Learn how to grow anise (Pimpinella anisum) which also called aniseed. This herb is plant of the Apiaceae family. Since it is native to the south of Europe and the Mediterranean, this plant needs warm weather to grow. What is Anise Plant? Anise is a beautiful ornamental herb that can be used for cooking. Its… Continue reading How to Grow Anise or Aniseed (Pimpinella Anisum)
Many gardeners choose to grow tarragon because this herb has both culinary and medicinal purposes. There are three main varieties of tarragon: French, Russian and Mexican. Tarragon is also known as estragon. These perennial herbs are native to mild European climates. You can grow tarragon in USDA zones 4 and warmer, up to zone 8,… Continue reading How to Grow Tarragon: 3 Varieties to Plant!
Mugwort’s scientific name is Artemisia vulgaris which means common Artemisia. It is one of the 300 Artemisia species, which are part of the Asteraceae (daisy) family. This perennial herb is indigenous to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa, but has spread throughout Northern America and other parts of the world. It is used in traditional Chinese… Continue reading How to Grow Mugwort, the Invasive Common Artemisia
Lavender is one of the best plants you can include in your garden. However, you should make sure to plant the correct type of lavender since they need different growing conditions and can grow in different climates. Growing lavender is not as easy as other herbs. This plant needs good drainage and sun. It is… Continue reading Which Type of Lavender Should you Grow? There are over 450 Varieties!
Those that want to grow mint in their gardens or indoors do not need to make much effort since this plant is quite hardy. Many people even consider it to be invasive, so make sure you keep this perennial controlled, preferably in a container. Mint pretty much grows on its own if it has the… Continue reading How to Grow Mint, a Vigorous Plant that Should be Contained
Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a great herb to grow in your garden or indoors. This perennial grows quickly, attracting beneficial insects and pollinators. Sage is a low shrub with pale green-gray leaves that feel like velvet when touched. This herb is quite aromatic and flavorful, which is why it is used for culinary purposes. Sage… Continue reading Sage Thrives in a Hot and Humid Environment
Grow basil to have an endless supply of one of the most fragrant and distinctive cooking herbs. This herb is native to Central Africa to Southeast Asia and is a member of the mint family. It is traditionally used in Italian, Mediterranean, Vietnamese and Thai recipes, but there are endless ways to incorporate it in… Continue reading How to Grow Basil Indoors or Outdoors