Lucerne AKA Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is a legume that is commonly grown as pasture or for hay making. Actually I use the full-grown lucerne plant. It has a very deep root, so it is rich in various minerals, and the mature plant does not have the same toxicity issues as the sprouts. Read more about […]
You may grow it for your cats or just because it’s such a hardy little herb, but did you know that catnip also has a lot of benefits for human health? This exceptionally easy to grow perennial thrives in almost all conditions, and can be left alone to grow wild or be regularly cultivated for […]
Calendula is an easy to grow herb which produces beautiful yellow and orange flowers in midsummer and has wide ranging healing properties. If you’ve never grown a garden before, you can still get calendula to thrive and if you chose to, you can pay it no attention to it and it will still be happy.
Shiso (aka Perilla, or Japanese Basil) is considered a weed in North America. In Asia, however, it’s eaten in salads and added to soups and sushi. Dried, it can be used as an excellent tea for breaking up chest congestion and treating colds.
Herb Robert is one of those wonderful plants that self-seeds easily, and once you have it in your garden, you will always have some popping up somewhere. Herb Robert has been credited with curing cancer and supporting the immune system.
Peppermint is one of the plants that has a wide variety of uses. It can warm you up or cool you down and can help with everything from nausea to repelling spiders. Here are 25 ways I use peppermint – fresh, dried and essential oil.