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…
How to Grow Grapes at Home

Grow grapes, and you will enjoy the wonderful joy of actually picking a fresh grape off the vine, popping it in your mouth and biting into it. When you bite down on a fresh grape and taste the sweet, delicious…
Culinary Herbs and Their Uses

Culinary herbs have been used in many cultures for thousands of years. It’s clear these culinary or cooking herbs have many uses, and the medicinal group of culinary herbs is particularly prized for their health-giving qualities. Around the world, each…
How to Make an Eco-Friendly Garden

In recent decades, we’ve all had a chance to take stock and think about the impact the way we live our lives has on the environment. Sustainable living is an ever-growing theme in the minds of many, and as gardeners…