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So You Want a Bigger Basil Harvest

Harvesting Basil

If you’ve planted basil in your garden this year, I can guarantee you are already thinking of how you can use this spicy, aromatic herb. Now you are counting the days until you can clip those basil leaves and bring them indoors. For the maximum harvest this summer follow these four steps: Plant Basil in Full Sun

Last Call For Basil

Time to harvest your basil before frost hits.

We are now at the tail end of fall. Many parts of North America have already seen freezing temperatures that shut down garden activity. But if your neighborhood – like mine – has not yet seen the freezing mark, now is the time to harvest any remaining basil you might have in the garden. Basil

Herbs For the Salad Bowl

GreenSalad

Ah, the delights of summer. Time for picnics, barbecues, and pool parties. To complement these outdoor activities, we naturally reach for salad. A bowl filled with crisp lettuce and juicy tomatoes is just waiting for the right flavor touch. There’s no finer – or healthier – way to enhance your salad than with fresh herbs

When Is an Annual Not an Annual?

PotagerGarden

As we move from summer into fall, certain garden activities start appearing on our To Do list. We think about dividing overgrown perennials, planting spring-flowering bulbs, and generally putting the garden to bed for the winter. These activities often bring with them the question of what to do with some of our annuals such as