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Propagating Lemongrass in a Plastic Bottle - roots developing

Propagating Lemongrass in a Plastic BottleHave an empty plastic water bottle? You can cut the plastic bottom down to size and propagate your choice of plant. I like this method because I'm able to see the roots grow and ensure it'll be successful instead of planting directly into soil.


Small purple Hyssop flowers.

Growing HyssopHyssop is a low growing evergreen shrub with a strong slightly musky odor and stalks of white, pink, or lavender flowers. It is grown as a low hedge, but also has medicinal and culinary uses. This is a page about growing hyssop.


Grow Your Own Ginger - ginger bulb

Grow Your Own GingerNow that everyone's battling colds and flus, I'm reminded that growing your own ginger is super easy and, of course, great for your budget. When you're at the store, choose a ginger root that looks like it has eyes growing from it (much like potato eyes), or take it home and wait for the eyes to grow themselves.


Cayenne peppers, growing in a garden.

Growing CayenneCayenne is a type of hot pepper grown for its culinary uses and medicinal properties. This is a page about growing cayenne.


Perennial herb garden.

Growing a Perennial Herb GardenMany commonly used herbs are grown as perennials. These plants provide herbs for cooking, flowers, and fragrance for potpourri and other crafts. This is a page about growing a perennial herb garden.


herbs in planter with cute birdhouse decorations

Repot Herbs to Bring InsideI always pot some of my herbs to bring in during the cold weather, then you have fresh herbs all year long!


bunches of lavender drying

Harvesting LavenderThis is a page about harvesting lavender. Choosing just the right time to harvest your lavender blooms helps ensure the best fragrance.


Chamomile Flowers

Growing ChamomileThis is a page about growing chamomile. These easy to grow pretty little daisy like flowers have many uses, including medicinal, culinary, and crafts.


Pot Marigold

Growing Pot Marigold (Calendula)This is a page about growing pot marigold. These brightly colored, edible flowers are a good addition to your herb garden.


Herb terrarium in a fish bowl

Herb TerrariYUM!I wanted to make a terrarium from an old fish bowl but couldn't find inexpensive, small leafed plants. I realized that my herbs growing outside would not only look great but I could keep and use them all winter if I planted them in the bowl.


Herbs planted in canning jars.

Canning Jar Herb GardenA cute way to have a small herb garden in your kitchen or just outside your front door.


Chives in Flower

How to Grow ChivesIf you only have room to grow one type of herb in your garden, then consider growing chives. This common perennial herb is easy to grow and definitely earns its keep.


Growing basil.

Growing BasilBasil is one of the most popular herbs in the home garden. Known for its strong, peppery flavor (with hints of licorice), and its striking ornamental foliage. Basil is as versatile in the landscape as it is in the kitchen.


Perennial herb garden.

Growing a Perennial Herb GardenIf you've ever wanted to plant an herb garden, perennials herbs are the way to go. Not only do they contribute a fresh supply of flowers, fragrance and herbs year after year, once perennial herbs gardens become established they require very little maintenance.


A rosemary plant in flower

Growing RosemaryBesides Rosemary's many culinary and medicinal properties and its many household uses, its trusses of blue flowers nestled among pine needle-like leaves are an attractive ornamental shrub for perennial borders and beds.



Harvesting Herbs For Cooking?How do I harvest these herbs: mint, basil, parsley, rosemary, dill and chives? I do not know if I should just tear off leaves or cut off the stalks/stems. I want the basil etc for cooking but I want the plant to keep producing. They are on my patio in pots.


bunches of lavender drying

Harvesting Lavender?I never seem to know when to cut my lavender to get the best fragrance. Also, what is the best way to dry it.


Uses for Dried Lavender?Don't know what to do with your dried lavender flowers? Here are some tips from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.


How do you grow mint in a pot?How do you grow mint in a pot?


Transplanting and Harvesting Mint?I started a container mint herb garden and I would like to know if I can transfer it into my regular garden and if so, when? I also need to know when is the best time to harvest it and how. Can you freeze it or do you dry it?


Spice Up Your Garden With Herbs

Spice Up Your Garden With HerbsNothing is better than harvesting homegrown fresh vegetables, but to really "spice" things up in the garden, consider setting aside a small corner for cultivating herbs.


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