Every homestead needs a great herb garden! The good news is many herbs are easy to grow and can even happily grow in containers for the space challenged homesteader. The hardest part is deciding which herbs to grow! The first thing you need to determine is your growing zone to make sure your new herbs […]
Right now is the perfect time to start planning your garden. While we anxiously wait for the growing season to begin, we can all sit down with a garden catalog (or two) and pick out what we’d like to grow. I find the process of mapping out everything really exciting. You can begin to envision […]
I have been skeptical of the utility and practicality of the idea of freezing fresh (and thus rapidly aging) herbs in olive oil in ice cube trays but the overabundance of basil in my crisper led me to try and love this as a method of preservation. While I can’t add much to what you […]
Basil tends to be one of the most popular herbs to grow during the warm summer months. When planning out my raised-bed garden this year, I made sure to reserve space for multiple basil plants. It has a variety of culinary uses and can also be used in homemade natural cleaning products like this All-Purpose […]
The threat of illness comes at us from all sides, but much of it can be avoided with proper habits. It’s difficult to do everything that is best for our bodies, but if we chip away a little at a time, we can make a difference for ourselves. Make DIY personal care products a part […]
Collecting herbs can become an obsession, but without organization, they can quickly fall into the back corner of a shelf, where they will never get used. Try my free printable labels for storing your herbs in mason jars, and you will bring your herbs back into circulation!