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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.
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.
Starting an Herb Garden? Avoid These 10 Mistakes
The top 10 most common mistakes in herb gardening and how to avoid them.
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.
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 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.
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.
5 Great Herbs for a Shade Garden
Herbs that grow well in a shade garden design.
Where To Buy Herb Plants Online
There are many herbal sites online to buy herbs from, here are just a few.
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 Herbs Season Fish and Seafood?
Herbs used to season fish and seafood dishes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How To Make Dandelion Herbal Jelly
An easy recipe for herbal jelly, using dandelion blossoms.
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.
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.
How To Plant Roses
A short description on how to plant roses for the beginning gardener.
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!
How to Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden
How to plant a kitchen herb garden
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?
How To Prune My Herb Garden
How to prune herbs to promote the healthiest growth.
How to dehydrate herbs for storage
How to use a food dehydrator to dry herbs for storage.
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.
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.
Tips for a Successful Indoor Herb Garden
How to grow herbs inside the home as well as you do outside
How To Create Perfect Herbal Hanging Baskets
Tips for creating perfect herbal hanging baskets
What Are The Top 5 Indoor Herb Garden Kits
What are the top 5 indoor herb garden kits?
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 Herbs For Early Spring Gardens
These 5 herb are cold tolerant and can be grown from seed.
Herbs For A Drought Garden
During a drought, some herbs do better than others. Find 10 herbs that do very well during a drought.
Echinacea
Echinacea is a well known herb. It is used for healing as well as a stunning border accent.
Tips for Making Your Own Herbal Tea
Learn how to make your own herb tea blends.
5 Herbs For A Lemon Scented Herb Garden
5 Herbs that all have a lemony scent and taste, for an herb garden.
Birds and Bees Love this Easy-To-Grow Herb
Mullein is an emollient herb, good for cough and cold formulas
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.
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.
How To Grow and Use Eucalyptus
How to grow and use the herb Eucalyptus
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.
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.
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.
What Can I Do To Herb Garden In The Winter?
What to do during the winter, in the herb garden.
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.
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!
Tips For Spring Rose Care
From Rose Expert: Chris VanCleave, here are 10 tips that will have your spring roses blooming nicely!
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.
Burdock - What Is Burdock
Burdock is a useful and nourishing herb for any herb garden. Get to know burdock and all its uses here.
Herbs Used To Season Asparagus Dishes
Herbs for cooking with asparagus.
Lavender - How To Use Lavender
Lavender grows well in sunny, open areas.
What is a Raised Bed Herb Garden?
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 - 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.
How To Make Dandelion Infused Oil
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 Do I Know If My Old Seeds Will Grow?
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 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.
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.
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.
5 Herbs To Include In A Butterfly Garden
5 herbs that attract butterflies to the garden.
How To Grow An Herb Garden That Won't Die
How to grow a foolproof herb garden
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.
5 More Herbs For Smoking Mixtures
More herbs for an herbal smoking mixture
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.
5 Herbs For Seasoning Spring Peas
5 Herbs season spring pea recipes
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.
How To Grow An Indoor Herb Garden
Indoor herb garden basics. How to grow herbs indoors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fertilize An Indoor Herb Garden - How To...
How to fertilize an indoor 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.
When To Start Herbs From Seed
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Beginner's Guide to Herb Gardening
Here is how to start an herb garden from scratch.
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.
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.
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.
Why You Should Love Yarrow
Yarrow - What is yarrow and how it is useful in medicinal and ornamental herb gardens.
5 Best Herbs For an Indoor Herb Garden
5 easy to grow herbs for the indoor kitchen garden.
Seedling - What Is A Seedling
What is a seedling? Herb Gardens.
Calendula
This must-have herb, which is both beautiful and easy to grow, has a wide range of uses, from medicinal to soapmaking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transplanting Potted Herbs To The Garden
how to transplant potted herbs. Herb Gardens.
Choosing a Container for Gardening
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.
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
5 Tall Herbs For The Garden Landscape
5 huge herbs for the garden.
Watering Your Herb Garden
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.
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 Grow and Use Motherwort
Motherwort has a rich history of use by women, especially after childbirth.
How To Plant Your Herb Garden From Seed Packets
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.
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 Use Herbs As Companion Plants In The...
How to use herbs as companion plants to deter insects and improve the health of your garden.
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.
Indoor Gardening: What's Wrong With My Rosemary?
How to grow rosemary indoors. Herb Gardens.
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.
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.
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.
What Herbs Grow Best In A Full Sun Hanging Basket
Herbs for a hanging basket in the sun
How To Check Herb Seed Viability
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.
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.
How To Mulch Herbs In the Garden
How to mulch herbs properly. Herb Gardens.
What Fertilizers Are Best For Herbs
What fertilizers are best for herb growth
How To Mulch an Herb Garden
How to mulch an herb garden is important for any size garden. Here is how to mulch an herb garden for the healthiest herbs.
Savory - Summer or Winter
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.
5 Best Herbs For Cold And Flu Season
5 best herbs for making plant medicine during cold and flu season.
How to Make Your Own Candied Ginger
Buy a fresh piece of ginger from the produce section of your local grocer.
What Herbs Correspond To My Horoscope?
Your Horoscope sign and the corresponding herbs
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!
What To Do After You Have Basil Downy Mildew
What to do if you have Basil Downy Mildew disease.
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.
Lemongrass - What is Lemongrass
Lemongrass herb is a brightly scented and flavored culinary herb. It is easy to grow and has a pleasant lemon taste.
Nematode - What is a Nematode
Nematodes are tiny organisms that can be both beneficial and harmful to an herb 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.
How To Grow and Use Elecampane
How to grow and use the herb Elecampane.
Herbs for Allergies
Herbs for allergies. Herb Gardens.
What Kind Of Mulch Do I Need In The Herb 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 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!
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!
Peat Moss - What Is Peat Moss
Peat moss is a component of good indoor potting mix.
What 5 Herbs Grow Best In An Edible Container...
7 Herbs for an edible container herb garden
What Herbs Repel Biting Flies
These herbs repel biting flies from home and barn.
Attracting Beneficial Insects To The Garden...
Beneficial insects will enhance your gardens by bringing pollinators and natural protection to your landscape. When you garden, consider the positive benefits that these welcome insects will bring if you an attract them.
Herbs for making sweet jelly
herbs in the kitchen: Sweet Jelly.
How To Plant An Herbal Hanging Basket
How to plant an herbal hanging basket
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!
Herbs To Divide In Spring
Early spring is the time to divide many of your herbs. This saves you time and money in the garden.
What Herbs Grow In The White House Vegetable...
What herbs are growing in the White House vegetable garden?
Earthbox - Self Watering Container Garden
Self watering containers are the perfect solution for gardeners with little space, full time jobs and more.
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 Grow As Herbal Vines
Herbs that grow as vines, for your herbal landscape.
Hydroponics - What is Hydroponic Gardening
Hydroponics - What is hydroponics, and how can you use it in your herb garden
Fencing The Herb Garden
There are many types of fencing to consider. If you know what is bothering your garden, you can choose the right fencing to deter the problem.
Slippery Elm - What is Slippery Elm?
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.
How To Make Herbal Potpourri
All about herbal potpourri. Herb Gardens.
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.
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.
How To Get Ready For Selling At Farmers Markets
Farmers markets are available across the country. You probably have one near you that is going on from late spring to late fall. This is a great place to sell your herbal products, plants and other items, as well as create a customer base for any time of year.
How To Grow A Garden On A Budget
Growing an herb garden without breaking your budget is possible! How to grow a garden on a budget is a must read for anyone watching their spending habits. Find out more here!

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