Herb Gardens: Most Popular Articles
The top 10 most common mistakes in herb gardening and how to avoid them.
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.
For small space gardeners, herbs love to be grown in containers! Here are my choices for the 5 best herbs to grow in containers.
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.
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.
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.
There are many misconceptions about drug use and household herbs. Find out more about getting high using household herbs.
Herbs that grow well in a shade garden design.
There are many herbal sites online to buy herbs from, here are just a few.
What are the top 5 indoor herb garden kits?
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.
Learn how to dye Easter eggs with herbs. Using dried herbs and a few simple ingredients, dye your Easter eggs with natural dyes.
How to grow herbs inside the home as well as you do outside
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.
From Rose Expert: Chris VanCleave, here are 10 tips that will have your spring roses blooming nicely!
Learn how to make your own herb tea blends.
Here is how to start an herb garden from scratch.
Mullein is an emollient herb, good for cough and cold formulas
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.
An easy recipe for herbal jelly, using dandelion blossoms.
5 herbs to start from seed. These will grow fast and strong, no need to buy them in a pot!
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.
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.
How to grow and use the herb Eucalyptus
If you want to kick up your Mexican night, try growing these 6 herbs and put a little kick in your Latino Cooking!
How to use a food dehydrator to dry herbs for storage.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Herbs for cooking with asparagus.
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.
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.
Anise is a lovely herb, both in plant and taste. Licorice like in taste, it has a rich history in both usefulness and lore
How to prune herbs to promote the healthiest growth.
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.
How to grow a foolproof herb garden
The top 5 herbs to buy as plants from a greenhouse. Skip trying to grow these from seed. Buy them instead!
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.
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.
Tips for creating perfect herbal hanging baskets
Buy a fresh piece of ginger from the produce section of your local grocer.
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.
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.
A short description on how to plant roses for the beginning gardener.
The nicest feature about a raised bed garden, is that you can create the perfect growing medium to fill it with.
These 5 herb are cold tolerant and can be grown from seed.
Indoor gardens need a bit of extra care, since you control the environment. What is good for your plants is also good for insects.
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.
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!
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 Herbs season spring pea recipes
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.
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.
Five herbs to make an herbal butter, better known as a compound butter, which is generally used to flavor or finish a dish.
Burdock is a useful and nourishing herb for any herb garden. Get to know burdock and all its uses here.
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.
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!
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.
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.
5 easy to grow herbs for the indoor kitchen 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.
Early spring is the time to divide many of your herbs. This saves you time and money in the garden.
During a drought, some herbs do better than others. Find 10 herbs that do very well during a drought.
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.
How to fertilize an indoor herb garden.
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 best herbs for an soothing herbal salve. Here is a list of the 5 best herbs to make an herbal salve.
Here are a list of Herbs for head lice. These can be made into simple remedies to combat head lice infestation.
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!
7 Herbs for an edible container herb garden
Ramps - What are ramps? Herb Gardens.
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 that all have a lemony scent and taste, for an herb garden.
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.
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.
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.
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 herbs that attract butterflies to the garden.
These herbs repel biting flies from home and barn.
Choosing a container for gardening is a great way to add your personality to your herbal spaces! Here are some considerations when picking out just the right container.
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.
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.
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.
A container garden is an easy way to have a lot of control over your herbs. It is a perfect solution to poor soil conditions, small growing spaces and containers lift the herbs to an easier level to work with. This is great for people with trouble getting right on the ground.
Savory actually can be two different types of herb: The annual summer savory and the perennial winter savory. Both savory types are very strongly flavored herbs that can lend a great kick of taste to fish, mayonnaise, potato and cheese dishes.
For most of us, gardening is completed in the fall of the year. When herb gardening, herbs that grow fast and need little care are the herbs to turn to. Here are 5 of the nicest annual herbs that you can grow.
Drift series of easy to grow roses
Borage is a lovely herb. It can be used for a beautiful decorative planting, delicious food item and a medicinal food.
Lavender is a seductive, aromatic,and healing herb. As a culinary herb however, it may not have the recognition that it deserves. Lavender is perfect in any garden, due to its varied size, growing needs and colors. Find out how to use lavender as a medicinal, culinary, and ornamental herb.
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.
Motherwort has a rich history of use by women, especially after childbirth.
how to transplant potted herbs. Herb Gardens.
Mulch is an important part of any herb garden. In any size garden area, this protective layer will keep your garden looking its best and reduce water loss. There are a number of different mulches to choose from, all with good and bad points. It is up to you to choose the mulch that will benefit your herb garden style.
The complete herb garden guide will walk you through the entire process of designing planting and harvesting you own herb garden
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.
Don't bother spending money on stevia packets that taste horrible. Try making your own liquid stevia for mere pennies.
Five herbs to help soothe indigestion caused by overindulgence during the holidays - or anytime - including fennel, mint and dill.
Herbs to season your spring vegetables
5 herbs that are dangerous to ingest or handle. Use caution if growing and handling any of these varieties.
5 best herbs for making plant medicine during cold and flu season.
What fertilizers are best for herb growth
5 huge herbs for the garden.
Yarrow - What is yarrow and how it is useful in medicinal and ornamental herb gardens.
How to protect your herbs from frost. Winter herb garden tips.
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.
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.
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.
10 Herbs that would have been found in a Roman Cook's garden. These herbs can still be found today, and if you are designing an ancient style garden, they will provide you with not only delicious herbs for cooking, but a unique type garden.
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.
During the spring there are chores that must be done. Here are a few ideas to get your out in the garden and enjoying the warm spring days. This is an important time to start working on your herb gardens-both in and out!
Herbs for smoking must be dried properly in order to make a palatable mixture.
How to use herbs as companion plants to deter insects and improve the health of your garden.
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.
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.
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.
Every gardener has their own growing environment. Here are my 5 best herbs to fit any growing conditions. Read on to learn what herbs grow best for your location.
10 things you don't know about being an herb gardener.
How to plant a kitchen 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, tasty herb.
How to mulch an herb garden is important for any size garden. Here is how to mulch an herb garden for the healthiest herbs.
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.
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.
Medicinal herbs have a place both indoors and out. Learn how to grow an indoor herb garden, full of medicinal herbs for your family!
Here are seven keys for a successful indoor herb garden. These areas are crucial for healthy indoor plants.
All about the herb Monkshood(Aconite)
Hydroponics - What is hydroponics, and how can you use it in your herb garden
Garlic is loved by just about anyone who eats. Here are ten facts about garlic that can help you grow, use and enjoy garlic more than ever.
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 use the Melaleuca, or Tea Tree.
Herbs that are salt tolerant for beachside or roadside areas.
How to grow and use the herb Elecampane.
What herbs to include in a pizza themed garden.
Indoor herb garden basics. How to grow herbs indoors.
Herbs that grow as vines, for your herbal landscape.
All about the herb caraway. Herb Gardens.
How to Grow Hyssop. Herb Gardens.
My pick for the top 5 herbs for holiday cooking
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.
Top 10 herbs for medicinal salads
chamomile is a well known and gentle herb. It is easy to grow and makes a wonderful ground cover as well as a useful garden addition. Find out more about chamomile here!
Dyeing your own natural materials can be a hobby by itself. Try growing these wonderful herbs and create a rainbow of colors for your yarns and fabrics. Here are just a few ideas for an easy Dyer's herb garden.
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.
Is red raspberry leaf tea safe to drink during pregnancy?
Comfrey is easy to grow and makes a beautiful ornamental herb. It is also useful medicinally and nutritionally for livestock.