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Herb Gardens

Grow, Baby, Grow!

A few weeks ago, I indulged in one of my favorite springtime impulse buys – seeds! And I say “impulse buy” because at mere pennies apiece, I can go a little crazy without feeling guilty. I came away with a handful of flower and herb packets and spent a happy afternoon scratching away in the soil and sowing a little anticipation. Read on to find out more.

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How to Harvest and Use Fresh Basil from Your Garden

If you planted basil in your garden and all has gone according to plan, by midsummer you’ll have lots of fresh basil luring you in with its minty aroma and threatening to go to seed any minute. Read on for some tips on how to harvest, use, and preserve fresh basil from your garden.

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How To Grow Basil

Basil is one of the easiest and most satisfying herbs to grow, for both beginning and experienced gardeners alike. Here’s what you need to know to grow basil successfully in your garden or container.

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Why Doesn’t My Ginger Bloom?

Mrs. J asks, “When I first planted ginger, the fragrance from the flowers was heavenly. It has never bloomed since.”

Ornamental gingers are tropical garden plants with wonderfully aromatic flowers. Here are common reasons why it may not bloom.

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Natural Remedies

If you look hard enough you can find solutions to many of your lawn and garden problems “naturally.” The pungent aroma of many herbs acts as a natural insect repellent. Planting herbs like parsley or basil among your vegetables will offer them some protection from bugs and simplify harvesting a salad.

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