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16 June 2013
Flowers and Plants

Basil: All You Need to Know

When you think of fresh herbs, basil comes to mind for good reason. Basil is typically used in my tomato sauces, in Italian cuisine and in lots of summer salads. It’s often the thing that makes you say wow, this tastes fresh, yet you don’t realize why. All about basil: Make room in your gardens […]

11 June 2013
Flowers and Plants

How to: Grow Your Own Herbs

I secretly dream that one day not only is Ina Garten going to invite me for lunch (Ina if you’re reading this, I’m up for the drive!) but that I’ll get invited to walk through her amazing herb garden. Ina was my inspiration when I began my massive herb garden four years ago. While reading […]

8 May 2013

What’s the Organic Fix for Tomato Worms?

Last week I wrote about cucumber beetles and stated that everything has a natural enemy and a natural friend. The friend of the tomato plant is basil. Interesting enough what a great pair in cuisine they make! Tomatoes will often get “Tomato horn worms” on them despite being planted next to basil although in my experience the […]

5 May 2013
Flowers and Plants

An Organic Fix for Cucumber Beetles?

Cucumber are one of the things that all gardeners love to grow! Why? They are relatively easy and vines are fun to train on various garden ornaments. Check Pinterest to see amazing ways people have trained vegetable vines! Everyone is looking for organic solutions, asking how did vegetables survive before we had technical materials meaning […]

23 April 2013

Dandelion 101

Although this weed is considered particularly annoying, did you know: In the 1800’s people would pull grass out to allow more room for weeds in their yards such as dandelion? Dandelions have the longest flowering season of any flower While open in the day, dandelions close at night Every part of the dandelion can be […]

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