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Growing and Using Herbs

Growing your own herbs is easy, economical and gives you the freshest ingredients possible. Plus, there are way more plant varieties to choose from than what you could buy at the grocery store, so you can experiment with new flavors!
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Growing Herbs Indoors

Don't settle for grocery store herbs! Bring the freshness of an outdoor herb garden indoors with these tips.

Jessica’s Garden: Prolonging the Harvest

It's hard to believe that we are already well into the month of August. Before we know it, leaves will be changing colors.  While some fruits and vegetables in the Summer garden (like squash and potatoes) may be dwindling, others…

Jessica’s Garden: Feeling the Blues with Blueberries

  The end of the local strawberry season brings the beginning of one of our family's favorites-- blueberry season. Store-bought blueberries pale in comparison to farm fresh or homegrown.  From years of working on a pick-your-own farm in my teens…

Jessica’s Garden: Strawberries: Get Them Before the Good Ones Are Gone

With the local strawberry season coming to a close, we are trying to get our fill of these delicious Summer berries before they're gone until next season.  However, while local pick-your-own farms and farmers markets are dwindling on strawberry availability,…

Jessica’s Garden: All About Herbs

One of my favorite herbs is basil, it's fresh and distinct, but also an herb that appeals to the masses. I demonstrated two ways to use this versatile herb- Basil, Parsley and Walnut Pesto, and Basil and Edamame Hummus.

Summer Tune Up

By mid-summer, much of your garden is feeling a little dragged out. Hot days and warm nights are tough on plants as well as people. A little pruning back can be just the ticket to rejuvenate annuals and perennials.

Gardening Basics – A Little Bit on Herbs

One of the easiest and most rewarding things for a gardener to grow is a selection of herbs. It’s fun to use your own fresh herbs in cooking, they are interesting to learn, the most common ones all have the same growing requirements, and animal pests tend to leave them along.

Thyme Began In A Garden

Thinking of growing your own fresh herbs? Thyme is one of the easiest herbs to grow, as French Thymewell as one of the most versatile. Like most herbs, it is best planted in full sun and needs well-drained soil. It…

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