How to Grow Cilantro

Cilantro is an herb that produces two distinctively different herbal flavors. The green leaves and stems are known as cilantro and the seeds are known as coriander. It looks a lot like parsley, and therefore can often be confused with…
Growing an Organic Vegetable Garden All Year Round

With a few tips and tricks, it’s possible to grow fresh, organic produce all year-round. For gardeners living in warm climates with mild winters, it’s easy to harvest fresh food throughout the winter. In colder climates, gardeners can build a…
How to Create a Dog Friendly Garden

If you keep both a dog and a garden, it is also important to know how to create a dog friendly garden so that your dog can thrive in it. The good news is that most dogs are trainable, so…
How to Grow Holy Basil

Holy basil or “tulsi” (Ocimum tenuiflorum), is an amazing aromatic herb, part of many expensive dishes served in Thai and Indian restaurants, but it’s not just a culinary herb, it’s a healing herb with many health benefits. Native to the…
Some Cat-Friendly Plants You Can Grow At Home

Are you a cat lover as well as gardener? It’s possible to have both healthy indoor cats and living houseplants in the same home if you use cat-friendly plants. Many people think it’s an either/or situation, but cats and green…
The Basics of Homesteading

Homesteading is a way of living that takes us back to the basics of living off the land. It’s the way our ancestors lived before modern conveniences and technology came along, and it’s the way many people are returning to…
Growing Cherry Trees in the Garden

The word “cherry” is thought to be derived from the name of an ancient region near Turkey, and over the past few thousand years, they have been grown for their blossoms and fruit. Now what could be better than a…
How Earthworms Benefit Your Soil

As kids, we either played with earthworms or ran away shrieking at the sight of one. As adults, we have learned that earthworms should not be played with or feared, but they are in actual fact, the gardener’s best friend.…
Growing Red Amaryllis for Christmas

Red amaryllis is a favorite flower of the winter holiday season and it’s so easy to grow. Filling your home with red amaryllis is a festive and inexpensive way to decorate for the holidays. These lovely flowers also make ideal…
How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

Microgreens are the immature green leaves of several different food plants, like radishes, spinach, kale, and broccoli. These tiny leaves contain more vitamins and nutrition than the full-sized plant leaves and are used in fresh salads, stir fry, and stew…