How to Grow and Harvest Mint Plant
(Mentha) or the Mint plants are hardy perennials that are easy to grow, these garden herbs have a sweet aroma with a unique taste that can be used to make tea or give that extra zest to some of your favorite recipes. There are many mint varieties in fact 25 species to be exact that produce white, purple, or pink flowers.
The mint herb belongs to the family Lamiaceae and is native to Australia, Eurasia, North America, and southern Africa.
Mints are vigorous growers and are known to be invasive especially when growing alongside other plants therefore it’s recommended that mint receive their own planting bed because mint can and will compete with other plants for sunlight, water, and nutrients. For more on how to grow and harvest mint plants, let’s take a closer look.
How to Grow and Harvest Garlic Bulbs
Garlic has an intense flavor and is popular in the culinary world, this garden herb will take your recipes up a notch therefore it’s no wonder why garlic is a favorite. What also makes garlic widely accepted is its many uses for medical purposes.
Garlic herb dates back as far as ancient Egypt and India about 5000 years but it’s also believed to have originated from Western China and Northeastern Iran. Garlic (Allium sativum) belongs to the family Amaryllidaceae.
This perennial bulbous herb is easy to grow and care for, following this guide will give you the how-to on growing and caring for garlic so continue reading to learn more about planting and harvesting garlic bulbs.
Your Complete Guide to Growing Sage
Sage, (Salvia officinalis), is a herb that’s popular among many culinary dishes. Sage belongs to the mint family (Lamiaceae) and is native to the Mediterranean region. This hardy perennial can also be used as border plants. The flavor of sage is so intense that all you need is a little to spruce up your favorite dishes. Garden sage is easy to grow. The leaves are beautiful green grayish, with flower blooms of white and pink among many.
What we will be covering in this article is the planting location of sage, the soil that sage grows in best, sage water and fertilizing requirements, garden insect pests and disease of sage and how to control, growing sage in pots, growing sage indoors, sage bloom period, pruning and harvesting sage along with using sage when fresh, drying and sage storage. This herb is worth your time and effort as you reap a bountiful harvest. For more on how to grow sage let’s take a closer look.
How to Start an Organic Garden
Organic gardens are popular and are on the rise, these gardens as the name say involve growing food crops without the use of pesticides or synthetics fertilizers (man-made). On a wider scale, organic farms use these seem methods in crop growing along with raising livestock, organic practices only use methods that are natural.
The rise of this method of growing foods has become so popular that many people are becoming health conscious of these natural products using them to promote a healthy lifestyle. It’s estimated that in the US alone consumers spend more than 38 billion dollars in 2014.
That’s a lot of money spend on organic foods which shows how much people are turning to this lifestyle to ensure they are taking good care of their health, with that said we will be taking a closer look at how to create an organic garden.
Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Plants
I’m have heard this saying on many occasions which is ” I don’t have a green thumb”. When it comes to maintaining garden plants, to the beginner it can become frustrating, plants that are purchased or given to them as a gift having a significant value that was once beautiful now turns into a nightmare.
The good news, however, is that you don’t need a green thumb to have success with maintaining plants it’s all a matter of knowing how and you will be well on your way to growing plants that are healthy and vibrant. Below we will be looking at indoor plant growing tips.