Martinis and Marigolds - Refreshingly Quick Tips for Home and Garden

An Herb and A Spice in One

An Herb and A Spice in One

This year, when I planted my small raised bed vegetable garden of tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeños, cucumbers and zucchini, I made sure to reserve some space for one of my favorite herbs, cilantro. Previously, I didn’t always try to grow it with my other herbs because it can be frustrating to try to grow. But it can also be fun to grow at the same time. What???

Let’s take a look at this plant which seems to have a very ‘split’ personality and I’ll explain what I mean.

Read on to find out why planting cilantro is a great idea.

8 Must Have Herbs to Grow This Summer

8 Must Have Herbs to Grow This Summer

I don't remember when I fell in love with herb gardening. For a very long time, herbs have been one of my favorite types of plants to grow. Perhaps that's because growing herbs was one of my first gardening successes.

Whether I'm growing herbs in a big garden or containers on my deck, there are a few that I always plant. And the bonus here is that they're all easy to grow.

Read on for my top 8 must have easy to grow herbs for you to try in your garden this summer

Spring Gardening Questions and Answers

Spring Gardening Questions and Answers

Spring is getting closer and closer so the amount of questions popping up in on-line gardening groups is increasing. I love participating in these groups, trying to answer questions and/or give advice.

There are a few questions that keep coming up over and over and at least one that I never thought about. 

Read on for the questions and my answers!

Growing Herbs Indoors Made Easy

Growing Herbs Indoors Made Easy

I see lots of people in gardening groups just itching to plant even though it's still cold outside where they live. Houseplants are great but some of us are looking for more. However,  I found a way to add to my indoor gardening and have delicious herbs to use in my cooking.

Read on to find out how to grow herbs (and other plants) indoors quickly and easily.

8 Herbs to Grow This Summer

8 Herbs to Grow This Summer

You don't need a big garden to grow herbs. Every summer I grow them on the sunniest part of my deck in pots. Herbs make great container plants. They love lots of sun and well-drained soil. You can really get creative and not just grow them together in their own containers but add them to your floral containers as well. In the past, I have used chives instead of spikes for height in the center or back of larger container. I've also added trailing herbs like different varieties of thyme to the front of containers.

 Read on to find out are my top 8 must have herbs that live on my deck every summer.