Category: Growing Herbs
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 Grow and Care for Catmint
Native to southern and eastern Europe parts of China, Central Asia, and the Middle East the catmint plant can be found growing in many home gardens and landscape. This herbaceous perennial thrives in zones 3-7 attracting bees, butterflies, and birds.
The catmint grows to about 3 feet with 2 feet spread and is taught to have been cultivated in the Roman town of Nepeti. The catmint belongs to the family Lamiaceae and is commonly known as catwort or catswort. This aromatic herb will go to work for you, for more on the growth and care of catmint continue reading.
Selecting the Right Containers to Grow Healthy Herbs
The use of container gardening makes it a lot easier when it comes to growing and maintaining plants. This method of gardening is great for anyone who may either not have the yard space or even the time to maintain a garden.
With container gardens, you can grow plants in the smallest of spaces even indoors if you prefer. What I love about container gardening is the low maintenance cost as far as money and time are concerned.