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Growing Herbs in a Strawberry Pot

Growing Herbs in a Strawberry Pot

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A strawberry pot is the perfect size for growing culinary herbs in a small space. Here’s how to plant one with your favorite varieties.

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Herbs for Tea

Herbs for Tea

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I recently gave a program on herbs to grow for tea. Now would be the time to design a tea party garden or plant tea herbs in containers. See the list below for my favorites.

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Catalog Review: The Growers Exchange

Catalog Review: The Growers Exchange

The Growers Exchange has been providing top-quality herb plants and garden-related products since 1985.

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Fall Harvest Festivals and Happy Autumn Equinox!

Fall Harvest Festivals and Happy Autumn Equinox!

With the advent of fall comes a cornucopia of harvest festivals like the one at the Ozark Folk Center. Attend it if you can, or celebrate the harvest locally.

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Summer is Fading Fast and Fall is in the Air (Not to mention a hurricane!)

Summer is Fading Fast and Fall is in the Air (Not to mention a hurricane!)

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Here in my Maryland zone 7 garden, crops are slowing down and the intense heat of summer is cooling just a bit. The air is cooler at night and I've even had to use a blanket. Now is the time to harvest the last round of herbs for drying and freezing, can some tomatoes and salsa and pickle peppers--it is not too late!

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Dill with Sweat Bee

Dill with Sweat Bee

Tiny "Sweat Bee" is about 1/4" long

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Video: How to Freeze Herbs

Video: How to Freeze Herbs

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All you need to freeze herbs is a food processor or a mortar and pestle and the oil of your choice. In this video, culinary herbalist Susan Belsinger demonstrates her technique for freezing herbs.

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Video: How to Dry Herbs

Video: How to Dry Herbs

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Culinary herbalist Susan Belsinger demonstrates her expert technique for harvesting and preserving herb by either hanging or laying them in baskets or on screens.

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Video: How to Harvest Annual Herbs

Video: How to Harvest Annual Herbs

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Regular pruning of annual herbs encourages new growth and maximizes leaf yield. Watch this video to learn how to get the best yield from your herbs.

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A Taste of France

A Taste of France

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French chefs reach for herbes de Provence to season special recipes. Now you can, too.

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Pineapple and Herbs

Pineapple and Herbs

In the first photo is a pineapple plant. I planted this from the top of a store brought pineapple. Chances are it may never bear fruit, but it is beautiful and adds character to my potted garden. The...

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Deer Dont Like Basil

Deer Don't Like Basil

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As long as gardeners have been gardening, they’ve been trying to keep wildlife from getting to the harvest first. A new book by Ruth Rogers Clausen gives 50 ideas for planting unpalatable plants.

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Coulibiac with Rice, Leeks, Mushrooms, Greens and Herbs

Coulibiac with Rice, Leeks, Mushrooms, Greens and Herbs

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A coulibiac is a savory Russian dish baked in a pastry crust often shaped in a loaf form and filled with fish (traditionally salmon), vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms and dill. This vegetarian version features leeks and garlic with mushrooms and wilted greens and is a lovely spring recipe.

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MAY 1ST 2001 UPDATE OF HOOP HOUSE GARDEN PART 1 AND PART 2

MAY 1ST 2001 UPDATE OF HOOP HOUSE GARDEN PART 1 AND PART 2

I started my journey as first time gardener back in February of 2011.  Up until then I worked on my project preparing the land and building my enclosed hoop house for square foot vegetable...

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On the Road and Back--Springtime in Indianapolis

On the Road and Back--Springtime in Indianapolis

It is a challenge to be a traveling gardener--especially in the spring! Here are two gardens not to miss if you are in the Indy area.

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Edible Places in Vertical Spaces

Edible Places in Vertical Spaces

If you’re looking for an easy way to expand your vegetable growing options, just Garden Up!

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Something to Cheer About

Something to Cheer About

Looking for a tasteful, one-of-a-kind gift for the person who has everything? Why not bottle your own special blend of homemade bitters?

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Center Stage Sage

Center Stage Sage

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A container of sage planted last spring is finally ready for its starring role in one of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

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Grow Your Herbs & Plants Indoors for the Winter

Grow Your Herbs & Plants Indoors for the Winter

I heat it with a grow light 75 watts and a regular Halogen light. Both from Home Depot which cost be around $20.00. It doesn't cost a fortune in electric either. Im in California where the weather is...

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Autumn Gold

Autumn Gold

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All across the country, the earth is adorned with many hues of gold. Recently, I returned from a road trip that took me from the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas to the Rockies in Colorado, and back.

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