Herbs

HOW TO Grow Ginger Indoors

HOW TO Grow Ginger Indoors

It took a few weeks to pop through the soil and a couple of months for it to take off. I picked up organic root so it would have a better chance of sprouting. The soil mixture is homemade – sifted compost, worm castings, vermiculite and perlite. Learn more about all those ingredients on Home GrownFun. Container Size to grow ginger Ginger likes to run horizontally underground so if you have a... »

How to Quit Chewing Tobacco

Fake Chewing Tobacco Recipes – Healthy DIY DIP made from Herbs

Someone near and dear to me started chewing tobacco. He used it to stay awake while driving vehicles across the country, two trips in one month! To help my loved one, I concocted a fake snuff using plants from the garden. He likes the taste and simply swallows it when he’s done – no spittin’ in a bottle. And the ingredients are good for him! Most deaths from smokeless tobacco are... »

Basil Crossword Answers

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Basil Crossword Puzzle

Solve these fun clues to uncover 11 types of basil! Across Unscramble this to make a two word phrase: T L T U C E E L F E A Root of Glycyrrhiza glabra October birthstone Down Violet quartz αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσ/ςτυφχψω Frilled accent of a garment on the wrist or neck. This one is purple. Rubin Also an amphibious plant perfect for your aquarium. It has long red, brown and green leaves. Spicy inner bar... »

Herbs Deer Won't Eat

List of Deer Resistant Herbs

Deer Resistant Herbs In my neck of the woods we have deer that will eat anything. They snip the tops off all my neighbors’ flowers in the pots on their porches. Nothing seems to get by them. In the middle of winter their standards go even lower and anything green with moisture is fair game except for the really prickly stuff. I’m told this January we should have herds of 40-50 deer pas... »

Herb Planting Chart

Herb Planting Chart

I’m planting herbs like crazy this year. Used coffee sacks are my container of choice these days. As part of my own research, I put together a chart to help me keep on top of when the seeds are supposed to germinate, proper sun requirements and of course spacing, something I didn’t pay attention to before and now realize is key. I found so much more info than what is in the chart and i... »

Jack and the Borage Stalk

Jack and the Borage Stalk

Wow, this is our borage (starflower) this year. It grew so tall and full  there is enough for the kids and the bees!  Our girls feel like they are in another world poking around the borage bush. »