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    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Clary

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    Clary also called clary sage is an herb with colorful bracts that range in color from pale mauve to lilac or white to pink with a pink mark on the edge. It is a standout in the perennial border. Clary leaves taste much like culinary sage with a warm, pungent camphor fragrance.  Clary can be […] More

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    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Costmary

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    Costmary is a perennial herb sometimes called mint geranium. But costmary is neither mint nor geranium although its leaves have a spearmint flavor. Costmary makes an attractive, fragrant hedge in the herb garden or perennial border. Its leaves can be used fresh or dried to flavor green and fruit salads and make tea. Here is […] More

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    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Shiso–Perilla

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    Shiso–Perilla frutescens var. cripa–is a member of the mint family. It strongly resembles a large basil plant. Shiso leaves have the tangy flavor of cumin, mint, nutmeg, and anise combined. There are two main types: green and red. Green shiso can be added to salads and is used in wrapped sushi or chopped into hot […] More

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    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Stevia

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    Stevia is a tropical perennial herb grown as an annual. The sugary-tasting leaves of stevia are 30 to 40 times sweeter than granulated sugar—and they have no calories. The leaves can be used fresh, dried, or ground as a sugar substitute to sweeten desserts, fruit, and drinks. Here is your complete guide to growing stevia. […] More

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    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Lemon Verbena

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    Lemon verbena is a semi-tropical plant. Its leaves have an intensely lemony fragrance and flavor. Leaves can be used in herbal teas and added to fruit salads, vegetables, and desserts. Dried leaves will remain fragrant for several years. Add a touch of lemon verbena to foods, then taste, then add more if needed—use a light […] More

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    Growing Herbs Indoors Questions Answered

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    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