I LOVE my indoor herb garden! Once planted and placed in my window, they have grown great. I’m excited to watch them and use them in meals, all winter long!
Last week I outlined how to make smudge sticks, and as promised, wanted to follow that up by writing about some of the most common smudging herbs to use. Enjoy!
Learn how to grow and how to use stevia as a sweetener. It is very easy to grow, and can be processed into powder or extract for use as a natural homemade sweetener.
Having an indoor succulent garden is all the rage, and for good reason. These little buggers purify your air, are beautiful, and simple to grow. Learn how to plant and grow your own!
This list of night blooming flowers will help you create a beautiful and fragrant moon garden! Some of the most exotic scented flowers are night bloomers!
This DIY potpourri recipe is a great example of what can be made fresh from your own garden. In this recipe I use what I am growing, so take my idea, taylor it to what you’re growing, and make up your own blends!
Learn how to coexist with the tomato hornworm because it transforms into the hummingbird moth, a very beneficial pollinator who is much more than a garden pest!
Learn how to pick a watermelon, and be sure to choose one with seeds. The seeds are edible, medicinal, delicious when roasted, and great for urinary health.
Learning how to grow garlic is simple, so you should give it a try! Typically you plant the cloves and watch it grow. Let’s learn more about that and more about the benefits of garlic itself.
Do you know how to remove a tick? Have you ever been bitten by one? The other day I discovered a tick had bitten me so I tried to remain calm and formulate a plan for a safe, natural removal. Here’s how I did it and how you can too!
Enjoy this article on growing asparagus, transplanting asparagus, and healthy uses for asparagus roots. All you need to know to establish an asparagus bed.
Seeds, Seeds. Edible Seeds. Medicinal Seeds. Right now it’s all about seeds at our house. Every year we order more than actually gets planted in the ground. Sometimes that means…
Learn how to make a DIY butterfly garden to attract monarch butterflies. You can grow certain plants and do other things to make it hospitable for monarchs.
I love pressing flowers at harvest time and am excited to share my husband’s plant press design with you. I recommend making several so you can have a few drying projects going simultaneously. Enjoy!
Prickly Pear is one of few cold tolerant cacti. Both the fruit and leaves are edible. The fruit can be made into jelly, drinks, desserts, and even candy. It is native to the Americas, but has spread to many other parts of the world.
Malabar spinach (Basella alba [or rubra]) is a climbing vine in a class by itself. Though it’s not a true spinach, it has the same taste as regular spinach. Other common names include Vine Spinach, Red Vine Spinach, Creeping Spinach, and Ceylon Spinach.
Bees, yellow jackets, and wasps are a beneficial group of insects, but knowing their appearance and habits is important. For more information on staying safe around these insects, read this article and check out this awesome book on the subject.
Most people who grow sunflowers do so to harvest the seeds. Sunflower seeds or sunflower oil are a big deal and how cool to grow your own. But did you know there are many other reasons to grow the sunflower? Here are several other reasons you may want to grow sunflowers in your yard.