Mint Jelly Recipes

There are many varieties of mint. Sweet mint, spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint, Corsican mint and so forth. Each variety has a subtle difference in taste. Sweet Mint is best for this recipe but others will suffice. Traditionally Mint Jelly has been served by the English, Scots and Welsh along with their mutton or lamb, it … Read more

How to Plant and Grow Borage

Borage growing in the herb garden.

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 and Growing Tips

'Green Ruffles' lettuce leaf basil growing in a garden.

Annual / Perennial [1]Genus: Ocimum Species: basilicumVariety: Green RufflesOpen PollinatedFull SunSoil pH 5.5 to 6.5Hardiness zones 3 to 9 as Annual 10+ as a perennialDays to Germination: 7 to 14 days [2]Days to Maturity: 65 to 70 days [2]Foliage Color: Deep GreenBloom Color: pinkish-purple / lavenderPlant Height: up to 24 inches [2]Frost Sensitive – Don’t … 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 and Growing Tips

Pesto Perpetuo Basil plant growing in a herb garden.

PerennialGenus: OcimumSpecies: basilicumVariety: Pesto PerpetuoFull SunSoil pH 5.5 to 6.5Hardiness zones as perennial 9 to 11Days to Germination: n/aDays to Maturity: 30-60 daysFoliage Color: Tricolor Lime Green, Creamy white, Dark Green stripesNon FloweringPlant Height: 20 to 24 inches claims of up to 4 feet tallPlant Width: 16 to 18 inchesFrost Sensitive Pesto Perpetuo is non-flowering … Read more