Category Archive for: ‘Herbs’

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The Essential Guide to Rosemary: Care, Uses, and Healing Benefits

Rosemary can be used in so many different ways, from culinary recipes to natural beauty to pest control, and it has long been renowned for its healing properties. This plant is easy to grow and propagate, and a delicious addition to many culinary creations. Follow this essential guide to rosemary for the best tips on how to grow, care for, …

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rosemary in the snow

Learn How to Overwinter Herbs and Keep them Happy All Year

Homegrown herbs are wonderful to have on hand for culinary purposes, natural beauty recipes, and for their natural healing properties. Just because the cold season is beginning does not mean that you have to say goodbye to your herb garden. Many herbs can overwinter outdoors if cared for properly. You can also preserve herbs in creative ways and overwinter them …

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Garden Superstitions History and Folklore

Common Garden Superstitions and Their Origins

Do you share gossip with your bees and avoid stepping in fairy rings? There are many garden-related superstitious practices that go back to ancient times. Whether or not you believe in these garden superstitions, at least they are interesting and fun to read about—and hey, talking to bees can’t hurt, right? You may be surprised at what is considered lucky …

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Find the Best Indoor Herb Garden for Any Space

It’s that time of year when temperatures drop and we start wanting to get our garden therapy indoors. A great way to do that is with an indoor herb garden. Many herbs overwinter best indoors, so you can enjoy their fresh flavors and healing benefits all winter long. We’ve put together some of our favorite indoor herb garden ideas from …

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Flat Leaf and Curly Parsley

How to Harvest and Preserve Fresh Herbs

Drying herbs is a perfectly fine way to store your garden-fresh flavorings for use throughout the year, but it isn’t the only game in town. You can preserve herbs in many creative ways that can add some lift to your cold-weather culinary creations. Freshly preserved garden herbs also make wonderful gifts that are beautiful and personal. How to Dry Herbs …

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finishing salt recipe with lime and rosemary

Fresh Herb Finishing Salt Recipe

A fresh herb finishing salt is a flavorful condiment and a creative way to preserve the freshness of the herb garden for use throughout the year. Herb finishing salt can be used to flavor fresh vegetables from the garden or garnish your other culinary creations. It is easy to make and packed with aromatherapy, making the preparation process a therapeutic …

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