Ripe vegetables and fruit wait for no one. Always harvest your crops when they are ready and if they cannot be eaten straight away, dry them or freeze them for use later. It is unlikely that the harvest from your container kitchen garden will be large enough to cause any major storage problems. However, that
Italian and Greek food wouldn’t be as appealing without the smell of oregano adding a pungent treble to the bass note of garlicy aroma in most Mediterranean recipes. That oregano smell has attracted fans across the world and throughout history. Ancient Greeks used oregano as a treatment for respiratory infections. Ancient Egyptian herbalists used it
If you’re seeking a safer alternative to prescription opiates, it may be for a good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. Opiates account for roughly 72% of overdose-related deaths each year.
Spices In Your Garden – One of the great things about spices is that you can grow them yourself with relative ease. And then you will always have fresh spices to use in your cooking. Herb gardens are a delicious way to enjoy your food more and to enjoy the fulfillment that comes from growing
What could be better than a meal made with fresh ingredients flavored by fresh herbs? A simple pizza can be lifted by the addition of fresh basil and boiled potatoes can be given a taste of spring by adding fresh mint.
Create Your Indoor Herb Garden – Many people want to know which herb garden plants will grow best inside your home. Well the answer is simple. Nearly all herbal garden plants can be grown inside. However,
The Most Important Herbs For Your Kitchen Garden – Herbs in containers should be positioned close to the kitchen so they can easily be picked. Most are easy to grow and even a small container or trough will produce sufficient for everyday use in the kitchen.
How to plant lupines? This article will provide you with detailed instructions on how to grow lupine in from seed easily. Lupines are inexpensive and easy to grow. Once they start growing they will provide you with beautiful flowers year after year. Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus) is colorful perennial which will grow without much effort year
Space-Saving Gardening Methods For A Small Vegetable Gardens – The gardeners want good production from limited space which may even include containers on patios, decks or balconies. There are several space-saving gardening methods that may be used. Old English gardeners devised the idea of interplanting vegetables to utilize space more fully. Interplanting means that a
Designing A Herb Garden (Part 2) – The secret of successful herb garden design lies in care, planning and study. Think carefully about the objectives and possibilities, and don’t be afraid to experiment to get the effect you want. Scented herbs. Consider the scent of the plants as well as their other properties. Many herbs
Designing A Herb Garden (Part 1) – Many gardeners use containers to grow herbs, whatever the size of their garden. This has many advantages: the containers can be positioned just outside the kitchen door so that they are easily available to the cook; many herbs, such as mint, are invasive in the ground and are
The first thing any gardener has to do when planning a garden is to measure the space that is available. This is particularly important when planning a kitchen container garden as when space is limited greater care has to be taken to make sure every bit is used to the best advantage. Whether the space