• How to Start an Herb Garden

    Culinary herbs

    Herbs are both beautiful and useful. They require a small amount of effort for great reward. An herb garden is easy to start; you can grow herbs in their own stand-alone bed, include them in existing flower and vegetable bed or grow them in decorative pots. Herbs are highly adaptable they will grow in the […] More

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  • January Vegetable Garden Zone-by-Zone

    spring planting

    January brings the start of a new garden season. All gardeners can begin planning this year’s vegetable and herb garden in January and some will start planting this month. To start the vegetable garden year, ask yourself these questions: Which vegetable do we want for fresh eating? Which do we want for freezing and storing […] More

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  • How to Start New Plants from Cuttings

    Cuttings from existing plants can be used to start new plants. You can start new plants from trimmings of grapes, figs, perennial herbs such as rosemary and lemon verbena, and even from some vegetables such as peppers and tomatoes. No special tools or equipment are needed to start new plants from cuttings. You will need […] More

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  • How to Grow Catnip Herb

    Nepeta cataria

    Catnip is an herb that has been attracting cats for more than 2,500 years—and that’s just recorded history. The gray-green foliage when bruised or rubbed releases oil that is irresistible to cats. But catnip is not just for cats; catnip is a member of the mint family and like other mints catmint can be used […] More

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  • How to Grow Nasturtium Herb

    How to grow nasturtium: nasturtium in garden

    Nasturtiums are grown in the flower garden for their array of bright colors. They are grown in the herb garden for their distinctly peppery flavor. All parts of the nasturtium are edible—the leaves, the flowers, and the seeds. The flavor of nasturtiums is similar to watercress. Get to Know Nasturtium Herb Botanical name and family: […] More

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  • Cabbage Seed Starting Tips

    Cabbage seed starting requires the prospect of cool days and nights. Cabbage is a cool-season crop best planted in early spring or mid- to late summer. Cabbage thrives in temperatures between 65°F and 75°F (18-24°C) and can withstand cold temperatures down to 25°F (-4°C). To grow cabbage where summers are warm, sow the seed of […] More

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  • Cauliflower Seed Starting Tips

    Cauliflower is a cool-season crop; it thrives in temperatures between 57°F and 68°F (14°C-20°C). Plant fast-maturing cauliflower varieties in spring or fall. Any variety that requires more than 80 days to mature should be planted for fall harvest. Purple varieties are both heat and cold tolerant. Cauliflower matures in 50 to 85 days depending on […] More

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  • Broccoli Seed Starting Tips

    Broccoli is a cool-season crop. It thrives in temperatures between 60° and 70°F (15-21°C). Mature plants can withstand cold temperatures down to 25°F (-4°). Broccoli can be temperamental; if you plant too early plants may produce only small heads—called “buttons.” And if you plant too late—and plants mature in very warm or hot weather—heads may […] More

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  • Growing Herbs Indoors Questions Answered

    Herbs grow indoors

    Here are common questions asked about growing herbs indoors: Do herbs grow well indoors? Herbs can be grown indoors if the conditions are right. Here are the basics: (1) daytime temperature of 70°F (21°C) is acceptable but 60° (15°C)  is better; night temperature of not over 55°F (12°C) is best; (2) plenty of light and […] More

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  • Herbs for Tea

    Herbs for Tea

    Mint and chamomile are the most common herb teas, but you can brew tea from almost any garden herb. Herb teas are soothing and often health-giving. They contain virtually none of the caffeine found in coffee. Herbal tea is easy to make: put a handful of fresh herbs (about ¼ cup) per cup of tea […] More

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  • Garden Tips for October

    October is the right time to prepare for the coming frost and cold weather. How will you extend the season if your summer crops are not yet ready for harvest? How will you protect your autumn and winter garden from snow and freezing temperatures? We have put together a roundup of things to do starting […] More

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  • Garden Tips for June

    Zucchini and flower

    June is the month the vegetable, herb, and fruit gardens pick up steam. Spring comes to a close in June and summer begins. Complete your spring planting in early June. By the end of the month, the soil and air will be sufficiently warm for plant growth to accelerate and begin growth toward harvest. (Of […] More

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