Sometime after the Fourth of July, herb gardeners are occasionally overcome with strange needs. We scout for flat surfaces around the house. Spare tables, the top of the clothes dryer, nothing is safe.
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If you want to grow 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:
As we near the fall equinox, many of our herbs are sporting clusters of drying seeds. Perhaps this is a good opportunity for you to save a few seeds for next year’s garden. To help you along with this process here are some tips about three popular herbs and their seeds.
It may be September but if you plant now there’s still time to add chilies to the mix in your edible garden. Some varieties of chili peppers mature fast enough to be planted now for harvest in late October, early November. Read the label carefully on young chili plants to find the “days to maturity” and pick those that are 70 days or under.
Who can resist the lure of a summer garden in bloom? The riot of color, texture, and scent captivate our senses, helping us to shrug off the day’s worries. Pausing to admire a bed of marigolds or sniff a climbing rose is good for body and soul. With the coming of fall...
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