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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.
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.
How to dehydrate herbs for storage
How to use a food dehydrator to dry herbs for storage.
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.
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.
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?
Where To Buy Herb Plants Online
There are many herbal sites online to buy herbs from, here are just a few.
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.
5 Herbs For A Lemon Scented Herb Garden
5 Herbs that all have a lemony scent and taste, for an 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!
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.
Tips for a Successful Indoor Herb Garden
How to grow herbs inside the home as well as you do outside
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.
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
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 Can I Do To Herb Garden In The Winter?
What to do during the winter, in the herb garden.
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.
5 Tasty Things to Do With Elderberries
5 things to do with the shrub elderberry. These are all delicious!
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
What Are The Top 5 Indoor Herb Garden Kits
What are the top 5 indoor herb garden kits?
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.
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.
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.
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 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 An Indoor Herb Garden
Indoor herb garden basics. How to grow herbs indoors.
Tips for Making Your Own Herbal Tea
Learn how to make your own herb tea blends.
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.
5 Great Herbs for a Shade Garden
Herbs that grow well in a shade garden design.
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.
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.
Herbs For Venison Dishes
Herbs used to season venison and other wild game dishes.
Am I allergic to Goldenrod?
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?
How To Plant Roses
A short description on how to plant roses for the beginning gardener.
How to Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden
How to plant a kitchen herb garden
Lavender - How To Use Lavender
Lavender grows well in sunny, open areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Prune My Herb Garden
How to prune herbs to promote the healthiest growth.
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 Cold And Flu Season
5 best herbs for making plant medicine during cold and flu season.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 Easy Herbs From Seed
5 herbs to start from seed. These will grow fast and strong, no need to buy them in a pot!
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.
Make your own hand rubbed sage
Make hand rubbed sage at home. Herb Gardens.
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.
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.
What To Do After You Have Basil Downy Mildew
What to do if you have Basil Downy Mildew disease.
5 Best Herbs For an Indoor Herb Garden
5 easy to grow herbs for the indoor kitchen 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.
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.
Are Sunflowers Poisonous?
Are sunflowers poisonous. Herb Gardens.
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 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.
How to Make Your Own Candied Ginger
Buy a fresh piece of ginger from the produce section of your local grocer.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Echinacea is a well known herb. It is used for healing as well as a stunning border accent.
Fertilize An Indoor Herb Garden - How To...
How to fertilize an indoor herb garden.
All About Hollyhock
Hollyhock flowers make wonderful tea and they are easy to grow. Find out more about this common farmhouse flower and how to use it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Herbs Correspond To My Horoscope?
Your Horoscope sign and the corresponding herbs
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!
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.
Astragalus - What is Astragalus
Astragalus is an important herb for supporting the immune system. Learn all about astragalus here.
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 Dry Herbs
Once your herbs have been harvested, you will need to dry them. Here are some ways to dry herbs.
Jewelweed - Remedy For Poison Ivy
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.
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.
Herbs For A Drought Garden
During a drought, some herbs do better than others. Find 10 herbs that do very well during a drought.
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.
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
The Beginner's Guide to Herb Gardening
Here is how to start an herb garden from scratch.
Lies The Herb Gardener Tells You
What lies has your herb garden told you? Before you even think of starting to garden, be sure you know the truth about the job, err, I mean hobby.
How To Create Perfect Herbal Hanging Baskets
Tips for creating perfect herbal hanging baskets
How to transplant rosemary
transplant rosemary into your indoor garden with a few easy steps.
Pruning Roses In Winter
Can I prune back my roses during a warm spell in winter?
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 To Make Herbal Potpourri
All about herbal potpourri. Herb Gardens.
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.
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.
Is It Too Late to Plant My Herb Garden?
If it's fall, can I still grow an herb garden? When is it too late to garden? Try some of these ideas to keep the garden season growing!
How To Grow An Herb Garden That Won't Die
How to grow a foolproof herb garden
How to Make a Vinegar Tincture
How to make a tincture with vinegar instead of alcohol.
How to Grow Tea Trea
How to grow and use the Melaleuca, or Tea Tree.
Sage is well known as an ingredient for poultry...
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!
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
What Trees Are Herbals?
4 Herbal trees and their uses
How To Grind Fresh Horseradish Root For Use
How to make fresh, ground horseradish from the garden.
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.
Top 5 Herbal Magazines
Herbal magazines that will teach, and enhance the herbal experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Best Herbs For Making Potpourri
How to use herbs to make potpourri
All about sunflower
The sunflower is a widely recognized flower, loved for its cheery color and ease of growth. Sunflower is lesser known for its remarkable attributes.
Herbal Design For A Tea Garden
Herb design for creating a tea 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.
Edible Herbal Flowers
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!
This must-have herb, which is both beautiful and easy to grow, has a wide range of uses, from medicinal to soapmaking.
What is Goldenrod Used For
Goldenrod is a commonly seen herb, growing along many roads and ditches. It is useful for the herbal medicine chest.
What Herbs Grow As Herbal Vines
Herbs that grow as vines, for your herbal landscape.
Indoor Herb Gardening: What's Wrong With My...
What can go wrong with my indoor basil plant?
The Herb Companion Magazine
This is a great place for herb information and how to use the herbs that you grow.
Herbs for an Herbal Footbath
Herbs to soothe tired and aching feet.
Top 5 Herbal Healing Books
5 Must have books for learning about herbal healing.
5 Herbs For Sleep Pillows
Herbs to combine for a sleep pillow.
How To Grow and Use Motherwort
Motherwort has a rich history of use by women, especially after childbirth.
Drying Herbs For Herbal Smoking Mixtures
Herbs for smoking must be dried properly in order to make a palatable mixture.
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!
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 Grow Hyssop
How to Grow Hyssop. Herb Gardens.
Growing and Using Horseradish
How to grow and use horseradish from the garden
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.
Fall Herb Garden Cleanup
Fall means time to start getting ready for the winter dormancy.Fall herb garden maintenance is a short list of simple chores that will make your herb garden healthy in the new garden season.
How to Harvest and Dry Raspberry Leaves for Tea
How to harvest and dry raspberry leaves for herbal tea.
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.
Betony - Stachys officinalis
All about Betony - Stachys officinalis
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.
Transplant Oregano For An Indoor Kitchen Garden
Bring in your oregano herb to grow in an indoor herb garden
Uses For Mullein In The Herb Garden
Harvesting and using mullein. Herb Gardens.
Seedling - What Is A Seedling
What is a seedling? Herb Gardens.
Why Everyone Should Grow Lavender
Why Lavender belongs in every herb garden
Herb Profile: Oregano
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.
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.
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.

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