Tips For Growing and Preserving Herbs In The Low Desert

Soil Preparation: In low desert areas, growers are not blessed with the rich, organic soil we'd prefer to have. Most gardens will need some organic material, soil sulfur, ammonium phosphate, and gypsum. Every year, as a matter of fact, you may need to add organic matter and gypsum. Pay close attention to your garden soil. … Continue reading Tips For Growing and Preserving Herbs In The Low Desert

Quick Guide to Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs

Now for the heart of the medicinal herbs! Knowing how to properly harvest your medicinal herbs will increase the potency and efficacy of the preparations you create. Let's understand the terminology used to describe the parts of herbs {plant parts} when harvesting. Berries and Seeds: These are the fruits of the plant, harvested when they are … Continue reading Quick Guide to Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs

Plant Profile: Yerba Mansa

Anemopsis californica Also, Known As: Lizard's Tail Queue de Lézard Swamp Root Yerba Mansa Yerba Manza Usually, the yerba mansa, scientific name Anemopsis californica, is depicted as a perennially growing herb. Native to the United States, this herb grows most actively during the spring and summer. The foliage of this plant is green and it … Continue reading Plant Profile: Yerba Mansa

Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs.

Now for the heart of the medicinal herbs! Knowing how to properly harvest your medicinal herbs will increase the potency and efficacy of the preparations you create. Let's understand the terminology used to describe the parts of herbs {plant parts} when harvesting. Berries and Seeds: These are the fruits of the plant, harvested when they are … Continue reading Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs.

Harvesting Herbs

Whether you are collecting the flowers, leaves or stems, you should always harvest them on a sunlit day and only when the dew has dispersed from the plants and prior to the garden being filled with the day’s full heat. In case the plants contain volatile oils, for instance, lemon balm and mints, it is … Continue reading Harvesting Herbs

Growing Herbs.

The healing herb garden: It conjures up images of lush landscapes that indulge your eyes, sun-baked golden pathways that guide your spirit, and cool breezes that make your skin tingle. Spend some time in these lovely natural settings and you'll find it's therapeutic just being among plants. Allow the green world into your sensual realm and … Continue reading Growing Herbs.