Growing Herbs
Growing Herbs
People have used herbs for their culinary and healing properties for many centuries. Today, herbs are as popular as ever, perhaps even more so. Cooks love the unique flavors that herbs— fresh or dried—lend to all kinds of food and drink. Herbalists treasure the healing qualities of certain flowers, leaves and roots. Herbal crafters preserve the beauty and fragrance of flowers and leaves in potpourri, wreaths, sachets and dried arrangements. And gardeners value herbs for all their excellent qualities, including their vigor, low maintenance and natural resistance to pests.   When most of us think of herbs, we picture the common kitchen seasonings—basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, and so on. Yet in the broadest sense o...
Site and Soil Most herbs grow best in a well-drained, moderately rich garden soil. However, some of the most popular herbs, such as rosemary, lavender, bay and winter savory, are woody plants nativ...
 
The Types Of Comment Herbs
When you are thinking of planting your own herbs, many come to mind. The most common herbs would be the ones you know will replace some of the ones you buy in the store. These would be the edible herbs that everyone is most familiar with. If you are not familiar with growing edible herbs, however, you might be asking yourself, “What kinds of herbs can I grow?” There is a list of g...
 
Choosing Herbs to Grow in a Perennial Edible Garden
Many herbs do quite well in the backyard garden and make a fine addition to the perennial edible garden. Some can be invasive, but there are tricks for dealing with them. By taking a look at plant color and height, you can also add some delightful interest with herbs. There are many herbs that are hardy in USDA Zones 4 through 8 at the very least. Here are a few good ones, with a little informatio...
 
Sloving Plant Problems
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Managing Insect Pests
The best way to manage insect pests in the home vegetable garden is to use a combination of strategies, including cultural, mechanical, and biological controls. Organic gardeners r...
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Reduce Pest and Disease Problems
Insect pests and plant pathogens are a challenge for every gardener and the temptation to wipe them out is strong. We encourage you to resist the urge to reach for an arsenal of ch...
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Managing Garden Weeds
Weeds are unwanted plants in gardens that reduce available moisture, nutrients, sunlight and growing space needed by crop plants. Their presence can reduced crop growth, quality an...
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Common Weeds In Garden
While one gardener's weed is another's salad, most everyone will agree that uninvited plants simply get in the way of what we want to grow. Here are some of the most c...