Herb Growing Guides

Growing Parsley

Growing Parsley Biennial herb (Petroselinum) grown as an annual. Its many horticultural varieties are grouped as curled leaved (var. crispum), fernleaved (var. filicinum) and Hamburg or "rooted" (var. radicosum). Though the leaves of all are used for flavoring meat...

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Growing Thyme

Growing Thyme The common name for Thymus,a genus of aromatic herbs or shrubby plants of the Mint Family, long cultivated and valued as both ornamentals and sweet herbs. They have small lavender or pink flowers and are planted in the rock garden and the border for...

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Growing Rosemary

Growing Rosemary Common name for Rosmarinus officinalis, a hardy evergreen sub-shrub grown chiefly for its aromatic leaves which are used in culinary seasoning and which yield an oil once used in medicine. Small light blue flowers are borne in April or May, in loose...

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Growing Oregano

Growing Oregano Also known as Pot Marjoram, Origanum vulgare is a perennial herb and a native of the Mediterranean region. The plant grows to over two feet tall and has oval grayish-green leaves that are frequently used in pizza, spaghetti and marinara sauces, plus...

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Growing Lemon Balm

Growing Lemon Balm Common name for Melissa officinalis, an aromatic, sweet herb of the Mint Family grown in the herb garden for seasoning, and also used in liqueurs and historically, as a medicine. It grows to 2 feet tall and has small 2-lipped flowers in late summer,...

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Growing Dill

Growing Dill An Old-World annual or biennial herb (Anethum graveolens) of the Parsley Family, grown for it’s leaves bitter seeds which are used for flavoring the popular dill (cucumber) pickles. Dill grows two to three feet tall. It may be planted in spring or fall....

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Growing Cilantro

Growing Cilantro/Coriander An annual or biennial herb (Coriandrun sativum), of the Parsley Family, grown for it’s aromatic seeds which are used for flavoring liquors and confections. The plants, which grow about 2 feet high, are cultivated in rows about 18 inches...

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Growing Catnip

Growing Catnip Common name for Nepeta cataria, a hardy perennial herb of the Mint Family, with pungent fragrance which is highly attractive and exciting to cats. Catnip grows to a height of three or four feet, and features downy, light green foliage with small...

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40 Uses for Aloe Vera

40 Beneficial Uses For Aloe Vera 1. Pamper yourself to a soothing body rub. Slice aloe leaves lengthwise and use the inner sides as a biodegradable body scrub in the shower. 2. Treat burns from minor mishaps in the kitchen—from grease splatters or hot utensils. 3. For...

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Growing Basil

Growing Basil Basil, the common name for Ocimum basilicum, is a popular sweet herb used for flavoring and formerly used for medicinal purposes. An annual of the tropics, it is tender and should not be attempted outdoors until the weather is warm. Basil grows...

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Growing Sage

Sage Common name for the two genera Salvia and Audibertia; but most popularly for the hardy sub-shrub Salvia officinalis , which is extensively grown for seasoning dressings used with rich meats, and for flavoring sausages and cheese. Seeds should be sown thinly...

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