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Grow Ginger for a Taste of the Tropics

People in the Southwest love spicy food. This often means adding chilies to our recipes. But before chilies were discovered in the Americas, the world was getting its flavor kicks from ginger, a spicy tropical root familiar to us all from the produce section of most grocery stores. But guess what? You can grow it

Lemon Balm for Luscious Flavor

When I first learned about herbs, it opened new dimensions in gardening and cooking. Old friends like sage and rosemary showed me surprising uses and interesting histories. I also uncovered new delightful herbs. One of my favorite early discoveries was luscious lemon balm.

Grow Stevia In Your Garden

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to grow a calorie-free, natural sweetener? That’s where stevia comes in. It is easy to grow in the herb garden, has no serious side effects, and provides that wonderful sweetness we crave. Growing In Your Garden Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) comes from Paraguay. This tender perennial herb grows well in Zone