Growing Herbs Archives

Easy Ways to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden

Easy Way to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden Photo

Don’t miss the Easy Ways to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden Infographic below the article! With Mason jars trending recently, people are finding more and more uses for them. You can use them to drink water out of it, store little crafting supplies in, and you can even plant herbs in them. When you’re outside planting a garden, you have to consider which herbs you can grow for the season. Because of this, having…

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Summer Herbs and Spices to Grow in your Garden photo

Check out the Summer Herbs and Spices to Grow in Your Garden Infographic below the article! As seasons change, herbs can grow with certain seasons, and there are many herbs that grow well in the summer. Not only do these herbs grow in the summer, they also have amazing benefits for your health. These herbs and spices will give you a chance to have something on hand in your herb garden to use for health…

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Gardening Indoors as a Family

Gardening Indoors with Children

By Lauren Hill Check out the Gardening Indoors as a Family Infographic below the article! Children and gardens just naturally go together, but not everyone has the yard space to accommodate aspiring gardeners. Many of the parents I speak with about indoor gardening have little or no outdoor space at all. Indoor gardening is a wonderful family activity that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Some creativity is required to make and maintain house plants,…

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How to Grow Herbs Organically

How to Grow Herbs Organically Herb Garden

Yesterday we answered the question: Why Grow Organically? Now that you know why, you also need to know how to grow herbs organically. Although it is easy to use synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in your garden, these harmful chemicals have detrimental effects on the environment, your health, and the taste of your herbs. Learn more here: Why Organic is Better It may seem daunting to go organic, but if you follow the steps below on…

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Why Grow Herbs Organically?

Herb Garden- Why Grow Organically

It can be easy to grow herbs with the help of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, but that doesn’t mean it is the best solution. Growing herbs organically can be difficult, leaving many people to wonder why you should even grow herbs organically? Organic foods are growing in popularity because more and more people are realizing their great benefits. And if you have your own herb garden, then going organic is a wonderful way to reap…

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How to Grow Basil

How to Grow Basil

Check out the How to Grow Basil Infographic below. If you like using fresh herbs in the kitchen, then you should definitely add basil to your herb garden! This wonderful culinary herb is found in a variety of cuisines, and most notably Italian dishes. But not only is basil delicious, it is a powerful medicinal plant as well. For example, basil helps with heart health, skin health, the immune system, arthritis, and the gastrointestinal tract….

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How to Grow Oregano

oregano

Check out the How to Grow Oregano Infographic below the article! Culinary oregano is popular in a variety of cuisines, most notably Italian (who doesn’t love a little oregano on their pasta?), Mexican, and Spanish dishes. Oregano is unique because it is one of the few herbs that tastes better dried. Oregano has a strong, balsamic flavor that is both aromatic and delicious. It is a sturdy perennial herb with purplish or white flowers and has…

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Herbs that Grow in Shade

Herbs that Grow in Shade

If you are at a loss as to which herbs to plant in the shady areas of your landscape, don’t worry! A lot of great herbs thrive in low-light. Read on to learn more about which herbs grow in shade so you can utilize every inch of your herb garden space. Herbs that Grow in Partial/Light Shade Partially shaded (otherwise known as light shaded) areas receive a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight, at…

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How to Grow Chives

growing chives

Chives are the perfect addition to your spring herb garden because they are hardy enough to thrive in both the warm and cooler temperatures that the spring may bring. Chives grow to be about 10-20 inches high and sprout beautiful pinkish-purple blossoms. Also, chives mix the sweetness of an onion with a hint of garlic that tastes delicious in various dishes. To learn more about herbs for spring, check out this article! Don’t miss the How to…

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Herbs for Spring

Spring Herb Garden

Spring is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time for growing herbs. Many herbs grow well in the spring climate, but It’s important to choose medicinal plants that can survive temperature fluctuations, such as cool mornings and warmer afternoons. Try filling your spring herb garden with the herbs for spring listed below. Top Herbs for Spring: Cilantro – With its distinct flavor, cilantro is a tasty addition to your herb garden. It is…

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What to Compost

How to compost

In a previous article, called What Not to Compost, we covered what items you should not put in your compost. Now you might be wondering what you should compost! Below is a list of common items that you can put in your compost bin for safe and effective organic matter. Don’t miss the What to Compost Infographic below the article! Here is what to compost to create a nutrient-dense organic matter to help your herbs,…

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What Not to Compost

compost tips

More than ever, you can find three bins outside homes: trash, recycling, and compost. Composting is becoming increasingly popular because it is eco-friendly, reduces curbside garbage, and provides a great fertilizer for your herb garden. However, it is important not to compost the wrong items. Listed below are things you should never compost. Don’t miss the What Not to Compost Infographic below the article! To learn What TO Compost, click here. Here is the What…

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Benefits of Growing Your Own Herbs

growing herbs at home

Starting your own herb garden is wonderful idea! Herbs add flavor to cooking and have great medicinal properties. Growing your own herbs comes with a variety of benefits. We have shared the benefits of growing your own herbs below. Don’t miss the Benefits of Growing Your Own Herbs Infographic below the article! The Benefits of Growing Your Own Herbs Availability If you have your own herb garden, then you will always have the herbs you…

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Herbs for Fall

Cool-weather herbs

Fall is a great time for growing herbs, and with the season just starting up, you still have plenty of time to fill your garden with cool-weather plants! Read on to learn about the best herbs for fall to create a successful fall herb garden. Don’t miss the Herbs for Fall Infographic below the article! Fall is the perfect time to grow herbs because they need sunlight, but no humidity. Herbs are easily damaged by too much…

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Perennial Herbs and Their Benefits

Perennial Herbs

Check out the Perennial Herbs and Their Health Benefits Infographic below! Perennial herbs are great additions for your herb garden. You only have to plant them once, and they’ll grow all season for many years to come. Listed below are the best perennial herbs and their health benefits: Echinacea – This flowering plant is known as a healing herb. It is typically used to treat colds, the flu, and infections. It has large purple-pink flowers…

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