Drying oregano: Step-by-step instructions

I love going out to the garden in May. Fresh oregano is so flavorful and aromatic, but if you wait too long before harvesting them they can get destroyed by bugs or have developed flower buds which are better off not harvested because it will spoil their beautiful coloration as well so the option is …

Saffron crocus: A spice worth growing

Saffron is a spice that comes from the most expensive crop in existence, with an average price of $1 per gram. It can be grown by anyone and even if you don’t have anything to spare for soil or seeds it’s not impossible because all one needs are some fine threads which will thenGerminate into …

Get to know Vietnamese coriander

Cilantro is a challenging herb to grow. It prefers cool weather and plenty of moisture, but if the temperature gets too high or your soil dries out for one hot day in spring then all bets are off: they’ll stop producing foliage and start flowering instead! Luckily though there’s an easy way around this problem …

Papalo: get to know this Mexican herb

In a recent post, I featured one of my favourite herbs -Vietnamese coriander. Judging by the social media response it seems that many gardeners love this herb as much as me! Therefore in case you were looking for more ideas on how to grow plants indoors or out Papalo is another easy-to-grow cilantro like plant …

Planting a spring herb garden for homegrown herbal teas

Last winter I was doing some research on the best herbs for container gardening, and the deeper I dove into this subject, the more my favorite plants were brought to light. Mint? Excellent in tea form! Lemon balm brings such a refreshing touch to beverages–it’s perfect because you can’t go wrong with lemony zingy taste …

The 7 best herbs for container gardening

Growing herbs in containers can be a great way to preserve freshness and access. I love that it is so easy for me, when making dinner realize that my basil or parsley plants need water – just take one step outside with pots overflowing from windowsill! There’s also no worry about aggressive spreaders like mint …

Plant an herb garden for a kitchen window

Growing your own herbs is a great way to Save Money and add Gardenfresh flavor. You can grow them indoors in the window, saving you money from buying pre-cut packages at the grocery store! With these few necessities though there are also some tips that will help ensure success with growing conditions like adequate light …

Growing a Culinary Herb Garden

Growing your own herbs is an easy way to save money and get the perfect flavor. Store bought herbs can be expensive, of questionable freshness, or hard-to make available for purchase at all in some cases! Growing culinary gardens also allows you control over what goes into them which means no more pesticides on top …

Growing great basil

Fresh basil is a kitchen essential. From the humble topper for pizza and pasta, to an ingredient in many recipes; this versatile herb can do no wrong when it comes Eat India’s house-made cuisine! Growing your own? Here are five things Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) likes best: rich soil with plenty of organic matter like …

Types of basil to grow in your garden and containers

There’s a lot of basil out there and it’s not just the standard kind you find in grocery stores.I have grown Genovese, lemon (my absolute favorite!), Thai – but what I didn’t realize is how many types are available! There was Greek too with all its seeds that can be planted for variety; sweet also …