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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.
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.
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.
Starting an Herb Garden? Avoid These 10 Mistakes
The top 10 most common mistakes in herb gardening and how to avoid them.
Where To Buy Herb Plants Online
There are many herbal sites online to buy herbs from, here are just a few.
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!
Birds and Bees Love this Easy-To-Grow Herb
Mullein is an emollient herb, good for cough and cold formulas
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.
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.
Tips for Making Your Own Herbal Tea
Learn how to make your own herb tea blends.
Tips for a Successful Indoor Herb Garden
How to grow herbs inside the home as well as you do outside
How To Grow and Use Eucalyptus
How to grow and use the herb Eucalyptus
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
How to Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden
How to plant a kitchen herb garden
5 Delicious Things To Do With Elderberry
5 things to do with the shrub elderberry. These are all delicious!
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.
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.
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?
5 Great Herbs for a Shade Garden
Herbs that grow well in a shade garden design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Best Herbs For an Indoor Herb Garden
5 easy to grow herbs for the indoor kitchen garden.
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.
How to Make Your Own Candied Ginger
Buy a fresh piece of ginger from the produce section of your local grocer.
What Herbs Season Fish and Seafood?
Herbs used to season fish and seafood dishes.
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.
5 More Herbs For Smoking Mixtures
More herbs for an herbal smoking mixture
How To Prune My Herb Garden
How to prune herbs to promote the healthiest growth.
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 is Goldenrod Used For
Goldenrod is a commonly seen herb, growing along many roads and ditches. It is useful for the herbal medicine chest.
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.
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.
Burdock - What Is Burdock
Burdock is a useful and nourishing herb for any herb garden. Get to know burdock and all its uses here.
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.
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.
5 Herbs For A Lemon Scented Herb Garden
5 Herbs that all have a lemony scent and taste, for an herb garden.
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!
5 Best Herbs For Cold And Flu Season
5 best herbs for making plant medicine during cold and flu season.
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.
Lavender - How To Use Lavender
Lavender grows well in sunny, open areas.
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.
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.
What Supplies Do I Need To Grow Indoors?
What supplies do I need for an indoor garden?
5 Herbs For Seasoning Spring Peas
5 Herbs season spring pea recipes
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.
What To Do After You Have Basil Downy Mildew
What to do if you have Basil Downy Mildew disease.
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.
Pregnancy Tea For Women
A delicious tea that includes herbs known for their nutritious qualities
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.
Herbs Used To Season Asparagus Dishes
Herbs for cooking with asparagus.
Top 5 Herbal Healing Books
5 Must have books for learning about herbal healing.
Why You Should Love Yarrow
Yarrow - What is yarrow and how it is useful in medicinal and ornamental herb gardens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make Your Own Hand Rubbed Sage Powder
Make hand rubbed sage at home. Herb Gardens.
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.
How To Plant Roses
A short description on how to plant roses for the beginning gardener.
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.
Echinacea
Echinacea is a well known herb. It is used for healing as well as a stunning border accent.
Are Sunflowers Poisonous?
Are sunflowers poisonous. Herb Gardens.
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 Herbs Can Be Planted For A Fall Harvest
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 - 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 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stevia - What Is Stevia
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.
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.
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.
How To Create Perfect Herbal Hanging Baskets
Tips for creating perfect herbal hanging baskets
How To Make Ginger Beer Starter
How to make ginger beer starter, using wild yeast.
What Can I Do To Herb Garden In The Winter?
What to do during the winter, in the herb garden.
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.
How To Make Echinacea Tincture
Make your own echinacea tincture.
How To Care For Roses In The Summer
Summer care for your rose gardens
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.
Fertilize An Indoor Herb Garden - How To...
How to fertilize an indoor 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.
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.
How To Grow and Use Motherwort
Motherwort has a rich history of use by women, especially after childbirth.
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.
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.
Hydroponics - What is Hydroponic Gardening
Hydroponics - What is hydroponics, and how can you use it in your herb garden
What Herbs Repel Biting Flies
These herbs repel biting flies from home and barn.
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.
Lavender - The Herb of Love
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.
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!
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.
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.
Lemon Balm Soda
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.
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.
5 Herbs That Are Dangerous
5 herbs that are dangerous to ingest or handle. Use caution if growing and handling any of these varieties.
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!
What Herbs Correspond To My Horoscope?
Your Horoscope sign and the corresponding herbs
Herbs For A Drought Garden
During a drought, some herbs do better than others. Find 10 herbs that do very well during a drought.
What Medicinal Herbs Taste Good In Salad
Top 10 herbs for medicinal salads
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.
How To Grow An Indoor Herb Garden
Indoor herb garden basics. How to grow herbs indoors.
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.
What Trees Are Herbals?
4 Herbal trees and their uses
Make Your Own Potting Soil
How to make your own potting soil and seed starting mix.
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.
Uses For Mullein In The Herb Garden
Harvesting and using mullein. Herb Gardens.
What Herbs Grow As Herbal Vines
Herbs that grow as vines, for your herbal landscape.
Herbal Tea Gardens: 22 Plans For Your Enjoyment...
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 In The...
How to use herbs as companion plants to deter insects and improve the health of your garden.
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.
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.
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.
What To Look For When Buying Healthy Potted Herbs
What to avoid when buying potted herbs
Plantain
Plantain is a common herb that has many surprising uses.
What Herbs Fight Swine and Bird Flu?
These 5 herbs that combat swine and bird flu symptoms, may already be in your herbal cupboard!
5 Herbs To Include In A Butterfly Garden
5 herbs that attract butterflies to the garden.
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.
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.
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.
How To Make Herbal Potpourri
All about herbal potpourri. Herb Gardens.
Pruning Roses In Winter
Can I prune back my roses during a warm spell in winter?
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!
Make Tinctures From Vinegar Instead Of Alcohol
How to make a tincture with vinegar instead of alcohol.
Tips For Spring Rose Care
From Rose Expert: Chris VanCleave, here are 10 tips that will have your spring roses blooming nicely!
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.
Transplanting Potted Herbs To The Garden
how to transplant potted herbs. Herb Gardens.
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!
The Beginner's Guide to Herb Gardening
Here is how to start an herb garden from scratch.
How To Dry Herbs
Once your herbs have been harvested, you will need to dry them. Here are some ways to dry herbs.
10 Best Herbs For Making Potpourri
How to use herbs to make potpourri
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!
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