Herb Gardens: Most Popular Articles
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.
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.
Culinary herbs are a popular reason to have an herbal garden. Find out what culinary herbs work best with beef recipes.
There are many misconceptions about drug use and household herbs. Find out more about getting high using household herbs.
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.
How to use a food dehydrator to dry herbs for storage.
The top 10 most common mistakes in herb gardening and how to avoid them.
There are many herbal sites online to buy herbs from, here are just a few.
5 herbs to start from seed. These will grow fast and strong, no need to buy them in a pot!
The top 5 herbs to buy as plants from a greenhouse. Skip trying to grow these from seed. Buy them instead!
Mullein is an emollient herb, good for cough and cold formulas
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.
What are the top 5 indoor herb garden kits?
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 make your own herb tea blends.
How to grow herbs inside the home as well as you do outside
How to grow and use the herb Eucalyptus
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?
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.
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.
If you want to kick up your Mexican night, try growing these 6 herbs and put a little kick in your Latino Cooking!
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.
How to plant a kitchen herb garden
5 things to do with the shrub elderberry. These are all delicious!
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.
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.
During the late summer and early fall, my allergies are very bad. I see tons of goldenrod blooming at the same time. Am I allergic to goldenrod? If so, what can I do about it?
Herbs that grow well in a shade garden design.
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.
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.
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.
Here are a list of Herbs for head lice. These can be made into simple remedies to combat head lice infestation.
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 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.
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.
5 easy to grow herbs for the indoor kitchen garden.
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.
Buy a fresh piece of ginger from the produce section of your local grocer.
Herbs used to season fish and seafood dishes.
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.
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.
More herbs for an herbal smoking mixture
How to prune herbs to promote the healthiest growth.
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.
Goldenrod is a commonly seen herb, growing along many roads and ditches. It is useful for the herbal medicine chest.
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.
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.
Burdock is a useful and nourishing herb for any herb garden. Get to know burdock and all its uses here.
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.
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.
5 Herbs that all have a lemony scent and taste, for an herb garden.
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!
5 best herbs for making plant medicine during cold and flu season.
Learn more about the highly-regarded ramps, one of the first wild edible plants to appear in gardens in the spring season.
Lavender grows well in sunny, open areas.
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.
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.
What supplies do I need for an indoor garden?
5 Herbs season spring pea recipes
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.
What to do if you have Basil Downy Mildew disease.
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.
A delicious tea that includes herbs known for their nutritious qualities
5 best herbs for an soothing herbal salve. Here is a list of the 5 best herbs to make an herbal salve.
Herbs for cooking with asparagus.
5 Must have books for learning about herbal healing.
Yarrow - What is yarrow and how it is useful in medicinal and ornamental herb gardens.
Five herbs to make an herbal butter, better known as a compound butter, which is generally used to flavor or finish a dish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make hand rubbed sage at home. Herb Gardens.
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.
A short description on how to plant roses for the beginning gardener.
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.
Echinacea is a well known herb. It is used for healing as well as a stunning border accent.
Are sunflowers poisonous. Herb Gardens.
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.
Replanting herbs for a fall harvest is a great way to extend your herb gardens. Here are 4 herbs that can be replanted and will enjoy the cooler fall weather.
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.
Indoor gardens need a bit of extra care, since you control the environment. What is good for your plants is also good for insects.
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.
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!
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.
Don't bother spending money on stevia packets that taste horrible. Try making your own liquid stevia for mere pennies.
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.
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.
Stevia has long been used as a replacement for sugar. It is extremely sweet - up to 300 times as sweet as table sugar, and has a light licorice aftertaste in its raw form.
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.
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.
Tips for creating perfect herbal hanging baskets
How to make ginger beer starter, using wild yeast.
What to do during the winter, in the herb garden.
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.
Make your own echinacea tincture.
Summer care for your rose gardens
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.
How to fertilize an indoor herb garden.
Oregano is the most popular herb in an Italian seasoning mixture. Easy to grow and extremely fragrant, Oregano should have a place in any cook's garden.
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.
Motherwort has a rich history of use by women, especially after childbirth.
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.
Here are seven keys for a successful indoor herb garden. These areas are crucial for healthy indoor plants.
Hydroponics - What is hydroponics, and how can you use it in your herb garden
These herbs repel biting flies from home and barn.
The nicest feature about a raised bed garden, is that you can create the perfect growing medium to fill it with.
Long revered in literature as a herb of love, Lavender is a key ingredient in soaps and shampoos, sachets, perfumes and seasonings. This beautiful herb is known for its gentle effectiveness for everyone. The fragrance is classic and recognizable.
Medicinal herbs have a place both indoors and out. Learn how to grow an indoor herb garden, full of medicinal herbs for your family!
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.
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.
This is a refreshing twist on prepackaged soda. The delicate lemon taste is tangy enough to quench your thirst, while the sparkle from the carbonation, is a delicious change from plain herb tea.
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.
5 herbs that are dangerous to ingest or handle. Use caution if growing and handling any of these varieties.
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!
Your Horoscope sign and the corresponding herbs
During a drought, some herbs do better than others. Find 10 herbs that do very well during a drought.
Top 10 herbs for medicinal salads
Herbal vinegars are a wonderful way to use up the herbs that you grow. They also make wonderful gifts during the holiday season.
Indoor herb garden basics. How to grow herbs indoors.
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.
4 Herbal trees and their uses
How to make your own potting soil and seed starting mix.
Comfrey is easy to grow and makes a beautiful ornamental herb. It is also useful medicinally and nutritionally for livestock.
Harvesting and using mullein. Herb Gardens.
Herbs that grow as vines, for your herbal landscape.
Here is a book that can be considered all in one. It gives a list of herbs, how to grow them and wonderful garden plans. If you are simply looking for herbal tea recipes, the book is packed full of them!
How to use herbs as companion plants to deter insects and improve the health of your 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.
Epazote is used primarily in Mexican cooking. It is an important ingredient in bean dishes and can become invasive is not grown with caution.
Borage is a lovely herb. It can be used for a beautiful decorative planting, delicious food item and a medicinal food.
What to avoid when buying potted herbs
Plantain is a common herb that has many surprising uses.
These 5 herbs that combat swine and bird flu symptoms, may already be in your herbal cupboard!
5 herbs that attract butterflies to the garden.
The sunflower is a widely recognized flower, loved for its cheery color and ease of growth. Sunflower is lesser known for its remarkable attributes.
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.
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.
All about herbal potpourri. Herb Gardens.
Can I prune back my roses during a warm spell in winter?
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!
How to make a tincture with vinegar instead of alcohol.
From Rose Expert: Chris VanCleave, here are 10 tips that will have your spring roses blooming nicely!
Jewelweed is the perfect remedy for all sorts of skin irritations, especially poison ivy. Learn how to prepare this handy herb for any future outbreaks you may have.
how to transplant potted herbs. Herb Gardens.
Growing herbs for their flowers gives you another way to use them! Learn what flowers are edible in the cultivated garden and growing wild. Herbal flowers are delicious!
Here is how to start an herb garden from scratch.
Once your herbs have been harvested, you will need to dry them. Here are some ways to dry herbs.
How to use herbs to make potpourri
Sage is well known as an ingredient for poultry dishes. It is also medicinally important. Find out ways to use this herb for sore throats and more!