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Understanding Basil Downy Mildew

Understanding Basil Downy Mildew

  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. …

6 MORE Deer-Resistant Herbs


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 …

Book Review: Fresh Eggs Daily

Fresh Eggs Daily

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 …

Try This Botanical Trick at Your Next Cookout

rosemary plant

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?

Dried Herbs from the Garden

Store Dried Herbs in a Jar

Follow these simple instructions from Little House in the Suburbs by Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskins  for drying, grinding and storing fresh herbs from the garden.