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Herbs

Tweet If you are new to using fresh herbs in the kitchen, there’s no better thyme than the holidays (get it? thyme?) to get started. Here are a few ideas for ways to use home grown herbs in your favorite dishes, and all of these herbs can easily be grown indoors and then transplanted outside […]

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TweetBy Nikki Striefler of Glad.is -Chamomile:  Most commonly used in tea, it’s leaves and flowers are full of oils that have natural relaxing, sedative qualities and it’s also used as anti-inflammatory for arthritis, rheumatism, etc. -Aloe Vera: used externally as a natural astringent and emollient for the skin (and it has many internal uses as […]

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TweetThe herb garden is a great foundation for any new gardener. In fact, it is what I recommend as a starting point for anyone who wants to gain gardening experience because growing herbs is one of the easiest things to do in the urban garden environment. Here are our choices for the 5 Easiest to […]

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How to Grow Lavender

by on February 8, 2012

Tweet Lavender is not only beautiful and fragrant, it holds a long and significant place in history as well. Rather than go to the expense of buying lavender and lavender scented products, why not skip the middle man and grow lavender in your urban garden? The time you spend will be well-rewarded with the sweet […]

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How to Grow Sage

by on January 29, 2012

Can you imagine Thanksgiving without sage in the dressing? It is one of the most memorable flavors on a holiday that is full of memorable flavors, but there is no reason to relegate such a versatile culinary herb to a single use when it can be used year round.

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How to Grow Lovage

by on January 23, 2012

Tweet Chances are that you’ve never heard of lovage before. It isn’t one of the most popular herbs in the urban garden but we think it is awesome and we’re pretty confident that once you give it a shot, you will too.It’s been used for centuries  as a home remedy for stomach upset and as […]

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Tweet  Basil is easily one of the most loved herbs in the urban garden, so why not grow it indoors when the weather outside isn’t the best? Sure, basil plants love the sun, but if you have a well-lit window or artificial light source, you can grow basil indoors all year long and have a […]

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Tweet Who doesn’t love parsley?The leafy green herb is packed with versatile flavor that can add something to many of your favorite dishes. Its beauty, usefulness in the kitchen and easy adaptability to being grown in a container make parsley a perfect pick for growing herbs indoors. You might not think it would be a […]

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Tweet When it comes to fresh herbs, who can say no to peppermint? Legend has it that there was once a nymph named Minthe who was the god Pluto’s lover. When Pluto’s wife learned of the infidelity, she furiously  turned Minthe into a lowly plant to be walked upon.  Unable to reverse the spell, Pluto […]

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