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.
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.
Culinary herbs are a popular reason to have an herbal garden. Find out what culinary herbs work best with beef recipes.
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.
Herbs that grow well in a shade garden design.
There are many misconceptions about drug use and household herbs. Find out more about getting high using household herbs.
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.
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!
Mullein is an emollient herb, good for cough and cold formulas
Here is how to start an herb garden from scratch.
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.
Learn how to make your own herb tea blends.
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.
How to grow and use the herb Eucalyptus
An easy recipe for herbal jelly, using dandelion blossoms.
Learn how to dye Easter eggs with herbs. Using dried herbs and a few simple ingredients, dye your Easter eggs with natural dyes.
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.
If you want to kick up your Mexican night, try growing these 6 herbs and put a little kick in your Latino Cooking!
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!
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.
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.
How to use a food dehydrator to dry herbs for storage.
These 5 herb are cold tolerant and can be grown from seed.
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.
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.
More herbs for an herbal smoking mixture
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.
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?
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.
Here are a list of Herbs for head lice. These can be made into simple remedies to combat head lice infestation.
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.
The nicest feature about a raised bed garden, is that you can create the perfect growing medium to fill it with.
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.
Indoor gardens need a bit of extra care, since you control the environment. What is good for your plants is also good for insects.
Tips for creating perfect herbal hanging baskets
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buy a fresh piece of ginger from the produce section of your local grocer.
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.
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.
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.
How to prune herbs to promote the healthiest growth.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Herbs for cooking with asparagus.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Ramps - What are ramps? Herb Gardens.
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.
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!
How to grow a foolproof herb garden
5 easy to grow herbs for the indoor kitchen garden.
How to fertilize an indoor herb garden.
Burdock is a useful and nourishing herb for any herb garden. Get to know burdock and all its uses here.
Early spring is the time to divide many of your herbs. This saves you time and money in the 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 Herbs season spring pea recipes
A short description on how to plant roses for the beginning gardener.
These herbs repel biting flies from home and barn.
5 herbs that attract butterflies to the garden.
7 Herbs for an edible container herb garden
During a drought, some herbs do better than others. Find 10 herbs that do very well during a drought.
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.
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.
Motherwort has a rich history of use by women, especially after childbirth.
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.
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.
5 best herbs for an soothing herbal salve. Here is a list of the 5 best herbs to make an herbal salve.
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.
How to protect your herbs from frost. Winter herb garden tips.
5 herbs that are dangerous to ingest or handle. Use caution if growing and handling any of these varieties.
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 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.
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.
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 complete herb garden guide will walk you through the entire process of designing planting and harvesting you own herb garden
Five herbs to make an herbal butter, better known as a compound butter, which is generally used to flavor or finish a dish.
Drift series of easy to grow roses
Five herbs to help soothe indigestion caused by overindulgence during the holidays - or anytime - including fennel, mint and dill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
how to transplant potted herbs. Herb Gardens.
How to plant a kitchen 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.
5 huge herbs for the garden.
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.
Don't bother spending money on stevia packets that taste horrible. Try making your own liquid stevia for mere pennies.
Herbs that grow as vines, for your herbal landscape.
Indoor herb garden basics. How to grow herbs indoors.
5 best herbs for making plant medicine during cold and flu season.
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.
Borage is a lovely herb. It can be used for a beautiful decorative planting, delicious food item and a medicinal food.
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.
Anise is a lovely herb, both in plant and taste. Licorice like in taste, it has a rich history in both usefulness and lore
Herbs for smoking must be dried properly in order to make a palatable mixture.
Herbs that are salt tolerant for beachside or roadside areas.
Yarrow - What is yarrow and how it is useful in medicinal and ornamental herb gardens.
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.
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.
What to do if you have Basil Downy Mildew disease.
What herbs to use for a homemade shampoo that helps dry hair.
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.
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.
5 Herbs that all have a lemony scent and taste, for an herb garden.
Here are seven keys for a successful indoor herb garden. These areas are crucial for healthy indoor plants.
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.
Hydroponics - What is hydroponics, and how can you use it in your herb garden
How to make ginger beer starter, using wild yeast.
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.
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.
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 grow and use the Melaleuca, or Tea Tree.
Herbs to soothe tired and aching feet.
Why make your own herbal body care products? What makes them appealing to so many people, and how can one go about making their own herbal things? Learn how to make many herbal care products and why they are best for your skin.
All about the herb Monkshood(Aconite)
How to mulch an herb garden is important for any size garden. Here is how to mulch an herb garden for the healthiest herbs.
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.
supplies for any new herb gardener
3 more herbs to add to a list of herbs for a border in your garden design
How to mulch herbs properly. Herb Gardens.
Best herbs for creating a child's herb garden
Dandelion greens are a tasty springtime treat. They are considered a potherb, which means they are the greens parts of a plant that are eaten. High in vitamin C and iron, dandelion greens are good for you as well as good tasting.
Herbs to create a rock wall herb garden.
Make hand rubbed sage at home. Herb Gardens.
Some stunning roses that were named after famous people
What fertilizers are best for herb growth
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.
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 herb Elecampane.
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.
Herbs for a hanging basket in the sun