There are so many gardening companies and products out there that it can feel very overwhelming when you are starting out. Here you’ll find some of the resources shown or discussed in the book Gardening Like a Ninja: A Guide to Sneaking Edibles Into Your Landscape, as well as others I personally like.
Chives: The Delightful Little Onion for Your Herb Garden
Most people think of chives as green onions, but they also create amazing purple flower heads as well. Chives are the cousins of the decorative allium, and they can be attractive border plants for a herb garden.
How to Plant a Kitchen Colander
A kitchen colander is a unique and appropriate container for growing plants like lettuce, peppers, cherry tomatoes, chives, or strawberries. It would also make a wonderful hostess or housewarming gift.
Cold Herbal Infusions: Healthy Drinks for Hot Summer Days
This is the best method for delicate herbs that would lose some of their flavor and quality in hot infusions: herbs such as lemon balm or lemon verbena, and many flowers.
How to Use Medicinal Herbs at Home: Making Herbal Infusions, Decoctions and Salves
Herbs have been used in the traditional medical systems of many different civilizations for thousands of years. Medicinal herbs are perfect for treating everyday ailments at home, and many medicinal herbs grow well in your own herb garden.
Herbal Medicine at Home: 20 Tips to Get You Started on Herbal Home Remedies
Many herbs have been used as medicine and as home remedies for hundreds or even thousands of years. If you are thinking of starting a medicinal herb garden, or if you want to make your own herbal home remedies, here are 20 posts to get you started. How to Grow and Use Medicinal Herbs at […]
25 Herbs You Can and Should Grow in Your Kitchen Garden
These are the top 25 easiest to grow herbs that are essential kitchen garden must-haves. Indulge in this herbalist’s dream garden and every chef’s fantasy. As a bonus, all of these herbs have been chosen for their ability to happily grow in containers on any balcony or sun room. 1. How to Grow Aloe 2. […]
Must-Grow Kitchen Garden Herb Plants – The Ultimate Growing Guide Index
No garden is complete without an herb garden. Whether you use them for cooking, preserving, or home remedies, here is a list of must-have herbs from our Untrained Housewife community.
Stevia is all the rage right now. Just walk down any grocery store baking aisle and you will likely find several sweeteners that have stevia in them. They go by names like Truvia, Stevia in the Raw, Sweet Leaf, Nustevia and many other names. I’ve always wondered about the processing of these sweeteners because, well, […]
How to Grow Roses for Medicinal Use
“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine with sweet musk – roses and with eglantine.” ~A Midsummer Night’s Dream The rose is one of the oldest flowers in cultivation and is still considered one of the most popular garden flowers today. […]
How to Grow Aloe
Aloe Vera is one of the most beneficial plants you can add to your garden. This amazing plant comes with a multitude of skin healing properties, and it’s easy to grow to boot! Once you start growing this wonderful plant, you’ll wonder why it took you so long. Aloe is a succulent, meaning it retains […]
Grow Your Own Basil
I’m so excited to be sharing about growing basil. It’s one of the things that we’ve managed to not kill for years, and we use it constantly in our cooking! The basil you see in front of my daughter (and behind her, too) all started from a $3 plant from our HEB grocery store. Here’s […]