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10 Most Common Herb Garden Mistakes
The top 10 most common mistakes in herb gardening and how to avoid them.
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.
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.
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.
5 Best Perennial Herbs for your Garden
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.
5 Best Culinary Herbs For Beef
Culinary herbs are a popular reason to have an herbal garden. Find out what culinary herbs work best with beef recipes.
5 Best Deer Resistant Herbs
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.
Herbs For A Shade Garden
Herbs that grow well in a shade garden design.
Which Household Herbs Will Get Me High?
There are many misconceptions about drug use and household herbs. Find out more about getting high using household herbs.
Where To Buy Herb Plants Online
There are many herbal sites online to buy herbs from, here are just a few.
What Are The Top 5 Indoor Herb Garden Kits
What are the top 5 indoor herb garden kits?
Companion Herbs For Tomato Gardens
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.
How to Grow Herbs Indoors
How to grow herbs inside the home as well as you do outside
How To Make Compost
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 Spring Rose Care
From Rose Expert: Chris VanCleave, here are 10 tips that will have your spring roses blooming nicely!
How To Use Wild Mullein
Mullein is an emollient herb, good for cough and cold formulas
Before You Start An Herb Garden
Here is how to start an herb garden from scratch.
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.
Make Your Own Herb Tea Blend
Learn how to make your own herb tea blends.
Top 5 Uses For Dandelion - What To Do With...
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.
How To Grow and Use Eucalyptus
How to grow and use the herb Eucalyptus
How To Make Dandelion Herbal Jelly
An easy recipe for herbal jelly, using dandelion blossoms.
How To Dye Easter Eggs Using Herbs
Learn how to dye Easter eggs with herbs. Using dried herbs and a few simple ingredients, dye your Easter eggs with natural dyes.
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.
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!
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!
5 Herbs That Are Best Purchased As Plants
The top 5 herbs to buy as plants from a greenhouse. Skip trying to grow these from seed. Buy them instead!
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.
How Do I Know If My Old Seeds Will Grow?
Saving your own herb seeds is a great way to garden for little more than pennies each year. Everyone knows that seeds have some sort of lifespan.
How to dehydrate herbs for storage
How to use a food dehydrator to dry herbs for storage.
5 Herbs For Early Spring Gardens
These 5 herb are cold tolerant and can be grown from seed.
What Herbs Make Poor Neighbors
Although it is commonly known about using herbs as companion plants, what you may not know, is that many herbal combinations can actually harm one of the plants in the group. See what herbs should avoid being neighbors.
When To Start Herbs From Seed
One of the most frugal ways to start an herb garden is to start your herbs from seed. Here is a list of some common herbs and when to start them from seed.
5 More Herbs For Smoking Mixtures
More herbs for an herbal smoking mixture
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.
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 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.
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.
What Herbs Can Take Short Seasons And Fussy...
There are herbs that can take a little bit of abuse and still thrive. Here are 5 herbs that can take the stress of being in high altitude, short season, fluctuating temperature and still keep growing.
How To Mix the Perfect Soil For a Raised Bed...
The nicest feature about a raised bed garden, is that you can create the perfect growing medium to fill it with.
Calendula or pot marigold is a familiar...
Calendula or pot marigold is a familiar sounding herb to most of us. It is also used for a wide range of things that can help the gardener in us as well as the herbalist. Here you will find more about calendula.
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 Create Perfect Herbal Hanging Baskets
Tips for creating perfect herbal hanging baskets
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.
How To Plant Your Herb Garden From Seed Packets
Now that the seed catalogs are pouring in, you probably have plenty of packets ordered, possibly even sitting on your desk waiting to be planted. Feeling overwhelmed? Here are simple instructions for planting an herb garden from seed.
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.
Companion Planting With Herbs
Companion planting with herbs, is a great way to add some natural bug and disease protection to your regular garden. Companion planting with herbs can also increase the yield you get from your harvest.
How To Make Your Own Candied Ginger
Buy a fresh piece of ginger from the produce section of your local grocer.
What is a Raised Bed Herb Garden?
How to make a raised bed garden and what materials they are made from. Here are some basic ideas about raised bed gardens and why you may want one.
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.
What Can You Sell From Your Herb Garden
Making money with herbs from your herb garden, takes creative planning. You do not need a large area to grow them either. A small container garden of herbs, mixed with some ideas for sales, can equal a nice income. Find out more here.
How To Prune My Herb Garden
How to prune herbs to promote the healthiest growth.
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.
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!
Chives
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.
Dandelion
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.
Herbs Used To Season Asparagus Dishes
Herbs for cooking with asparagus.
How To Make Your Own 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!
10 Herbs To Make Cough Syrups
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.
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.
How To Train And Grow Climbing Roses For the...
Climbing roses are known for looking stunning, as they cascade with blooms. Here is how to grow and train your climbing rose to create this amazing look.
Ramps - What Are Ramps?
Ramps - What are ramps? Herb Gardens.
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.
Coriander, herbs, culinary, cooking, recipe
Coriander is a double duty herb. It offers two distinct tastes and can be grown in a variety of garden styles. Find out more about this herb here!
How To Grow An Herb Garden That Won't Die
How to grow a foolproof herb garden
5 Best Herbs For an Indoor Herb Garden
5 easy to grow herbs for the indoor kitchen garden.
Fertilize An Indoor Herb Garden - How To...
How to fertilize an indoor herb garden.
Burdock - What Is Burdock
Burdock is a useful and nourishing herb for any herb garden. Get to know burdock and all its uses here.
Herbs To Divide In Spring
Early spring is the time to divide many of your herbs. This saves you time and money in the garden.
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.
5 Herbs For Seasoning Spring Peas
5 Herbs season spring pea recipes
How To Plant Roses
A short description on how to plant roses for the beginning gardener.
What Herbs Repel Biting Flies
These herbs repel biting flies from home and barn.
5 Herbs To Include In A Butterfly Garden
5 herbs that attract butterflies to the garden.
What 5 Herbs Grow Best In An Edible Container...
7 Herbs for an edible container herb garden
Herbs For A Drought Garden
During a drought, some herbs do better than others. Find 10 herbs that do very well during a drought.
How to Properly Water the Herb Garden
Here are some ways to water your herb garden without all the backbreaking work of pulling hoses around the yard daily. See if any of these ideas will work for you. Efficient watering is better for both you and your garden.
5 Items You Must Have To Get Started In...
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.
How To Grow and Use Motherwort
Motherwort has a rich history of use by women, especially after childbirth.
How Do I Grow An Indoor Herb Garden
Are you interested in growing your herbs all year round? Then this is a guide to all things indoor gardening. Learn how to grow herbs indoors and what types of herbs work best in YOUR indoor garden environment.
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.
5 Best Herbs For 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.
How To Make Dandelion Infused Oil
How to make dandelion infused oil in a few, easy steps. This oil can be rubbed on aching joints and muscles. Dandelion oil is simple to make and very useful.
How to Protect Herbs From Frost
How to protect your herbs from frost. Winter herb garden tips.
5 Herbs That Are Dangerous
5 herbs that are dangerous to ingest or handle. Use caution if growing and handling any of these varieties.
Spring Garden Maintenance
During the spring there are chores that must be done. Here are a few ideas to get your out in the garden and enjoying the warm spring days. This is an important time to start working on your herb gardens-both in and out!
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.
What is a Container Garden?
A container garden is an easy way to have a lot of control over your herbs. It is a perfect solution to poor soil conditions, small growing spaces and containers lift the herbs to an easier level to work with. This is great for people with trouble getting right on the ground.
Savory - Summer or Winter
Savory actually can be two different types of herb: The annual summer savory and the perennial winter savory. Both savory types are very strongly flavored herbs that can lend a great kick of taste to fish, mayonnaise, potato and cheese dishes.
Annual Herbs - Best Annual Herbs
For most of us, gardening is completed in the fall of the year. When herb gardening, herbs that grow fast and need little care are the herbs to turn to. Here are 5 of the nicest annual herbs that you can grow.
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.
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
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.
7 Drift Roses
Drift series of easy to grow roses
5 Herbs To Soothe Indigestion
Five herbs to help soothe indigestion caused by overindulgence during the holidays - or anytime - including fennel, mint and dill.
Lavender - How To Use Lavender
Lavender is a seductive, aromatic,and healing herb. As a culinary herb however, it may not have the recognition that it deserves. Lavender is perfect in any garden, due to its varied size, growing needs and colors. Find out how to use lavender as a medicinal, culinary, and ornamental herb.
How To Check Herb Seed Viability
Before starting herb seeds, it is important to check the viability of your seeds. Here is an easy way to see what percentage of your seeds will grow.
Choosing a Container for Gardening
Choosing a container for gardening is a great way to add your personality to your herbal spaces! Here are some considerations when picking out just the right container.
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.
What Kind Of Mulch Do I Need In The Herb Garden?
Mulch is an important part of any herb garden. In any size garden area, this protective layer will keep your garden looking its best and reduce water loss. There are a number of different mulches to choose from, all with good and bad points. It is up to you to choose the mulch that will benefit your herb garden style.
Transplanting Potted Herbs To The Garden
how to transplant potted herbs. Herb Gardens.
How to Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden
How to plant 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 Tall Herbs For The Garden Landscape
5 huge herbs for the garden.
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 Make Your Own Liquid Stevia Sweetener
Don't bother spending money on stevia packets that taste horrible. Try making your own liquid stevia for mere pennies.
What Herbs Grow As Herbal Vines
Herbs that grow as vines, for your herbal landscape.
How To Grow An Indoor Herb Garden
Indoor herb garden basics. How to grow herbs indoors.
5 Best Herbs For Cold And Flu Season
5 best herbs for making plant medicine during cold and flu season.
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.
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.
How Can I Use All My Chives?
Chives are the underappreciated herb of the herb garden. They are such a pretty addition to the landscape, we often grow them simply for their beauty. Chives offer us a nice list of delicious things, they deserve a more prominent place in your list of herbal must haves.
Anise - What is 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
Drying Herbs For Herbal Smoking Mixtures
Herbs for smoking must be dried properly in order to make a palatable mixture.
5 Herbs That Will Tolerate Salt Conditions
Herbs that are salt tolerant for beachside or roadside areas.
Yarrow - What Is Yarrow
Yarrow - What is yarrow and how it is useful in medicinal and ornamental herb gardens.
Top Ten Facts You Didn't Know About Garlic
Garlic is loved by just about anyone who eats. Here are ten facts about garlic that can help you grow, use and enjoy garlic more than ever.
How To Make Your Own Herbal Hair Color
Using herbs to make your own hair color, is a fun way to try out a new look, without using harsh chemicals that can damage your hair. Try this easy to make herbal haircolor.
What To Do After You Have Basil Downy Mildew
What to do if you have Basil Downy Mildew disease.
Herbs That Combat Dry Hair
What herbs to use for a homemade shampoo that helps dry hair.
What Edible Wild Herbs Are Growing In Your Yard?
Wild weeds are both nutritious and delicious. Find these weeds in your yard or vacant lot. They are tasty and will be a fresh food early in the spring, before your garden grows a thing.
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.
5 Herbs For A Lemon Scented Herb Garden
5 Herbs that all have a lemony scent and taste, for an herb garden.
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.
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.
Hydroponics - What is Hydroponic Gardening
Hydroponics - What is hydroponics, and how can you use it in your herb garden
How To Make Ginger Beer Starter
How to make ginger beer starter, using wild yeast.
Self Watering Containers
Self watering containers are useful for people who do not have a lot of extra time to water their garden. It is a good way to keep smaller deck gardens watered and an easy way to prevent overwatering.
How To Make An 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.
How To Grow An 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!
herbs, tea tree, medicinal, healing, trees
How to grow and use the Melaleuca, or Tea Tree.
Herbs for an Herbal Footbath
Herbs to soothe tired and aching feet.
Why Use Herbal Body Care
Why make your own herbal body care products? What makes them appealing to so many people, and how can one go about making their own herbal things? Learn how to make many herbal care products and why they are best for your skin.
Herb Profile: Monkshood (Aconite)
All about the herb Monkshood(Aconite)
How To Mulch an Herb Garden
How to mulch an herb garden is important for any size garden. Here is how to mulch an herb garden for the healthiest herbs.
Elderberry
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.
5 Things For Every New Herb Gardener
supplies for any new herb gardener
What Herbs To Use In My Border Design?
3 more herbs to add to a list of herbs for a border in your garden design
How To Mulch Herbs In the Garden
How to mulch herbs properly. Herb Gardens.
How to Design A Child Friendly Herb Garden
Best herbs for creating a child's herb garden
How To Saute Dandelion Greens
Dandelion greens are a tasty springtime treat. They are considered a potherb, which means they are the greens parts of a plant that are eaten. High in vitamin C and iron, dandelion greens are good for you as well as good tasting.
What Herbs Grow Well In A Rock Wall Herb Garden
Herbs to create a rock wall herb garden.
Make Your Own Hand Rubbed Sage Powder
Make hand rubbed sage at home. Herb Gardens.
Stunning Roses to Remember
Some stunning roses that were named after famous people
What Fertilizers Are Best For Herbs
What fertilizers are best for herb growth
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.
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.
How To Grow and Use Elecampane
How to grow and use the herb Elecampane.
What Herbs Grow Best
Every gardener has their own growing environment. Here are my 5 best herbs to fit any growing conditions. Read on to learn what herbs grow best for your location.
What Herbs Grow Best In A Full Sun Hanging Basket
Herbs for a hanging basket in the sun

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