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.
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.
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.