Hawthorn {Crataegus oxyacantha or Crataegus monogyna}

Also, Known As: English Hawthorn Haw Hawthorn May May Blossom Maybush May Tree Quick-set Shan-cha Whitethorn The herb called the hawthorn is one of the best herbal remedies to boost the performance of the heart and the human circulatory system in general. A potent vasodilatory action can be induced in the human body by the … Continue reading Hawthorn {Crataegus oxyacantha or Crataegus monogyna}

Starting Your Seeds Indoors This Winter

Expert answers to your herb-growing questions. Q.  This year I want to grow some of my herb plants from seeds. What are the steps to starting seeds over the winter? A.  Seed starting is like baking bread- you need the right mix of ingredients, the right temperature, and viable yeast. In the case of seed starting, the … Continue reading Starting Your Seeds Indoors This Winter

Let’s Plant Some Herbs – Propagation

Seeding is our favorite form of propagation. A seed is a repository for all the genetic diversity of the ancient wildness of these potent medicinals. When you are looking for medicine in a herb, you want to use the purest, strongest strain of the species you can get; in other words, you want the original, … Continue reading Let’s Plant Some Herbs – Propagation

Let’s Plant Some Herbs – Explaining Propagation Terminology

Seed-starting is one of the easiest and enjoyable parts of herbal gardening, but some seeds require special consideration and procedures to ensure germination. Cotyledon: The first leaf or one of the first pair of leaves to unfold as a seed germinates. Cotyledons generally do not resemble the plant's actual leaves. Damping Off: A fungal disease … Continue reading Let’s Plant Some Herbs – Explaining Propagation Terminology

Growing An Aromatic Herb Garden

The first or original aromatic herb gardens were developed by the Persians sometimes over 2,000 years back in the courtyards of their residences. Generally, these herb gardens were of square or rectangular shape and usually they were separated into four by streams that originated from a centrally located fountain. These enclosed scented herb gardens were … Continue reading Growing An Aromatic Herb Garden

Let’s Plant Some Herbs – Ideas for Space

Maybe you already know which herbs you'd like to grow. First, you need to look at the individual herb and make sure the ones you're interested in growing are suitable for your region. {The USDA Plant Data Base in the pages section can prove to be quite resourceful}. Even if you're unsure about a particular … Continue reading Let’s Plant Some Herbs – Ideas for Space

Growing Herbs In Containers

Having a garden where herbs are grown in containers simply appears very pleasant and is also extremely expedient. In addition, a container herb garden also possesses the immense charisma of being formed all of a sudden. When you have successfully put the containers as well as your choice of herbs together, it is simple and … Continue reading Growing Herbs In Containers

Improving Garden Soils For Herbs

Improving the quality of soil makes you feel deeply satisfied and there are definitely several reasons for such a fulfilling feeling. In fact, the soil is among the most valuable resources we have. As the soil preferences of different herbs are so varied, it is perhaps impossible to provide any guideline on ways to develop … Continue reading Improving Garden Soils For Herbs

About HerbDay – HerbDay

Source: About HerbDay – HerbDay The HerbDay Coalition is comprised of the American Botanical Council, United Plant Savers, the American Herbal Products Association, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and the American Herbalists Guild. American Botanical Council will celebrate the 12th annual HerbDay on Saturday May 6. AUSTIN, Texas (April 10, 2017) — On Saturday, May 6, … Continue reading About HerbDay – HerbDay

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Every April 22, millions of people in nearly 200 countries celebrate Earth Day, and I’m one of them. Originating in 1970, Earth Day is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on how we can make our Earth a better place. It’s a time to be mindful of your impact on the Earth and … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day Every Day