbs That Help Tomato Plants Thrive
Growing the perfect tomato is an art. Every gardener has his or her special secrets to the tastiest crop. Growing tomatoes with companion herbs can increase yield and taste, plus offer protection for beneficial insects.
5 Easy Herbs From Seed
5 herbs to start from seed. These will grow fast and strong, no need to buy them in a pot!
How to Make Your Own Candied Ginger
Buy a fresh piece of ginger from the produce section of your local grocer.
5 Best Herbs For Container Gardening
Container Gardening with herbs is a great way to offer beauty and color to your entry or patio area. Here are my choices for the 5 best herbs to grow in containers.
How To Grow A Kitchen Herb Garden
Grow culinary herbs for delicious additions to everyday cooking. Grow a kitchen herb garden in a simple container, that is also a lovely decoration for your home.
Basil grows well both indoors and out. It is an easy herb to grow from seed and rewards the gardener with an abundant crop from just a few plants. Find out more ways to use basil here.
How To Prune My Herb Garden
How to prune herbs to promote the healthiest growth.
How To Plant Roses
A short description on how to plant roses for the beginning gardener.
The 5 Best Herbs to Use in an Herbal Salve
5 best herbs for an soothing herbal salve. Here is a list of the 5 best herbs to make an herbal salve.
Growing and Using Peppermint
Peppermint is a refreshing and familiar tasting herb. Learn how to grow it, what to do with it and a bit of history behind this lovely herb.
Fennel - What is Fennel
Fennel is a popular culinary and medicinal herb. It is naturally sweet tasting, beautiful in the garden, and an irresistible draw to the fantastic Swallowtail butterfly.Learn more about fennel here.
What Herbs Are Soothing For The Eye Area
Many herbs are useful for soothing the delicate area around the eyes. This is a list of 8 common herbs that you can easily find.
Drying Your Herbal Harvest
After all the work of growing perfect herbs, it would be a shame to waste any. Drying herbs is a great way to keep them fresh tasting and lovely all the year long. Here are a few ways to dry your herbs properly.
The Beginner's Guide to Herb Gardening
Here is how to start an herb garden from scratch.
Burdock - What Is Burdock
Burdock is a useful and nourishing herb for any herb garden. Get to know burdock and all its uses here.
5 Best Herbs For an Indoor Herb Garden
5 easy to grow herbs for the indoor kitchen garden.
How to Protect Herbs From Frost
How to protect your herbs from frost. Winter herb garden tips.
Herbs For A Drought Garden
During a drought, some herbs do better than others. Find 10 herbs that do very well during a drought.
Make Herbal Butter That Rocks
compound butter. Herb Gardens.
10 Best Herbs For Making Potpourri
How to use herbs to make potpourri
Herbs Used To Season Onion Dishes
Herbs to season the spring vegetable: Onion.
All About Coriander
Coriander is a double duty herb. Its seeds are known as coriander, and its leaves are known as cilantro. This flavorful herb is used in Latin cooking.
Dandelion deserves a place of honor in any herb lover's garden. Every part of the plant is useful. It is well worth a closer look.
How to transplant rosemary
transplant rosemary into your indoor garden with a few easy steps.
10 Best Herbs For Herbal Vinegars
Herbal vinegars are a wonderful way to use up the herbs that you grow. They also make wonderful gifts during the holiday season.
Make Herbal Finishing Salt
Make a beautiful herbal finishing salt. Give this unusual gift, to anyone who loves to cook. It makes an impressive present, and is simple to make.
Seedling - What Is A Seedling
What is a seedling? Herb Gardens.
Herb Profile: Bee Balm - Monarda Didyma
Bee balm is a stunning herb, that will be a striking focal point for your garden. It also tastes wonderful in tea and has medicinal benefits. Truly a multipurpose herb, bee balm is a must have.
5 Herbs To Soothe Indigestion
Five herbs to help soothe indigestion caused by overindulgence during the holidays - or anytime - including fennel, mint and dill.
5 Yummy Things to Do With Dandelion
Top 5 things to do with dandelion. If your lawn is a sea of yellow flowers, don't despair! Here are my top 5 things to do with dandelion. You may find that you don't have enough of this useful plant after all.
5 Great Herbs for a Shade Garden
Herbs that grow well in a shade garden design.
How to Make a Vinegar Tincture
How to make a tincture with vinegar instead of alcohol.
Dill - Not Just for Pickles
Dill is a showy herb, with a tall, thin stem and airy flowers. Most recognized in pickles, dill offers great taste to fish, summer salads and dressings. Dill dries very well and is most commonly found this way. Because of its height, dill makes a lovely backdrop to other herbs or even in a landscaping layout. It can add height and drama to an otherwise hard to garden area.
Hydroponics - What is Hydroponic Gardening
Hydroponics - What is hydroponics, and how can you use it in your herb garden
Why You Should Love Yarrow
Yarrow - What is yarrow and how it is useful in medicinal and ornamental herb gardens.
How To Make Your Own Organic Garden Spray
Make your own spray to repel the biting and sucking bugs in your garden. This spray is safe to ingest but washing herbs before eating is still recommended.
Herb Garden Pest Control
Here are some ideas for herb garden pest control. Organic choices may be just what you need! Read more information here about what organic means to control pests in the herb garden.
What Trees Are Herbals?
4 Herbal trees and their uses
Drying All Parts Of The Herb
The most common way to preserve herbs is to dry them. Here are some tips on how to dry the herbal harvest.
What is Borage Used For?
Borage is a lovely herb. It can be used for a beautiful decorative planting, delicious food item and a medicinal food.
Top 5 Herbal Healing Books
5 Must have books for learning about herbal healing.
Growing and Using Chamomile
Chamomile is associated with sleeping and babies for a good reason. Its delicate taste and soothing work both inside and out of the body. Chamomile teas leave us relaxed, rashes are calmed and babies rest. Try growing chamomile in your garden for a multi purpose herb that is beautiful as well as healing.
Herb Profile: Chives
Chives are one of the most well known herbs, but often one of the least used. Everyone seems to know someone growing chives. Many of us only know chives as a decorative touch on a baked potato and they never seem to get used to their full potential.
Basil - what is basil
Basil grows well both indoors and out. It is an easy herb to grow from seed and rewards the gardener with an abundant crop from just a few plants. Find out more ways to use basil here.
formula is another name for an herbal recipe
Rock Your Indoor Medicinal Herb Garden
Medicinal herbs have a place both indoors and out. Learn how to grow an indoor herb garden, full of medicinal herbs for your family!
When Should I Plant My Garlic?
What is the best time of year to plant garlic? How to grow and harvest garlic in the herb garden.
5 Herbs For Sleep Pillows
Herbs to combine for a sleep pillow.
Slippery Elm - What is Slippery Elm?
Slippery Elm is used for a wide array of herbal remedies. It is a nutritious and soothing ingredient for throat and cold recipes, an important ingredient for IBS sufferers and much more.
How To Dry Herbs
Once your herbs have been harvested, you will need to dry them. Here are some ways to dry herbs.
10 Herbs For A Roman Herb Garden
10 Herbs that would have been found in a Roman Cook's garden. These herbs can still be found today, and if you are designing an ancient style garden, they will provide you with not only delicious herbs for cooking, but a unique type garden.
How to Grow Kickass Anise
Anise is a lovely herb, both in plant and taste. Licorice like in taste, it has a rich history in both usefulness and lore
Rosemary - For Rememberance
Rosemary is a delicious and beautiful herb. You can find many varieties to fit your need: upright and trailing. Use them interchangeably and even grow multiple varieties as each is distinctly different looking. I use trailing varieties for my herb standards. I braid three stems and use those as the main stem. It gives a more decorative look to my finished standard.
Caraway - What Is Caraway
All about the herb caraway. Herb Gardens.
Awesome Herbs Use These Fertilizers
What fertilizers are best for herb growth
Attracting Beneficial Insects To The Garden...
Beneficial insects will enhance your gardens by bringing pollinators and natural protection to your landscape. When you garden, consider the positive benefits that these welcome insects will bring if you an attract them.
Grow Badass Worms
Make your own fertilizer, and keep your indoor gardens growing beautifully with your own organic ingredients. Make a worm bin that fits under your kitchen sink! Here are 5 must have items to make your own worm bin.
We Have Moringa!
I am excited to share this picture with you all today. A couple of weeks ago on Facebook, the coversation drifted to the Moringa oleifera tree. I was gifted
How To Grow and Uses For The Herb Comfrey
Comfrey is easy to grow and makes a beautiful ornamental herb. It is also useful medicinally and nutritionally for livestock.
How To Grow An Herb Garden That Won't Die
How to grow a foolproof herb garden
Lavender is found in a wide variety of strains. It is a popular herb for borders and to grow in a crafter's garden. Find out ways to grow lavender and how it was used historically. This is one herb you can not do without.
Savory - Summer or Winter
Savory includes the annual summer savory and the perennial winter savory. Find out about its USDA hardiness zone, harvest, and uses in food and medicine.
How To Make Herbal Potpourri
All about herbal potpourri. Herb Gardens.
Are Herbal Smoking Mixtures Safe To Use?
Herbal smoking mixtures have regained popularity in the last couple of years. Are they safe to smoke and are they addictive like tobacco products?
Readers' Choice Awards 2013 - The Best Online...
Vote for your favorite Online Herbal Education in this year's About.com Readers' Choice Awards.
How to Grow Tea Trea
How to grow and use the Melaleuca, or Tea Tree.
What To Do After You Have Basil Downy Mildew
What to do if you have Basil Downy Mildew disease.
5 Tasty Things to Do With Elderberries
5 things to do with the shrub elderberry. These are all delicious!
What Herbs Repel Biting Flies
These herbs repel biting flies from home and barn.
Echinacea is a well known herb. It is used for healing as well as a stunning border accent.
How To Create Perfect Herbal Hanging Baskets
Tips for creating perfect herbal hanging baskets
5 Herbal Gifts For The Hostess
Herbal gifts that are perfect to present your host or hostess this holiday season. Simple to make and they bring such joy to the recipient. These are my top 5 Herbal Hostess Gifts.
Parsley - How to Grow Parsley
Parsley is a fresh tasting, easy to grow herb. It has a place in any cook's garden. Find out how to grow and use parsley here.
Drying Herbs For Herbal Smoking Mixtures
Herbs for smoking must be dried properly in order to make a palatable mixture.
Lemon Verbena - The Perfect Tea Herb
Lemon verbena is prized for its pure lemon flavor. Highly sought after for herb tea blends, this tall showy herb, grows beautifully both indoors and out.
Make Your Own Glorious Herbal Hair Rinse
Herbal hair care is a gentle way to rinse and add shine to your hair. Herbs can help with many issues that we all face: dryness, dandruff, oily, grey hair. Try this easy to make herbal rinse.
Awesome Winter Mulch For Kickin Spring Gardens
Mulching is one of the most important steps for any gardener. Learn what makes the best mulch and how to use it properly.
The Herb Companion Magazine
This is a great place for herb information and how to use the herbs that you grow.
Why Your Herbal Remedies Come From Your History
Make your own herbal remedies because you understand the herbs that live where you do. Take the time to learn your local plants and make amazing herbal remedies.
Are Sunflowers Poisonous?
Are sunflowers poisonous. Herb Gardens.
Overwatering Your Herbs
Overwatering your herbs is just as harmful as no enough moisture. Here is how to tell if your herbs are receiving too much water.
Indoor Herb Gardening: What's Wrong With My...
What can go wrong with my indoor basil plant?
House Garden Plant Light
Review of a plant growlight that fits into a common household lamp.
A Cheap and Easy Worm Bin
Making a worm bin is an easy and fun way to compost your kitchen scraps. A worm bin is perfect for a small apartment and indoor herb gardening because it takes up little room and produces no odor. Here is how to do it!
Astragalus - What is Astragalus
Astragalus is an important herb for supporting the immune system. Learn all about astragalus here.
Pregnancy Tea For Women
A delicious tea that includes herbs known for their nutritious qualities
This must-have herb, which is both beautiful and easy to grow, has a wide range of uses, from medicinal to soapmaking.
Marsh mallow - Soothing, Tasty Herb
Marsh mallow is a useful, soothing herb, with many uses. Find out how to incorporate marsh mallow into your herb garden for beauty and medicinal value.
DIY Worm Bin
Vermiculture is an easy way for herb gardeners to add rich nutrients to their gardens. It is a small enough system to fit under an apartment sink.
Love Tea? Grow Your Own!
herbal tea garden. Herb Gardens.
How To Grind Fresh Horseradish Root For Use
How to make fresh, ground horseradish from the garden.

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