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.
There are many misconceptions about drug use and household herbs. Find out more about getting high using household herbs.
The top 10 most common mistakes in herb gardening and how to avoid them.
Culinary herbs are a popular reason to have an herbal garden. Find out what culinary herbs work best with beef recipes.
How to use a food dehydrator to dry herbs for storage.
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.
Mullein is an emollient herb, good for cough and cold formulas
What to do if you have Basil Downy Mildew disease.
There are many herbal sites online to buy herbs from, here are just a few.
For small space gardeners, herbs love to be grown in containers! Here are my choices for the 5 best herbs to grow in containers.
5 herbs to start from seed. These will grow fast and strong, no need to buy them in a pot!
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 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?
How to plant a kitchen herb garden
The top 5 herbs to buy as plants from a greenhouse. Skip trying to grow these from seed. Buy them instead!
Learn how to make your own herb tea blends.
Herbs that grow well in a shade garden design.
How to grow and use the herb Eucalyptus
How to grow herbs inside the home as well as you do outside
25 quick and easy ways to make herbal remedies for beginners
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.
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?
These herbs repel biting flies from home and barn.
If you want to kick up your Mexican night, try growing these 6 herbs and put a little kick in your Latino Cooking!
What herbs to include in a pizza themed garden.
5 Herbs that all have a lemony scent and taste, for an herb garden.
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.
5 things to do with the shrub elderberry. These are all delicious!
Here are a list of Herbs for head lice. These can be made into simple remedies to combat head lice infestation.
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.
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.
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.
How to prune herbs to promote the healthiest growth.
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.
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.
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.
Five herbs to make an herbal butter, better known as a compound butter, which is generally used to flavor or finish a dish.
5 best herbs for an soothing herbal salve. Here is a list of the 5 best herbs to make an herbal salve.
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.
Here is how to start an herb garden from scratch.
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.
During a drought, some herbs do better than others. Find 10 herbs that do very well during a drought.
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.
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.
5 Herbs season spring pea recipes
Lavender grows well in sunny, open areas.
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.
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.
Comfrey is easy to grow and makes a beautiful ornamental herb. It is also useful medicinally and nutritionally for livestock.
Let's take a walk back in time, to my very first blog post ever. It was March, 2008, and I was like a deer in headlights. Here it is, enjoy! It is the most
Burdock is a useful and nourishing herb for any herb garden. Get to know burdock and all its uses here.
Yarrow - What is yarrow and how it is useful in medicinal and ornamental herb gardens.
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.
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.
Motherwort has a rich history of use by women, especially after childbirth.
Indoor gardens need a bit of extra care, since you control the environment. What is good for your plants is also good for insects.
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.
These dilly beans are a fun, tasty treat for the whole family. A great way to use up your extra produce!
Herbs for cooking with asparagus.
5 Must have books for learning about herbal healing.
Buy a fresh piece of ginger from the produce section of your local grocer.
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!
5 herbs that attract butterflies to the garden.
Harvesting and using mullein. Herb Gardens.
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.
Drift series of easy to grow roses
How to use herbs to make potpourri
5 easy to grow herbs for the indoor kitchen garden.
How to fertilize an indoor herb garden.
More herbs for an herbal smoking mixture
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.
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.
5 go to summer herbal remedies to have on hand.
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.
A short description on how to plant roses for the beginning gardener.
Are sunflowers poisonous. Herb Gardens.
Make hand rubbed sage at home. Herb Gardens.
Your Horoscope sign and the corresponding herbs
Five herbs to help soothe indigestion caused by overindulgence during the holidays - or anytime - including fennel, mint and dill.
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!
Make your own echinacea tincture.
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.
Herbs that are gentle enough to use for children.
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.
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.
The nicest feature about a raised bed garden, is that you can create the perfect growing medium to fill it with.
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.
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!
Tips for creating perfect herbal hanging baskets
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.
This dehydrator is perfect for drying all types of herbs. The adjustable thermostat ensures even, complete drying. Well crafted, with easy to clean trays and liners, the Excalibur is all you will ever need for dehydrating your entire garden harvest.
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.
Medicinal herbs have a place both indoors and out. Learn how to grow an indoor herb garden, full of medicinal herbs for your family!
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.
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.
Plantain is a common herb that has many surprising uses.
All about Betony - Stachys officinalis
Herbs that grow as vines, for your herbal landscape.
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.
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.
How to keep dill fresh for the entire winter. how to
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 grow a foolproof herb garden
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.
Don't bother spending money on stevia packets that taste horrible. Try making your own liquid stevia for mere pennies.
How to make a tincture with vinegar instead of alcohol.
Borage is a lovely herb. It can be used for a beautiful decorative planting, delicious food item and a medicinal food.
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.
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.
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.
The sunflower is a widely recognized flower, loved for its cheery color and ease of growth. Sunflower is lesser known for its remarkable attributes.
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.
Purslane herb. Herb Gardens.
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.
Herbs to soothe tired and aching feet.
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.
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 huge herbs for the garden.
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.
Epazote is used primarily in Mexican cooking. It is an important ingredient in bean dishes and can become invasive is not grown with caution.
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.
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.
Insecticides and the herb garden. Do insecticides have a place in an herb garden?
What fertilizers are best for herb growth
5 herbs that are dangerous to ingest or handle. Use caution if growing and handling any of these varieties.
How to make ginger beer starter, using wild yeast.
grow sage in your herb garden. Herb Gardens.
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.
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.
5 best herbs for making plant medicine during cold and flu season.
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.
From Rose Expert: Chris VanCleave, here are 10 tips that will have your spring roses blooming nicely!
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.
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.
Basil spread is savory and rich. It tastes great as a condiment for all your summer dishes. With a few ingredients, make it into the star of your next evening meal.
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.
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.
Top 10 herbs for medicinal salads
How to grow and use the Melaleuca, or Tea Tree.
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 transplant potted herbs. Herb Gardens.
All about the herb Monkshood(Aconite)
Hydroponics - What is hydroponics, and how can you use it in your herb garden
Hollyhock. Herb Gardens.
Herbs for smoking must be dried properly in order to make a palatable mixture.
How to Grow Hyssop. Herb Gardens.
All about herbal potpourri. Herb Gardens.
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.