For the first time ever, my herb garden produced enough fresh herbs to make preserving worthwhile. Other years, I would get a small amount here and there, enough to flavor a recipe or two. Most of it was few and far between and I would end up taking the treats to the chickens more often […]
Anise, or aniseed, is a pretty, easy to grow flowering herb with a distinctive odor and a boot-load of benefits. Sowing anise in your herb garden will give you a tall, leafy plant that bears beautiful, small yellow flowers. Typically grown from seed, anise likes full sun and well drained soil. Anise is not cold tolerant […]
Using cilantro has just become second nature for me, and it isn’t just for your salsa and guacamole! I love growing cilantro in my herb garden, and I almost never have enough! I like to grow my cilantro in pots on my porch. It does great in full sun, as long as it isn’t too […]
Want rosemary in your garden? Learn from my mistakes. Here’s how NOT to grow rosemary!
Growing grocery store garlic is a great way to start your garlic garden! With a few simple tips you’ll be growing your own fresh garlic right outside your door. Once you’ve had “backyard fresh” garlic you will never want anything from the store again. How many times has your garlic sprouted a little greenery before […]
When you’re trying your hardest to live a self-sufficient lifestyle, planning your herb garden can be tricky. What will you grow? Where will you put it? Where will you find the time? Here are some tips from a self-sufficient family who loves their herbs on how to get started.