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Tulips Care And Maintenance - Gardening Advice For Getting The Most Out Of Your Tulip Bulbs
Tulips Care and Maintenance Tips for the most beautiful spring colors. Learn about storing, potting and forcing tulips and how to deal with pests and diseases.
Growing Ginger -
Learn Growing Ginger in your garden or indoors. Try growing ginger root in pots or in a sheltered plot outside. Making a soothing ginger root tea is a great natural remedy for an upset stomach.
How To Grow Ginger In the Garden Or Indoors
Learn how to grow ginger indoors and outdoors, what growing conditions this tropical plant needs to thrive and produce an abundance of the spicy ginger root.
Shade Garden Plants For Baskets And Containers
Question: Hello. We have a very shady yard area to the rear of our house that NEVER gets sunlight and is pretty gloomy. Is there anything (flowering or
Hostas under Pine tree?
Question: I live on the shores of Lake Huron in Port Austin, Michigan. I have a tall pine tree next to my house with a very large area underneath. I would
Growing Herbs From Seeds - How To Plant Herbs
Gardening Tips for Growing Herbs From Seeds. Growing fresh herbs is a must if you like good cooking. It is not difficult to produce delicious and healthy herbs in your garden or even window-sill.
Growing Organic Herbs - Natural Culinary Herb Gardening Methods
Growing Organic Herbs - natural pest control methods work well in keeping pests and diseases under control. Learn about organic aphid control and managing fungal diseases in your organic herb garden.
Although herbs are pretty tough plants they can get affected by bugs and diseases. And nothing will put you off more than greenflies and other creepy-crawlies on herbs that you want to eat.
The best prevention of pests is to keep your plants healthy and vigorous but there will be occasions when you will discover unwanted creatures on your plants.
Growing Herbs In Containers - Care And Maintenance Tips For Growing Herbs At Home
Growing Herbs In Containers will provide you with lots of yummy herbs! These gardening tips for growing herbs in pots will help you to avoid frustrating mistakes and will make growing herbs at home a snap!
Growing herbs in containers of course takes a little bit of effort but you are rewarded with delicious tasty and healthy greens. Herbs though need less care than a lot of flowers or vegetables.
Regular watering and feeding are the most important tasks for herbs in pots.
Choosing the right herbs for a Container Herb Garden
Choosing the right herbs for a Container Herb Garden is critical for success. Here is a selection of culinary herbs that work well for growing herbs in pots.
I want to show some of my favourite herbs for a successful container herb garden. I will group them into annual or biennial herbs and perennial herbs.
The perennial herbs need a slightly different treatment long term in terms or re-potting, container size and feeding.
Freezing Herbs And Other Methods Of Preserving Herbs
Freezing Herbs is probably the easiest way of preserving surplus herbs but this method is not suitable for all culinary herbs. Learn how to freeze herbs and other methods like drying or marinating herbs.
Once you are used to having fresh herbs available for cooking all the time you will want to make sure that you have a supply ready for the winter months. Freezing herbs is a great and easy way to accomplish that.
Even if you grow herbs only in a small scale you will be surprised how much of them you can save.
You might also have surplus herbs during the summer that will go to waste if you don't preserve them for later use.
How To Grow Tarragon Herb In Your Culinary Herb Garden
Growing Tarragon Herb is easy! Grow this culinary herb in containers or in the ground. Learn about the difference between a French and a Russian Tarragon plant and make the right choice for you!
Be careful when buying Tarragon plants because there are two varieties of it with quite different flavours.
The French Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) is more aromatic but less cold tolerant. Often the flowers don't open and the plants won't produce seeds particularly if summer temperatures are low.
It can only be propagated from root cuttings and runners. Take some of the runners and put them into pots during September. Over-winter the pots inside near a bright window.
The Sage Plant - How To Grow A Sage In Your Culinary Herb Garden
Every serious herb gardener needs a Sage Plant! Growing Sage herb is not difficult: grow a sage bush in a container or in your herb garden and enjoy the delicious leaves!
The evergreen Sage herb (Salvia officinalis) forms a nice shrub that produces pretty purple flowers during the summer. This is a very decorative herb to add to your container herb garden.
Choose a nice large pot and you will have a real looker! A good sized container is important because a Sage plant will reach a size of two foot high and wide fairly quickly.
Growing Mint Herb - How To Grow Mint In A Container Herb Garden Or In The Ground
Every herb garden should include a Mint Herb plant but there are a few things you should know about mint plants before you get started!
The Mint herb (Mentha piperata)is another easy to grow perennial herb. Some gardeners might be cursing it because it can get quite invasive if it likes a place.
To avoid that, plant it into a container or into a garden area where it can be allowed to spread.
If you want to plant it into the ground use a bucket without the bottom to restrict it from travelling.
Growing Lovage Herb - An Easy To Grow Culinary Herb For Your Kitchen Herb Garden
Growing Lovage herb is easy and you can grow a Lovage plant in a container herb garden or in the ground. Lean how to grow this interesting tasting herb.
The Lovage herb (Levisticum officinale) always reminds me of my grandmother. She always had lots of it growing in her garden and I remember being fascinated by its very intense flavour and scent. It would remind you a bit of celery.
Lovage is a perennial herb and can grow for many years in a garden. It prefers a richer soil than most other herbs and can be added to a herbaceous border.
Growing Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) As A Refreshing Culinary Herb
Growing Lemon Balm in containers or the ground is easy if you choose the right place for it. Learn how to grow Lemon Balm with these easy tips.
This hardy perennial herb has been in cultivation for over 2000 years. Lemon balm grows to about 2 feet high and 1 1/2 feet wide. They produce lots of Lemon Balm leaves.
One plant is usually enough for a family. The small white flowers that appear during the summer are great for bees.
If you like a splash of colour try the golden leafed forms Melissa officinalis 'Aurea' or 'Allgold'. These varieties are best planted in part shade.
Growing Chives Is Easy Even If You Are A Beginner - How To Grow Chives
Growing Chives - an easy to grow culinary herb that you can enjoy all year round. Learn a few easy tricks and start growing and harvesting Chives all year round!
This herb is known by many and is a must-have! Chives are probably one of the easiest herbs to grow and they are very popular for their versatility in the kitchen.
The spicy onion like flavour is great to enhance soups, soft cheeses, omelettes, pancakes or potato dishes. It is best added after cooking.
The Bay Leaf Plant - How To Grow A Bay Leaf Tree As A Culinary Herb
The Bay Leaf Plant is a lovely evergreen small tree or shrub for your containers or garden and should not be missing from your herb collection. Grow a Bay Laurel Tree if you like cooking with its aromatic leaves!
The Bay Leaf tree (Laurus nobilis) has long been used for cooking and was a holy tree for the Greeks and Romans. Bay laurels grow into a small evergreen tree or bush up to 10 m (30 ft) high and up to 6 m (18 ft) wide.
They are traditionally used for topiary shaped into pyramids, ball shapes and standard trees and look very elegant and classy in a terracotta pot!
Growing Nasturtiums for Their Colorful Flowers And As A Culinary Herb!
Growing Nasturtiums for flowers and as a herb is great fun. The cheerful Nasturtium flowers brighten up beds and containers. Growing Nasturtium plants makes your herb garden really pretty!
Most people would look at Nasturtiums as being a flower but it is edible as well as very decorative and colourful. The bright orange, red or yellow Nasturtioum flowers appear during the summer.
New selections include compact varieties with deep red flowers (T. majus 'Empress of India') or speckled variegated foliage (T. majus 'Alaska').
Growing Cilantro (Coriander) - How To Grow Cilantro For Delicious Tasting Meals!
Growing Cilantro or Coriander is easy and quick.Learn how to grow, harvest and preserve cilantro and all about its uses in cooking.
Growing Cilantro and using it for cooking became popular in the western world only in the last two decades.
In Asia and the Middle East it has been used for over 3000 years! This annual herb can easily be grown from seeds.
It is a great herb for containers or a window sill herb garden. You can of course also grow coriander in the ground. Just remember that is is a short lived culinary herb that needs to seeded in regular intervals to have an ongoing supply! But because it is so easy to grow this it not a big deal.
Growing Garden Cress Is Child's Play!
Garden Cress is one of the simplest things to grow. Grow cress on your window sill during the winter and boost your immune system with lots of Vitamin C from this easy to grow culinary herb!
Garden Cress is a fun little herb to grow. You can grow it literally anywhere and anytime. It is child's play to grow and if you want to start kids on gardening growing cress is a great project.
Within two weeks you will have fresh greens that are loaded with Vitamin C. You can watch it grow!
Growing Chervil Is Easy And Quick - Learn How To Grow This Underused Culinary Herb!
Growing Chervil is so easy! Learn to grow chervil and benefit from this delicate looking culinary herb even in the winter! Learn how to grow chervil and how to use it for cooking and preserving.
Chervil is probably a lesser known annual herb but it deserves a spot in your kitchen herb garden. It is easily and quickly grown from seeds.
The Romans used this delicate looking herb with the fern like foliage. The flavour of chervil is very aromatic and would remind you of aniseed.
You can get curly and flat leafed varieties of chervil. Both are equally good and taste the same.
Gardening Tips For Growing Oregano and Marjoram
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