From the Garden

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Chamomile

    Chamomile leave and flowers

    Chamomile flowers are used to make tea. Chamomile tea has a fresh, clean flavor that is immediately soothing. There are two chamomiles: Roman chamomile (botanical name Chamaemelum nobile) and German chamomile (botanical name Matricaria recutita or Matricaria chamomilla). Both are members of the Asteraceae daisy family.Roman chamomile has a fragrance and flavor similar to that […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Mizuna

    Mizuna leaves

    Mizuna is an Asian leafy green well suited for salads or salad mixes such as mesclun. Mizuna can also be used in stir-fries and soups and added to other dishes at the end of cooking. Mizuna is similar to mustard greens though milder flavored—a bit peppery, tangy, and with a light cabbage flavor. Mizuna is […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Sweet Cicely

    Sweet cicely leaves

    Sweet cicely is a perennial herb–a member of the parsley family. The leaves and seeds of sweet cicely are very sweet flavored with a hint of licorice. Sweet cicely can be used in the kitchen as a sweetener and to cut down the acidity of fruit. Sweet cicely looks much like a fern and its […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Salad Burnet

    Salad burnet, Sanguisorba minor

    Salad burnet is a perennial herb with a light cucumber flavor and aroma. Salad burnet grows best in the cool time of the year, spring and fall. The leaves of salad burnet are added to salads and dressings, and can be used much like mint leaves in iced drinks. Here is your complete guide to […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Cress

    Cress watercress1

    Garden cress also called broadleaf cress–and other cresses: curly cress and watercress–are quick-growing cool-weather vegetables. Cresses grow easily from seed and also can be propagated from stem pieces or cuttings. Cress will sprout on water-soaked paper towels or cotton. Cress Quick Growing Tips Sow cress in the garden early in spring, as early as 4 […] More

  • Early Planting Onions, Shallots, and Garlic

    Onions started indoors1

    Plant sets of garlic, onions, and shallots early in spring to get large bulbs at harvest. Start these crops indoors where snow or too much rain keeps you out of the garden early in the season. Garlic, onions, and shallots started indoors to give you a head start on the season. Set in the garden […] More

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