Category: Growing Herbs
Planting and caring for winter savory
Winter savory is a herb that belongs to the Lamiaceae family. There is another savory which is known as the summer savory. It is believed that both these herbs were around from ancient Rome that’s all the way back before our time so these herbs have been around for a while.
It is also believed that the ancient Romans introduced these herbs to northern Europe and Egland.
The winter savory is a perennial whereas the summer savory is an annual. The winter savory makes a great repellent and has been known to keep both bean weevils and aphids at bay an also reduce mildew. So if you have a problem with these insects, planting winter savory among your garden plants will help to make life a lot easier.
The aroma of summer savory is spicy while the winter savory has aromas of pine and sage.
A garden herb that’s worth growing
A garden herb that is worth our attention is cilantro, this is an annual which is fast growing and has a pleasant aroma. But how do we grow cilantro? before we discuss this let’s have a closer look at this herb.
There is not much that is know about cilantro but it is believed that this herb has been around from 5,000 BC and is said to be a native of southwest Europe and the Mediterranean. History has also recorded that the seeds of cilantro have been found in Egyptian tombs so we have some insights about this herb.
Cooking with cilantro
Cilantro has been used as a garnish, in sauce, on tacos, in cooked salsa and so on. Cilantro is very popular in Thai and Chinese kitchens.
Learn how to plant, grow and care for artichokes
Artichokes is a wild perennial which is a favorite of millions worldwide, that contributes to our health in great ways. Artichokes contain many vitamins. This vegetable is a good source of antioxidants that help our bodies to get rid of free radicals which can work against our health.
Make your bathroom trip easier by including artichokes in your diet. Artichokes are rich in fibre so become a friend of artichokes and load up on those fibres.
Promote your liver health by adding artichokes to your dinner plate. Our liver is an important organ that helps to filter our bodies keeping it clean so keep your liver healthy and functioning with the help of artichokes.
Simple steps on growing lavender
Lavender originated in the Mediterranean this perennial plant has such a strong scent and produces nice purple flowers. Lavender is grown worldwide and belongs to the mint family. This herb can be harvested to flavor foods, for medical purposes, it has a lovely aroma and can be used as a fragrance or decoration.
But what does it takes to successfully grow lavender? Following this guide will ensure that your efforts are paid off when seeking to grow this plant.
1. Lavender requires six to eight hours of sunlight to perform at its best.
2. The soil type for this plant is a well-drain soil. The PH range for lavender is 6.5
3. Plants should be spaced twelve to fifteen inches apart to allow for growth and proper air circulation.
4. Water moderately. Do not over water because lavender hates wet feet.
5. Lavender can be feed with small amounts of a slow release fertilizer.
Creating Your Orginal Secret Recipe
I am sure some of us, if not all of us, have eaten out and had such an awesome experience that we made that restaurant one of our frequent visits also telling family and friends about it.
Both my family and I eat out whenever we can and there is one particular restaurant that we visit often called O Andros which is located at a place we call the fish fry where locals and tourist gather to eat and socialize.
The prices are not only good but the foods are just as great which makes this experience so good so if you ever decide on taking a trip to the Bahamas, in particular, Nassau which is the capital be sure and inquire about O Andros that is at the fish fry trust me you will love it.
O Andros foods are very delicious because of the ingredients that are added to their dishes which makes these foods outstanding and is enjoyed so much by persons who eat there.