Saturday, July 31

Gardening

Kylie Jenner shows off incredible backyard with chicken coop and herb garden
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Kylie Jenner shows off incredible backyard with chicken coop and herb garden

Kylie Jenner has given fans another peek into her incredible backyard, showing glimpses of a chicken coop and a generous herb garden. The reality star has shared some snaps of her beautiful outdoor space before, after sharing peeks of a play area for her daughter Stormi, who she shares with rapper Travis Scott, along with a gorgeous orange tree, filled to the brim with the fruit. We thought her lavish home in the Holmby Hills in Los Angeles couldn’t get any dreamier. That was until the mum-of-one shared her latest stream of snaps. Just this week Kylie revealed pictures of her adorable chicken coop and shots of her herb garden. In the new images, the 23 year old, showed her 251 million Instagram followers footage of three chickens clucking away happily in their pen. She later revealed ...
How to grow your own herbs this summer to boost your zero-waste efforts
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How to grow your own herbs this summer to boost your zero-waste efforts

Many Brits have turned to gardening over the pandemic. The pasttime has seen a surge in popularity being voted as the second most popular activity to do during lockdown according to research by GlobalData. As well as providing you with kitchen staples growing herbs can also help boost your zero-waste efforts - here’s how. Budding gardeners and the environmentally-conscious have been taking to veggie patches across the country. Sad bunches of shop-bought herbs can quickly go over not to mention they are often wrapped in wasteful single-use plastic. Why not grow your own to make sure you have a plentiful supply all year round by growing your own. If you have access to a garden, allotment or even just a windowsill you can start to grow your own delicious fresh herbs this summer. Read mor...
How to grow herbs indoors
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How to grow herbs indoors

Growing herbs indoors is a wonderful – not just because of their culinary, therapeutic and aromatherapy uses, but also because they offer myriad leaf shapes, colors, textures and fragrances for creating delightful potted displays. Once you know how to grow herbs indoors, you can enjoy these many benefits year round. Whether you have little or no space for outdoor herb garden ideas, simply want to keep herbs on your kitchen windowsill for use in cooking, transforming dishes and salads with their unique flavors, would like to keep a lavender plant in your bedroom to aid sleep or a container of scented lemon balm in your hallway to welcome in guests, this advice will help you do so successfully. Growing and using herbs for their therapeutic properties is also becoming more popular. 'People ...
Herbal garden made by Student Police Cadets turns into mini forest
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Herbal garden made by Student Police Cadets turns into mini forest

The student police cadets of Vithura VHSS are excited to see the small herbal garden, which they nurtured in the police station compound, turning into a mini herbal forest. The saplings were planted in the 10-cent land in Vithura Janamaithri police station compound as part of planting 10 lakh plants in connection with the 10th anniversary of Student Police Cadet (SPC) programme. The student police managed to till the land and planted the saplings at equal distance. They did not forget to make a fence around the plants and water them regularly even amid tight schedule of service and studies. Now they are happy to see the plants growing taller than them. Vetiver, five types of holy basil, long pepper, African coriander and several other medicinal herbs are growing in the garden here. The ...
Why not grow an at-home herb garden? These five tools make it easy
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Why not grow an at-home herb garden? These five tools make it easy

There’s no fresher finishing touch than herbs you’ve grown right at home, and with the right tools, nurturing and preparing them couldn’t be easier. Here are some useful finds to make the most of your garden. For year-round growing Pop a plant pod, which contains soil, seeds and nutrients, in this garden, and watch your herbs come to life — automated water and lighting make this nearly effortless. The hardest part may be cherry-picking from the 50-plus plants available, like marjoram, lavender and curly parsley. For custom labelling If you have a more spacious garden, these alder wood markers can help you differentiate, say, your basil from oregano at a glance. Each stake has two lines of text you can personalize, so you can ID each herb and add your own name, too. Get the full list a...
Gardening expert shares ‘perfect’ herbs to plant outside your backdoor now
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Gardening expert shares ‘perfect’ herbs to plant outside your backdoor now

Planting herbs is a great way to add fragrance and colour to your back garden, even if you only have a balcony or courtyard. Not only will they add a pleasant fragrance to your outdoor space but they are perfect to use in delicious summer recipes. If you’re looking to add some herbs to the space outside your backdoor, gardening expert and founder of plant subscription box Lazy Flora, Claire Ransom, has shared her advice on the “perfect” herbs to plant. Claire said: “If you’re like me, a balcony gardener, I plant stuff on my back steps. “I’ve got a set of steps and I plant herbs outside my kitchen door and it’s the perfect time of year now to be thinking about putting basil and rosemary, mint, some coriander. Read more at express.co.uk
Home-grown herbs are best for fragrance and flavour
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Home-grown herbs are best for fragrance and flavour

Every garden needs herbs.Even if you never cook, sage, rosemary and so many other herbs could greatly enrich your planting. Lavenders, thymes and oregano are as pretty and fragrant as the finest garden plants. Home-grown herbs also taste better than supermarket products. Dried herbs could never beat the complex, subtle flavours of fresh parsley, tarragon or basil. Newly chopped spearmint couldn't be less like the sugary gunk in jars. Herbs are easy to grow, especially in a sunny garden. The most common are fully hardy. A few, such as basil and coriander are tender. But they're easy to raise from seed. If you grow basil, you could make and store your own pesto. Sow coriander and you can enjoy the fresh, citrussy leaves. Pretty pink flowers follow, then the uniquely flavoured seeds ripen...
Gardening expert says herbs will rot in ‘double time’ if you don’t follow key drainage tip
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Gardening expert says herbs will rot in ‘double time’ if you don’t follow key drainage tip

Herbs are a great way to add colour, texture and a pleasant scent to your garden. They’re also a perfect accompaniment to a plethora of summer dishes. However, many Britons believe that you need a garden to grow herbs, but gardening expert Matt James has explained how this isn’t the case. In a 2013 video for Waitrose & Partners, Matt shared how you can plant herbs using bags, baskets and containers. He said the attractive plant bed will see you through the year. While sharing his technique, Matt also shared a “key thing to remember when growing herbs” or risk them rotting more quickly. Matt said: “Herbs aren’t just great for the garden. You can grow them in containers too. “Now obviously you can grow them in individual containers. “Alternatively, how about something like this. C...
A Comprehensive Guide to Oregano: How to Grow, Prune, Dry, and Store the Herb
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A Comprehensive Guide to Oregano: How to Grow, Prune, Dry, and Store the Herb

Here's how to grow, prune,dry, and store oregano. Oregano is easy to maintainand can be grown inside or out. Be sure to plant your herb in an area withlots of sun for its best chance to flourish. If you live in a naturally warm climate,set your oregano plants up in anarea with some shade. Take your sprouted plants or clippings andspace them 8-to- 10-inches apart, and ensurethat they have well-drained but moist soil. Once your oregano plants reacharound four-inches in height,they're ready to be pruned. Prune oregano using extrasharp kitchen scissors. Dry your herbs by hanging them up withtwine in a shaded area of your home. Read more at Yahoo News.
How Herb Gardening Can Save Home Cooks a Ton of Money
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How Herb Gardening Can Save Home Cooks a Ton of Money

Spring begins for me when I start planning, preparing, and planting my garden. I live in a duplex and only have space for a narrow raised bed and a few containers, so I have to be deliberate in my plant selection. I'm also not known for my gardening skills; my family looks with pity upon most of the plants I bring home, knowing they probably won't last long. That said, I have found several herbs that even I can keep alive. And the benefits of growing an herb gardenmake these aromatic plants well worth growing: they don't need much room to thrive, you can easily use them in your cooking, and herbs taste so much better when they are fresh-picked. But you may not have considered that an herb garden can also save you money. Read more at Yahoo.