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Preparing The Soil For Gardening

Preparing The Soil For Gardening

Gardeners often disregard the impact soil has on the health and vigor of their plants. Soil preparation isn’t the most thrilling aspect of planting a garden, but it’s certainly one of the most important. If your soil isn’t right, your garden will struggle to reach…

HERBS AND SPICES FOR NATURAL DETOXIFICATION

HERBS AND SPICES FOR NATURAL DETOXIFICATION

Herbs have been used for thousands of years across cultures to treat various ailments and health conditions. With their long history, popularity and reported effectiveness, it’s no wonder many people turn to herbs to aid their body’s innate ability to detoxify. Your body needs continuous…

How To Overwinter Herbs

How To Overwinter Herbs

How to overwinter herbs? This is a difficult question because herb plants vary widely in their cold hardiness. Some perennial herbs will survive very cold winters with minimal protection, while tender perennials may not survive the first hard frost. If you’re concerned about winterizing your…

5 Herbs Every Garden Should Have

5 Herbs Every Garden Should Have

One of the best ways to eat healthy garden-fresh foods is to plant herbs. These edible plants are attractive, easy to grow and absolutely delicious. But where should you begin? Here are my top five herbs for growing in your garden. First off, let me…

Reasons To Grow Alfalfa In Your Garden

Reasons To Grow Alfalfa In Your Garden

Also known as lucerne in some parts of the globe, alfalfa is both a legume and an herb that can be harvested up to four times per growing season. It grows to a height of two feet with serrate leaflets and pretty lavender flowers that…

Top 12 Must-Have Herbs To Grow In Your Kitchen Garden

Top 12 Must-Have Herbs To Grow In Your Kitchen Garden

Want to have an herb garden that your friends and neighbors will “oooh” and “aaaah” at?  Peruse this list of the top 12 must-have herbs for your kitchen garden to learn how to plant, grow, and use the best and most popular herbs around! Also,…

How to plant tomatoes

How to plant tomatoes

Soil, Planting, and Care Tomatoes run on warmth; plant in late spring and early summer except in zone 10, where they are a fall and winter crop. For a head start on growing, plant starter plants instead of seeds. Choose young tomato plants from Bonnie Plants®, a…

My best flowering shrub

My best flowering shrub

Hydrangeas are robust plants that dazzle with huge, colorful blooms for more than three months out of the year, needing minimal maintenance. I know this personally not because of the huge hydrangea in my front yard that comes back bigger and brighter every year, but…