Gardening For the Birds

Some of the best allies organic herb gardeners have against insect pests are the birds. No matter where you live, there are perhaps a dozen species of birds living nearby that would be quite happy to rid your garden of insects. I have seen this truth in action in my home. Several years ago a

Last Chance for Fertilizer Before Fall

Like me, you’ve no doubt noticed that the daytime highs in the Southwest are moving into triple digits a little early this year. A quick scan of my herb garden reveals my plants noticed it too. Several annuals (cilantro and catnip, in particular) are setting seed and getting ready to die before the worst of

What Hot Weather Does to Cilantro

Last weekend when I was out watering my front garden, I noticed some big changes to my cilantro. What was a green luscious plant barely a foot tall six weeks ago was now reaching two feet tall and sporting delicate clusters of white flowers. It was healthy and pretty and going to seed. But it

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