Purslane. I guarantee you've seen it, and if, like me, you grew up below the Mason-Dixon, you may even have heard of it by the slightly unappetizing moniker: Hogweed. Found growing wild across most of the United States, purslane is most definitely a weed, but the question is, is it a useful one? As you've probably guessed, given that we're devoting an article to it, it is … [Read more...] about Purslane: Worthwhile or Weed?
In our last article, we discussed what types of herbs you may want to consider for your herb garden, at least to start. Today, lets go over the basics of crafting a lush and successful herb-growing environment. Location, Location, Location Herb gardens really only need two elements, hence why they are one of the most popular things for folks to grow. The first thing is … [Read more...] about Herb Garden 101
There are few culinary delights less appreciated, yet more important, than herbs. While spices have their zing, and a prime cut of meat needs no seasoning, herbs are far from a simple garnish, yielding subtle, complementary flavors to any dish they accompany. Read on for 10 herbs you absolutely need to have in your garden--and not long after, on your food. 1. Rosemary There … [Read more...] about Heapings of Herbs: The Top 5 Varieties for Your Humble Homestead
Convinced you don’t have a green thumb? Tired of having to choose between constant weeding or seeing your plants choked out? Raised garden beds may be the key to your problems, and they’re rather easy to craft. Read on for the why and how of this time- and back-saving garden addition. Benefits While obviously too small for large-plot crops, raised garden beds are perfect … [Read more...] about Raised Garden Beds