• How to Start an Herb Garden

    Culinary herbs

    Herbs are both beautiful and useful. They require a small amount of effort for a 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 beds or grow them in decorative pots. Herbs are highly adaptable they will grow in […] More

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  • Vegetable Garden Grower’s Masterclass

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    Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden Ever, Learn to Use the N-E-W Gardening Method–Narrow Beds, Equidistant Planting, Wide Rows Practical Advice for Beginners and Seasoned Experts, Learn How to Grow an Orangic, Healthy, Bountiful Kitchen Vegetable Garden More

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  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Nasturtium Herb

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    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. Here is your complete guide to growing nasturtium. Where […] More

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  • Herbs for Cool Season Growing

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    Herbs well suited for growing in cool weather are cilantro, chervil, chives, dill, and parsley. Unlike warm-weather summer-grown herbs, cool-weather herbs can be sown directly in the garden a month or more before the last frost in spring for late spring harvest and again in late summer for fall harvest. Cool-season herbs grow best in […] More

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  • Growing Herbs for Cooking

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    Herbs for cooking are plants whose leaves, seeds, fruits, flowers, or other parts are used fresh or dried for flavoring food. (A spice–broadly speaking–denotes a flavoring derived from the seed, fruit, bark, or other parts of a plant grown in warm, tropical regions.) A “potherb” is a plant you cook in a pot. Herbs generally […] More

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  • Bees and Herbs

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    Many culinary herbs will attract bees to your garden. Grow herbs and you will get double-duty attracting pollinators and bringing flavorings to the kitchen. Many herbs can be harvested cut-and-come-again, leaves, flowers, and seeds. That means you can enjoy many of these herbs all season without replanting. Bees in the garden are a good thing. […] More

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  • How to Dry Herbs

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    The herbs you grow and dry yourself will be far superior to those you buy packaged. Herbs with woody stems and thick or tough leaves are best for drying and holding their flavor—thyme, rosemary, oregano, sage, and lemon verbena are good choices. (Herbs with soft leaves and stems such as basil, dill, parsley, chervil, and […] More

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  • Herbs with Edible Flowers

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    Many herbs have edible flowers than can be used as a colorful garnish for salads and for both sweet and savory dishes. Add herb flowers to delicate salads and salad herbs such as lamb’s lettuce and chervil. Tip: toss the leaves of a salad you plan to add herbs to first then add dressing then […] More

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  • Lemon Herbs to Grow and Cook

    Lemon flavored herbs

    Lemony herbs—lemon flavored and scented—are easy to grow and add a tangy zest to many dishes. Fresh leaves are commonly torn and added directly to salads and main dishes as a seasoning or garnish. Leaves and some flowers can be steeped in teas or blended into oils and vinegars. All can be preserved for later […] More

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  • Cabbage Seed Starting Tips

    Seedling Cabbage

    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 a fast-maturing […] More

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