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Italian pasta with ingredients and herbs

Feb 13, 2020

Explore These 7 Traditional Italian Herbs

Grow your own herb garden to have access to fresh herbs in season and just enough home-dried seasonings to make it through the winter. The most popular herbs happen to be standards for Italian cooking, so that's where we'll start.
herb garden plants

Jan 16, 2020

7 Easy Herbs for Beginners

Tender herbs are the gardener's gateway drug. They're easy to grow from seed, and they're attractive, fragrant, and versatile. Having fresh herbs on hand will inspire you to be more creative in the kitchen. These are the easiest, most newbie-friendly herbs for the windowsill, patio, and kitchen gardens.
herbs for mental health natural medicine

Jul 25, 2019

Can These 12 Herbs Ease Stress, Anxiety, and Depression?

Herbal remedies, in conjunction with medical supervision, exercise, and a healthy diet, can smooth over life's rough patches and limit our reliance upon over-the-counter aids or destructive coping methods.
growing salvia from seed

Jan 31, 2019

Sage Growing Advice From Seed Needs

Sage has a long history as a medicinal plant. It plays an important role in cleansing ceremonies. It's a must-have culinary herb. And sage is an attractive, hardy aromatic perennial that lets you get up close and personal with lazy bumblebees, busy hummingbirds, and thirsty honeybees. Growing salvia from seed is a win!
Growing thyme from seed

Jul 5, 2018

Awful Puns and an Essential Herb: Growing Thyme From Seed

Everyone knows someone who can't pass up an opportunity for wordplay. Sometimes, though, when faced with such low-hanging fruit as common garden thyme, even the most stoic and cynical have to surrender and roll with it. It's thyme to learn about growing thyme from seed, one of the best-loved culinary herbs!
Growing St. John’s Wort from seed

Jul 3, 2018

Growing St. John's Wort from Seed for Ultimate Low-Stress Gardening

If you've looked into natural treatments for mild depression, you've probably heard about St. John's Wort. It's perhaps the most common herb used to elevate moods and decrease anxiety. Read on to learn why growing St. John's Wort from seed a must-have for low-maintenance gardens and for natural medicine practitioners.
Growing sorrel from seed

Jun 28, 2018

Foraging in your Own Backyard: Growing Sorrel from Seed

We often make excuses for letting dandelions grow in our lawns. The leaves make great salad greens, and the flowers are often pressed for wine. But common sorrel also makes a great garden ornamental and kitchen herb without all the judgment. Here's what you need to know for successfully growing sorrel from seed.
Growing tarragon from seed

Jun 26, 2018

Russian Tarragon: The Little Dragon of the Garden

We always thought tarragon would be a great name for a dragon. Apparently, we weren't the only ones; Artemisia dracunculus roughly translates to "little dragon." Russian tarragon is a beast in the kitchen and impressive in the garden when it's allowed to bloom. Here's a deep dive into growing tarragon from seed.
Growing valerian from seed

Jun 21, 2018

"Chew Some Valerian Root and Get More Exercise": Growing Valerian from Seed

Can you believe it's been 20 years since Fight Club became the most iconic book (and film) of a whole generation? Turns out, Jack's doctor was on to something. Valerian root is best known for its relaxing, sleep-inducing properties. Among the many herbs that claim to reduce stress, this one leads the pack.
growing savory from seed

Jun 19, 2018

Two Seasons, Two Seasonings: Growing Savory from Seed

Are winter savory and summer savory the same thing? That's a question a lot of home chefs ask when they're stocking their seasoning stash. The savories differ both in appearance and in their roles in the kitchen. So growing savory from seed is the best 2-for-1 deal your spice rack could ask for.
growing sage from seed

Jun 14, 2018

The Wisdom of Growing Sage from Seed

The question of whether or not to grow sage is pretty cut-and-dry (pun totally intended). Beyond its beauty in the garden, sage is a sacred plant, a valued seasoning, and an herb with therapeutic properties. Growing sage from seed is easy and inexpensive. See for yourself!
growing saltwort from seed

Jun 12, 2018

Saltwort: Seaweed Salad for Landlubbers

Are you looking at growing saltwort from seed for a little something different this season? Saltwort is a great ornamental, a fantastic niche vegetable for market gardens, and a multipurpose plant for the home chef. If you want to get all fancy-pants at your next dinner party, you've got to put saltwort on your menu.