Add a winner to your herb garden: Cleopatra is a 2015 All-America Winner. Unlike Greek and Italian oreganos, ‘Cleopatra’ has a mild, spicy flavor with a hint of peppermint. Many cooks prefer adding ‘Cleopatra’ to their roasted vegetables and … Read Article
Herb growers and pesto lovers are feeling a bit stressed the past few years due to the increasing pervasiveness of basil downy mildew (BDM). Sweet basil plants, those most cherished by gardeners, are the most susceptible to the disease. … Read Article
You told us you wanted more deer-resistant herbs and we heard you. Lemon balm Melissa officinalis Herbaceous member of the mint family White to pale pink flowers bloom June-August Attracts honey bees Edible, lemon-scented leaves are used in soup, pasta … Read Article
Of all the ground covers we have ever tried, creeping thymus is far and away our favorite. This delightful plant is not overly invasive here in Zone 5/6, but it also does a good job at keeping weeds at bay. … Read Article
Fresh Eggs Daily Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens…Naturally by Lisa Steele 160 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2013 List price: $17.95 With Chick Days upon us, there’s no better time to choose a guide for keeping backyard chickens. I’ve read a few … Read Article
When our blog readers were posed the question “If you could only grow two herbs, which would you choose?”, more than 20 herbs were listed.
Cooking with fresh herbs and flavors from your own garden is wonderful, and for many people herbs are the first step into the world of growing edibles. Having them available in the cold months is the next best thing.
Check out this video from GrowOrganic.com with Patricia Boudier, Co-Owner of Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply, for great advice on how to freeze and dry herbs.
The tantalizing taste of a dish seasoned delectably with fresh herbs is sure to keep our taste buds happy. However, why not take the seasoning of our recipes up a notch when cooking dishes that require using skewers?
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, … Read Article
What are some herbs that will grow well in pots, indoors?