Those who want to grow thyme need to know there are about 300 different varieties of thyme which are used for culinary and decorative uses. Thyme also has medicinal properties because of thymol (a chemical compound) which is used in sanitizers, medications and mouthwash. Thyme is beneficial for chickens. Cooks love this herb and often… Continue reading How to Grow Thyme – Convenient Info You Need to Know
Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua) is also known as sweet wormwood, which provokes a confusion with wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). While both varieties of artemisia have similar properties, especially medicinal uses, they are also different. In this article I will focus on how to grow sweet Annie, but you can also learn how to grow wormwood and… Continue reading Sweet Annie, the Most Fragrant Type of Artemisia
Rosemary is one of the most popular culinary herbs. It can be used to season so many dishes including poultry, soups, stews, lamb and even craft cocktails. This herb is used in many Italian and French recipes. Growing rosemary is quite easy, so make sure to have it in your herb garden. This herb can… Continue reading Growing Rosemary, a Resistant Mediterranean Plant
Lavender is amongst my favorite flowers and what is there not to love, since they are so pretty and fragrant. It is not so easy to grow lavender compared to other herbs. But this guide will help you keep your plants alive. This herb has been used since the times of the Romans (77 AD)… Continue reading Learn how to Grow Lavender, the Popular Mediterranean Herb
Motherwort is a herb that just like stinging nettle can be considered a weed. It grows wild in many areas, particularly near streams and rivers. But it can spread anywhere, from abandoned gardens to deep in the woods. If you find it in your area you can always forage the plant where no chemicals or… Continue reading Growing Medicinal Motherwort is Surprisingly Easy!
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is also known as Indian ginseng, winter cherry and poison gooseberry (it is not poisonous – the berries can be eaten). This plant has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It is known as a powerful adaptogen that can detoxify and rejuvenate the body. Medicinal benefits of ashwagandha are… Continue reading How to Grow Ashwagandha and Harvest its Roots
It is quite easy to grow milk thistle, so easy that it pretty much grows on its own, which is why it is considered an invasive species in many places. This biennial plant is usually called a weed since it can destroy ecosystems since it outcompetes other plants for space and nutrients. There are species… Continue reading Grow Milk Thistle Without Letting this Aggressive Weed Take Over!