Growing a Medicinal Herb Garden at Home

Herbal Medicine is a vast and fascinating subject. However most of us don’t have vast amounts of space in which to plant all the herbs that can heal whatever might be ailing us. Not to mention the fact that most…
Mosquito Repelling Plants

Summer. The very word conjures up images of backyard barbecues, basking in the warm sun, and just enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, summer also conjures up a very real annoyance in the form of the mosquito. Luckily there are quite…
Best Way to Grow Garlic and Ginger

Garlic and ginger are very established food staples that are often regarded as herbs, although technically, they aren’t. Nonetheless, both give off so many health benefits that you simply cannot do without them. Thankfully, both garlic and ginger are easy…
A Brief History of Herbal Usage Down the Ages

Herbs have been used by man since antiquity, and their uses, whether as medicine, food preservatives, or food seasoning, perfume, or even in religious rituals, have ensured their everlasting place in mankind’s civilization. With the vast knowledge we have accrued…
Growing herbs in winter

Growing herbs in winter is not difficult at all, but then again it all depends on the types of herbs that you are growing. The herb is either a perennial or annual, and this dictates whether the herb will survive…
Drying herbs at home

Herbs are grown for a variety of reasons, and often, the reason they are grown is simply for their beauty. There will be times though, when you grow herbs just for their medicinal or aromatic properties, and this is when…
Aromatic herbs

There are many aromatic herbs that not only have medicinal or cooking value, but also serve up a treat for the nose. Some aromatic herbs are also used in incense preparation. Aromatic herbs have value as far as aromatherapy is…
Herb gardening for beginners

Herbs are loosely defined as small plants used for cooking, medicine, decoration, or perfume. Many beginners to gardening are advised to start with herbs. The reason is because herbs are very easy to manage. Most herbs are usually hardy, and…
Herbs that are suitable for the greenhouse

Herbs are usually hardy, and able to tolerate many kinds of conditions outdoors as long as they are not too extreme, from winters to moderate droughts. But if you have a greenhouse, you might want to grow them in there.…
Herb gardening soil considerations

Good soil is always beneficial for your herbs, regardless whether you plant them indoors or outdoors. The soil is the main thing contributing the health of your herbs, and in fact, all plants. How does your herb make full use…