Turmeric – How to Grow Turmeric

Herb – Culinary / MedicinalUSDA Zones 8 to 11Soil pH 6 to 7.8Partial SunPerennial / Annual Turmeric is a common ingredient in many Indian and middle eastern cuisines. It is used as a substitute for ginger to which it is closely related and is found in many recipes that call for curry as well. It is also … Read more

Angelica Herb Planting Guide

Archangelica officinalis    Herb – Culinary / Medicinal USDA Zones 4 to 9    Soil pH 4.5 to 7.0    Biennial    Partial Shade Angelica herb is a European immigrant, closely related to carrots and parsley and has been a medicinal and flavoring agent for centuries, it is used to flavor Gin and Vermouth, as well to make teas and season culinary delights. It is neither a … Read more

Lovage Planting Guide

Lovage is an Old World herb, it was once grown widely in the British Isles as an herb and for its medicinal qualities. All parts of the plant are useful. The root, harvested in early Autumn is used as a vegetable. Lovage root contains furanocoumarins – excessive use can lead to photosensitivity. The leaves which … Read more

Articles About Oregano

Growing and Caring for Oregano Plants, Varieties of Oregano. Trouble Shooting Oregano. Health Benefits of Oregano. Growing Oregano Tips on Growing Oregano Growing Your Own Oregano. Oregano can be grown throughout most of North America but its hardiness varies from variety to variety. Some varieties are hardy as far North as zone 3 & 4. … Read more

Borage – Growing Borage

Borago officinalis Herb – Culinary / Medicinal USDA Zones N/A Soil pH 6.0 to 7.0  Full Sun ~ Partial Shade Annual Borage is a self seeding annual plant, considered an herb – it reaches about 2 feet in height ,it produces clusters of deep blue flowers that make an aesthetically appealing addition to any landscape. It … Read more

Green Ruffles Basil Plant Profile

Annual / Perennial [1] Genus: Ocimum Species: basilicum Variety: Green Ruffles Open Pollinated Full Sun Soil pH 5.5 to 6.5 Hardiness zones 3 to 9 as Annual 10+ as a perennial Days to Germination: 7 to 14 days [2] Days to Maturity: 65 to 70 days [2] Foliage Color: Deep Green Bloom Color: pinkish-purple / … Read more

Christmas Basil Plant Profile

Annual / Perennial [1] Genus: Ocimum Species: basilicum Variety: Christmas Open Pollinated / Hybrid / Determinate Full Sun Soil pH 5.5 to 6.5 Hardiness zones 3 to 9 as Annual 10+ as a perennial Days to Germination: 6 to 10 days [2] Days to Maturity: 55 to 65 days [2] Foliage Color: Glossy Green Bloom … Read more

Miniature Basil Trees

Basil is grown for its flavorful leaves, in America we are most familiar with its qualities in tomato sauces, pestoes and salads, other ethnic groups have found many more uses for it. There are about 50 Basil varieties and some plants that are not true basil but are grown as such due to similar characteristics. … Read more

Pesto Perpetuo Basil Plant Profile

Perennial Genus: Ocimum Species: basilicum Variety: Pesto Perpetuo Full Sun Soil pH 5.5 to 6.5 Hardiness zones as perennial 9 to 11 Days to Germination: n/a Days to Maturity: 30-60 days Foliage Color: Tricolor Lime Green, Creamy white, Dark Green stripes Non Flowering Plant Height: 20 to 24 inches claims of up to 4 feet … Read more