15 different ways to use lavender – beyond potpourri.
We’re all familiar with catnip and how it affects cats. What is less well-known is how it affects humans. No, catnip is not just for cats! Catnip can be used topically or as a tea, tincture or infusion for many different reasons. Catnip is also one of the herbs that has a long history of […]
I love mint and I use it in just about everything! The best way to use mint is fresh, so of course I need to grow some every year. However, mint is a very invasive plant. It reproduces by sending out roots called runners just below the soil, so one mint plant can quickly turn […]
To look at my garden you wouldn’t know that I once had a hard time growing chamomile! I spent two years fighting to grow a few spindly little plants that only produced a few flowers each. It was so sad. Now my garden overflows with it every year. I was simply growing it wrong! I […]
Flowers in the vegetable garden can improve biodiversity and reduce the incidence of pests. There are plenty of flowers that can be planted throughout the vegetable garden, but here are my six favorite flowers chosen for their ability to support vegetable crops.
It’s fall! Whether you planted a fall garden or are putting your garden to bed for the winter, here’s what to do in October.