A really good “herb” to have in your garden is mint. The only problem is that mint is a weed!
My definition of “weed” is something that grows where you don’t want it, and is really hard (nearly impossible) to get rid of. If you have any weeds in your garden, you’ll know exactly what I mean.
Continue reading Mint – the weed that just keeps going
I’ve had 2 previous attempts at growing mint.
My first attempt (which I mention in “Mint – the weed that just keeps going“, I planted it in my herb garden, and very soon discovered that it was a VERY bad idea. So I had to rip it up.
For my second attempt, I planted it in small pots, which you can see here: Planting Mint where you want it.
Planting the mint in pots was definitely a better idea, but the pots were a bit too small. A visitor (June Tate) left this comment:
I’ve tried planting mint in pots, and it gets horribly rootbound–all roots, no dirt. The mint was a gift from a friend, and I’ve passed it on to many people. Maybe I just need a BIG pot to plant it in?
So, I’ve decided to try out the “planting mint in a BIG pot” method.
Continue reading New Attempt at Growing and Containing Mint
I recently planted Sage in my Herb Garden. Sage is definitely a must-have for everybody who cooks, as it is a great addition to many meals. ESPECIALLY if you enjoy Jamie Oliver’s cooking.
Anyway, after planting any plant, it is key to ensure that the roots get sufficient water to prevent them going into shock. At least, that’s how I see it. So I watered the Sage thoroughly. And I watered it again the next day, and the next. I didn’t DROWN the plant, but I made sure that it had water.
BUT, the Sage started drooping. Admittedly, it was in the middle of a hot spell here in South Africa, so I thought that once the temperature cooled down, things would start to perk up a bit.
Continue reading Planting Sage
In the post “Herb Garden – Before and After“, the herb/bush on the very right hand-side of the herb garden (excluding the lavender bush next to the wall) is my Basil tree. It is one of the best growing herbs I have in my herb garden, so I thought I would share something with you that I recently learned.
Continue reading A tip for looking after your Basil Bush
by Amy A.May
Once the kidneys are detoxified, a healthy flow of nutrients are free to make their way to the scalp where they promote healthy hair growth.
Here are list of the top 10 most effective herbs for detoxification.
1. Camomile – a great relaxant and good for the stomach, which helps if you’re tense. It reduces inflammation and it’s a tissue healer – inhale the azulenes given off in the steam to soothe the inflamed mucous membranes of the nose, throat and chest.
2. Skullcap – skutellaria – improves functioning of nervous system; calming effect- it’s good if you’re frazzled .
Continue reading Herbs That Detoxify