Herbs in the Garden
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There’s something about growing your own food that brings newbies over to the green side. My starter plant? Basil. I was tired of buying sad, wilted, yellowing leaves jammed into tiny plastic containers at the grocery store—and paying too much for them. There had to be a better way. That spring, I bought a terra-cotta pot and a little sweet basil plant, and I parked the planting on the sunny front stoop of my apartment.
Herbs are powerful plants. Just the thought of picking fresh rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus spp. and cvs., Zones 8–10) or basil (Ocimum basilicum spp. and cvs., annual) can awaken our sense of smell or conjure up memories. For thousands of years, humans have used herbs not only for cooking but also for medicinal, therapeutic, and spiritual purposes.
If you want to enjoy regular flavor in your kitchen anytime and at a moment’s notice, you can grow herbs inside all year long. Here are a few tips for growing a successful windowsill herb garden. 1. Get your seedlings off to a good start. 2. Make sure you have enough sunlight. 3. Avoid overwatering your herbs as they grow. -- Erin Walrath-Mariano For more tips on how to successfully grow herbs inside year-round, visit the link in our bio and click the linked image to visit our website.
No garden is complete without herbs. Not only are they attractive plants, but they also taste phenomenal. Herbs can be either annual (like dill or cilantro), or perennial (like sage or rosemary). Starting them from seed isn’t hard, but each individual plant has its own set of quirks. Read on to get insight on which herbs are the easiest to grow and how to ensure that your germination rate is stellar.
Whether you’re trying to reduce the number of trips to the grocery store, get your children engaged in some outdoor activities, or grow your own food, vegetable gardening at home is the answer. But growing fruits and veggies isn’t always as easy as it seems. Issues with spacing, pests, and diseases, or even figuring out how to support a tomato plant, can leave even the most seasoned gardeners scratching their heads.
We all know and love parsley, sage rosemary, and thyme. And then there’s sweet basil which is perhaps the queen of all the herbs. But what about those herbs that are just as tasty—or attractive—but don’t get the same accolades? For those unsung heroes of the herb garden, we put together this episode. Expert testimony: Sue Goetz, author of A Taste for Herbs and Complete Container Herb Gardening, is a garden designer and garden coach based in Washington state.
#Rosemary is a versatile plant, indeed. As at home in the garden as it is in the kitchen. Enjoy both all of its charms by growing it at home. "Rosemary is evergreen, so it can be harvested year-round. Pick 3 in. to 6 in. from one branch rather than shorter lengths from many tips. Pinching helps keep the plant bushy. I can’t bear to prune our rosemaries, but some people cut thin branches back as much as one-half after flowering."