Herb Gardens

Bee balm is an edible flower that is native to North America.

Top 10 Edible Flowers to Grow in Your Yard or Garden

Want to wow your guests at cookouts this summer? Then try serving up your meals with edible flowers! There are many edible flowers that make great additions to your favorite recipes, from garnishes to seasonings to the main course. Read on to find out more.

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Holding a bunch of fresh herbs

How to Air-Dry Fresh Herbs

Air-drying is the easiest and most economical way to preserve fresh herbs for use all year. If you bought a bag of fresh herbs and only used a leaf or two in a recipe, or if you’ve got a large end-of-season herb harvest, read on to find out how to air-dry and preserve your herbs for lasting use.

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Pesto in bowl

Summer’s First Pesto Sauce!

My herb garden has taken off this summer, with basil leading the way. It seems like I had just planted the little green and purple basil seedlings; but pretty soon they were bushy, tall, and it was time to make the first pesto of the season! Read on to find out more.

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Red flowers on bee balm herb plants

How to Grow an Herb Garden

If you’re new to gardening, one of the easiest and most satisfying ways to get started is by growing herbs. Herbs are easy to grow, and it’s quite satisfying to add snippets of fresh herbs to your cooking. Read on to find out how to grow herbs in your yard.

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Basil growing near tomatoes in a container garden.

Does Planting Basil Near Tomato Plants Repel Insects?

“I read somewhere that if you plant basil with tomatoes, it will repel insects and make the tomatoes taste better. Is there any truth to that?”

While there’s little scientific evidence, basil is thought to be a natural deterrent for several insect pests. Read on to find out more.

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Herb plant

Annual and Perennial Herbs for Your Garden

When planning an herb garden, it’s important to keep in mind the growing habits of each plant. Some herbs are annuals, some are perennials, and others form small evergreen shrubs that live for years. Read on to find out which herbs to plant in your garden.

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Tiller sitting in plowed garden

That Special Spring Exhaustion

With spring threatening to give way to summer, it was high time we got some things planted. So, we had what can only be described as an epic work weekend around here, including putting in a vegetable garden, an herb garden, and planting grapevines. Read on to find out more.

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herb garden

Growing Herbs in Your Garden

Herbs are easy to grow in containers or a garden, and fresh herbs are a great way to spice up your cooking in the kitchen. Herbs to consider growing include rosemary, sage, basil, and mint. Watch this video to find out more.

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