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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.
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.
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.
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.
Starting an Herb Garden? Avoid These 10 Mistakes
The top 10 most common mistakes in herb gardening and how to avoid them.
What Herbs Season Fish and Seafood?
Herbs used to season fish and seafood dishes.
Where To Buy Herb Plants Online
There are many herbal sites online to buy herbs from, here are just a few.
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?
What Are The Top 5 Indoor Herb Garden Kits
What are the top 5 indoor herb garden kits?
Tips for a Successful Indoor Herb Garden
How to grow herbs inside the home as well as you do outside
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.
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.
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.
5 Great Herbs for a Shade Garden
Herbs that grow well in a shade garden design.
Tips for Making Your Own Herbal Tea
Learn how to make your own herb tea blends.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Pregnancy Tea For Women
A delicious tea that includes herbs known for their nutritious qualities
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.
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 Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden
How to plant a kitchen herb garden
Birds and Bees Love this Easy-To-Grow Herb
Mullein is an emollient herb, good for cough and cold formulas
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.
How to dehydrate herbs for storage
Drying on lowest temperature possible, allows volatile oils to remain in herbs.
5 More Herbs For Smoking Mixtures
More herbs for an herbal smoking mixture
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.
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.
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.
Burdock - What Is Burdock
Burdock is a useful and nourishing herb for any herb garden. Get to know burdock and all its uses here.
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.
What Can I Do To Herb Garden In The Winter?
What to do during the winter, in the herb garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
5 Best Herbs For Cold And Flu Season
5 best herbs for making plant medicine during cold and flu season.
5 Herbs For Seasoning Spring Peas
5 Herbs season spring pea recipes
Pruning Roses In Winter
Can I prune back my roses during a warm spell in winter?
How To Grow An Indoor Herb Garden
Indoor herb garden basics. How to grow herbs indoors.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 Make Your Own Candied Ginger
Buy a fresh piece of ginger from the produce section of your local grocer.
How To Plant Roses
A short description on how to plant roses for the beginning gardener.
Herbs Used To Season Asparagus Dishes
Herbs for cooking with asparagus.
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!
Ramps - What Are Ramps?
Learn more about the highly-regarded ramps, one of the first wild edible plants to appear in gardens in the spring season.
How To Prune My Herb Garden
How to prune herbs to promote the healthiest growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Herbs For Venison Dishes
Herbs used to season venison and other wild game dishes.
Top 5 Herbal Healing Books
5 Must have books for learning about herbal healing.
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.
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.
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.
5 Herbs For A Lemon Scented Herb Garden
5 Herbs that all have a lemony scent and taste, for an herb garden.
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.
Fertilize An Indoor Herb Garden - How To...
How to fertilize an indoor herb garden.
Lavender - How To Use Lavender
Lavender grows well in sunny, open areas.
Epazote - What is Epazote used for?
Epazote is used primarily in Mexican cooking. It is an important ingredient in bean dishes and can become invasive is not grown with caution.
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 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.
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.
5 Best Herbs For an Indoor Herb Garden
5 easy to grow herbs for the indoor kitchen garden.
What Herbs Correspond To My Horoscope?
Your Horoscope sign and the corresponding herbs
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.
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.
What Supplies Do I Need To Grow Indoors?
What supplies do I need for an indoor garden?
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?
How To Create Perfect Herbal Hanging Baskets
Tips for creating perfect herbal hanging baskets
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Herbs To Soothe Indigestion
Five herbs to help soothe indigestion caused by overindulgence during the holidays - or anytime - including fennel, mint and dill.
Indoor Gardening: What's Wrong With My Rosemary?
How to grow rosemary indoors. Herb Gardens.
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 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!
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.
5 Herbs For Early Spring Gardens
These 5 herb are cold tolerant and can be grown from seed.
Is Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Safe During Pregnancy
Is red raspberry leaf tea safe to drink during pregnancy?
Organic Potting Soil
Organic potting soil available for the home 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.
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 Liquid Stevia Sweetener
Don't bother spending money on stevia packets that taste horrible. Try making your own liquid stevia for mere pennies.
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 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.
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.
Chicory - What is Chicory used for?
Chicory is a widely available herb with a long history.
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.
Echinacea
Echinacea is a well known herb. It is used for healing as well as a stunning border accent.
5 Tasty Things to Do With Elderberries
5 things to do with the shrub elderberry. These are all delicious!
Herbs For A Drought Garden
During a drought, some herbs do better than others. Find 10 herbs that do very well during a drought.
Herb Profile: Red Clover
Red clover is found virtually everywhere that there is adequate moisture and light. It is an exceptional tonic herb and delicious medicinal for women and children.
The Beginner's Guide to Herb Gardening
Here is how to start an herb garden from scratch.
How To Get Ready For Selling At Farmers Markets
Farmers markets are available across the country. You probably have one near you that is going on from late spring to late fall. This is a great place to sell your herbal products, plants and other items, as well as create a customer base for any time of year.
Stunning Roses to Remember
Some stunning roses that were named after famous people
How To Keep My Rosemary Christmas Tree Alive
How to care for the rosemary topiary that you received as a Christmas gift.
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
Quick and Easy to Grow Herbs For Companion...
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 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.
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.
Red Raspberry Leaves - Better Than Berries
Red raspberry leaves are a staple in herbal tea making. They are easy to grow, easy to find and delicious! Find red raspberry leaves in the wild or grow a bush yourself. Here are some other ideas for this soothing, nutritive herb.
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!
Make Your Own Hand Rubbed Sage Powder
Make hand rubbed sage at home. Herb Gardens.
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!
Hydroponics - What is Hydroponic Gardening
Hydroponics - What is hydroponics, and how can you use it in your herb garden
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.
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.
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.
Indoor Herb Gardening: What's Wrong With My...
What can go wrong with my indoor basil plant?
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.
How To Grow An Herb Garden That Won't Die
How to grow a foolproof herb garden
David Austin English Roses for 2014
David Austin Roses, UK. A new selection of roses for 2014
The Herb Companion Magazine
This is a great place for herb information and how to use the herbs that you grow.
Tips For Spring Rose Care
From Rose Expert: Chris VanCleave, here are 10 tips that will have your spring roses blooming nicely!
Plantain
Plantain is a common herb that has many surprising uses.
Calendula - Royal Potted Gold
Calendula should be included in any herb gardener's list of must haves. It is useful to the dyer, cook, healer and color enthusiast, as calendula has qualities that everyone is looking for. It brings cheerful good looks and an easy growth habit to every 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.
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.
My Favorite Garden Seed Catalogs
There are more garden catalogs than one can count. Do you have a favorite garden seed catalog that you look forward to every winter? Here are a few of mine.
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 Grind Fresh Horseradish Root For Use
Horseradish needs to be scrubbed and peeled carefully. Page 2.
herbs, tea tree, medicinal, healing, trees
How to grow and use the Melaleuca, or Tea Tree.
Herbs Used To Season Onion Dishes
Herbs to season the spring vegetable: Onion.
Before You Design An Herb Garden
Design an herb garden using simple organization. Where you plant and how you plant, will be just as important as what you are going to plant in your herb garden.
How To Make an Herbal Infusion
An herbal infusion is steeping herbs in hot water to extract their medicinal properties. It is an easy way to administer a tonic, or small dose of a healing herb.
Lavender
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.
5 Herbs That Are Dangerous
5 herbs that are dangerous to ingest or handle. Use caution if growing and handling any of these varieties.
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.
How To Grow and Use Motherwort
Motherwort has a rich history of use by women, especially after childbirth.
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
Herbs That Combat Dry Hair
What herbs to use for a homemade shampoo that helps dry hair.
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.
5 Common Garden Mistakes
You may be in denial; the herb garden failures you are experiencing may be all your fault! Many times it is unintentional, but still deadly. Find out 5 of the most common problems in the herb garden, and how to avoid them in the first place.
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.
Herbs For Dandruff
Hair care for dandruff
What Can Go Wrong With An Indoor Garden
What happened to my indoor herb garden?
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.
Make Tinctures From Vinegar Instead Of Alcohol
How to make a tincture with vinegar instead of alcohol.
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