Tuesday, May 18

Gardening

Grow These Kitchen Herbs as Indoor Plants to Enhance the Taste of Your Food
Gardening

Grow These Kitchen Herbs as Indoor Plants to Enhance the Taste of Your Food

Having your own kitchen herb garden is much healthier and saves money at the same time. Just creating small pots of the kitchen herbs that you can put on the windowsill, dining table or balcony can be a lot easier for making fresh aroma for the dishes. The fresh herbs found in your own house makes the recipe taste even better. You can use them in making more flavorous soups, stews, and salads. Some of the herbs that you can grow easily to enhance your cooking area are: Basil Basil is an amazing herb to use and comes with a variety of colours and size. This plant is popular in many cuisines, from salads to stir fry dishes. You can plant in a small pot and hang on your balcony with direct sunlight. Pluck the fresh basil leaves to add for more flavour and scent. Get the full list at M...
Gardening guru Tony Smith reveals his top tips on how to start your own vegetable garden
Gardening

Gardening guru Tony Smith reveals his top tips on how to start your own vegetable garden

Gardening is an easy and enjoyable pastime that you can do alone or with members of your household, and growing your own fruits and vegetables also lets you avoid those busy supermarkets at the same time. Instead of sitting in front of the TV, why not get out in the fresh air, learn a new skill and improve your mental and physical health, all while growing food for your friends or family! YouTuber Tony Smith recently shared some of his green fingered wisdom with Yahoo UK, telling us everything we need to know on how to get started in the garden. Tony covered a range of topics including how to plant potatoes in a no-dig garden, grow black tomatoes, and why something as simple as a piece of copper can keep those pesky slugs from devouring your cabbages. Continue here
Gardening: Fresh herbs, flowers provide boost to summer beverages
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Gardening: Fresh herbs, flowers provide boost to summer beverages

Whether your drink of choice is a mojito, a gin and tonic or a classic iced tea, chances are it could use some zing from your garden. You might be surprised to learn about the range of edible plants that can enhance special drinks. Many are easy to raise, even for beginners; you might already be growing some of them. So-called cocktail gardens, aka bartender's gardens, are dedicated to the concept of "fresh is best" — often mentioned in connection with locally grown food but equally valid for beverages. They are popping up everywhere, from suburban yards to urban containers and small plots at fancy restaurants. Have a chat with your tastebuds to see what you might like in your own cocktail garden. Keep reading at MSN
How To Set Up an Indoor Herb Garden in Your Kitchen
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How To Set Up an Indoor Herb Garden in Your Kitchen

Whether it’s that you don’t have a backyard or you just want to add a little greenery to your kitchen, setting up an indoor herb garden has so many benefits. Growing your own herbs in your kitchen is a wonderful hobby, promotes healthy and creative cooking and spruces up your interior! Owning and caring for indoor plants has been proven to have a positive impact on your mental health and it doesn’t take much to set up an herb garden in your kitchen. All you need are pots or planters, potting mix and a few small pebbles, baby herbs from your local nursery or seeds to grow the herbs from scratch. Indoor Herb Garden – The Basics Pick a sunny spot, like a windowsill, in your kitchen so the herbs will get enough light to grow and develop their delicious aroma. If your kitchen is on the dar...
10 Herbs for Family Health
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10 Herbs for Family Health

Growing your own healthy herbs in the backyard is a great alternative to over-the-counter cold and first aid medicine. Not only can these plants help with general wellness on a daily basis, but also can be an easy fix for small cuts, used as a calming agent, and boosting your immune system. Have more control of what goes into your body with these 10 herbs to promote natural well-being. The following is an excerpt from The Herbalist’s Way by Nancy Phillips & Michael Phillips. It has been adapted for the web. Growing and wildcrafting my own medicinal herbs and making herbal preparations with them is one of my greatest joys. I’ve become empowered to take charge of my health, to nurture my family’s well-being, and to find myself deeply connected to Earth in the process. Read more...