Growing marjoram is a great way to add flavor and variety to both your kitchen and your herb garden. It’s actually not a difficult plant to grow as long as you pay attention to the weather. My fatal downfall was that I put my plants outside too soon – and we got a late-season snowstorm. […]
Herbs are not only-packed with nutrients, they can give your dishes lots of flavors, and make you a better cook.
What’s more, herbs aren’t that hard to grow on your homestead. Many can even be grown in pots, while most can thrive in the garden along with your veggies.
Some say that comfrey is so easy to grow that all you need to do is chop off a piece of comfrey root, and stick it in the ground. But there are some additional considerations to keep in mind when you grow comfrey. Keep reading to find out how to plant, grow, and harvest comfrey.
If you’ve mastered growing basic herbs like basil, sage, rosemary, and thyme, it might be ready to tackle another new herb – savory. There are two main types of savory, winter and summer, but both are relatively uncommon in most peoples’ backyard herb beds. There’s no good reason for this, either, since savory is incredibly
Whether it’s dill pickles that have your heart, or a dill sauce on crispy grilled salmon, rest assured that dill is an easy herb to grow. With a little bit of sunlight and plenty of water, dill can easily be grown from seed. It matures quickly, and can be enjoyed during successive harvests throughout the
This year, one of my main gardening goals was to learn how to plant, grow, and harvest fennel – along with a number of other culinary herbs. Some of my other herbs (especially the lemon balm) have done quite well, and although my fennel is still holding its own, it hasn’t quite gone through the
Nothing says spring quite like the appearance of fragrant pink chive blossoms in the herb garden. If you’ve planted chives just once, you will likely find that they keep coming back, year after year, these plants are hardy, easy to grow perennials that tolerate cool, rainy weather with grace. If you’re looking for guidance on
We often think of herb gardens as sunny little patches outside the kitchen window, and many common herbs are grown in full sun. But there are plenty of herbs – some common and some not so common- that will grow wonderfully in the shade. If you want delightful and shade-tolerant herbs but don’t have much direct sun,
Stevia is an herb grown for its sweet, sweet flavor without the calories of sugar. Chewing on a stevia leaf will release a flavor that can be 30 to 40 times the sweetness of white sugar. Extract of this plant is often used in place of sugar, especially in low calorie or diabetic recipes. Leaves
If you’re deciding what to put in your garden this year, or you just need a pick-me-up from winter’s non-growing season, you’ll want to consider basil. It’s delicious, it’s easy to grow, and it’s beautiful. You can grow basil indoors and out. Basil just loves warm weather and happily thrives in the sunshine. You can
Thyme – this cool season herb is the one every backyard gardener or homesteader should have in his or her herb garden. You can grow thyme along the edge of a walkway, bordering a short garden wall, or even in a container inside your home. It even makes a gorgeous groundcover for an area you