You took the effort to start your own seeds. You carefully prepared your garden soil. And your vegetable plants are starting to grow. You may think it’s time to relax and let your garden grow on its own. But there are 7 steps you need to grow a healthy and bountiful vegetable garden.
Most recently, I added another task to my already busy schedule: drying teas. I know I’m crazy. But this past winter was the first one I spent with a mug of my own herbal tea and I’m not going back. Why?
Spring is the time when flowers are in full bloom and gardens burst with life. While growing a garden helps add beauty to our homes, cultivating greenery may also perk up our life. Don’t fret if your thumb isn’t green, there are plants and flowers that are easy to manage. Even for those who have no experience.
It is possible to enjoy outdoor water features without being bugged by mosquitoes. You just have to take a few precautions and keep up with maintenance.
With the current unforgiving economy, many homeowners find it difficult to afford fresh vegetables and fruits. However, we do have the option to grow them ourselves in our own home garden.
Lemon balm has a particularly long history of use in Europe. It was considered the herb of the goddess Diana, and the herb that assisted ancient bee keepers in keeping honey bees happy and well fed.
Comfrey is considered a premier first-aid herb. It rebuilds tissues, stops hemorrhaging and helps heal wounds, sprains, fractures, bruises and stomach ulcers.
A little boy, maybe 4 or 5 years old, asked me about the bees. Then he saw the little star-shaped blue flowers of the borage plant nearby. I bent down and told him, “You can eat these. They are tasty and good for you.” He looked at me kind of wide-eyed and said, “Really?”
Rose hips are the tasty end-point fruits that follow the flowering of roses. They’re so loaded with vitamin C that they outrank oranges by a two-to-one margin. They also contain vitamin A, calcium, iron and other beneficial minerals.
In the tale of Jack and the beanstalk, Jack’s life changed when he traded his cow for a handful of magic beans. A few years ago, a handful of beans changed my life, too, and I didn’t even have a cow.