10 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow At Home

Here are the top 10 medicinal herbs that you can grow at home 1. Lemon Balm The lemony and minty smell, and the refreshing look of lemon balm leaves will add glory to any garden area. This herb easily grows in rich, moist but well-drained soil with partial or full sun. It can also handle acidic…

Best Fruits To Grow In Pots

You can grow a mini-orchard of fruit in patio containers if you’re willing to water and feed regularly. Choose from soft fruits, such as currants and gooseberries, or tree fruits like apples, pears and cherries.   1. Strawberries Strawberries are without a doubt one of the best fruits to grow in pots. The best about growing…

How to Plant Garlic in Containers

  Garlic has to be the easiest thing to grow. You can plant it in pots, in the ground, in empty milk jugs. Really, any container will do. Regular water and fertilizer are all it needs. Today I am going to show you how easy it is to Grow Garlic in a Container. October is the…

6 Projects that Use Recycled Materials for Your Garden

You can use tires for SO many things in your gardens. I especially like the idea of painting them and then making a fun artistic display for your garden. What a great idea! Take old silverware and use it to make markers for your garden. You can write the names of plants on them, or…

9 Herbs That Regrow

Take basil clippings with 4-inch stems and put them in a glass of water. Put the glass in a spot with direct sunlight and keep them there until the roots have sprout out to about 2 inches. You can then take them and put them in pots to grow your full basil plant. With a…

10 Perfect Plants for Small Gardens

These bi-colored flowers, called Daylily Frans Hals, are beautiful. They would make a great addition to your garden in the summer with their fun, sun-like color. Coral Bells Citronelle is a great plant to add to a small garden. It’s leaves are shaped so uniquely and it changes colors slightly in the sun versus in…

8 Ways to Use Baking Soda in Your Garden

Baking soda has so many uses around the house and offers a safe and inexpensive way to clean your kitchen and bathroom. But what about the garden? Here are the best ways to use baking soda in the garden to keep it healthy and pest-free. 1. Use Baking Soda To Test the PH Level of…

Preserving and storing herbs

  Most people prefer to use fresh herbs in their cooking but sometimes a herb cannot be grown all year round and so storing herbs is necessary. Sometimes there may be an abundance of a herb crop within a short period of time that means there is excess supply so again storage is necessary. Herbs…

How to grow Mint

Mint is a herbaceous perennial which dies back in late Autumn but burst back into life in Spring. The vigorous nature of Mint makes it a relatively easy plant to grow. However it is also a very invasive plant that will spread through the plot if left to its own devices. Mint sends out lateral…

how to grow blackberries

Blackberries are usually big plants and unsuitable for pots, but the thornless varieties are less vigorous and can be successfully grown in a large container. How to plant blackberries: Before you start planting, choose a site that has full sun. The soil should be rich and drains well. When planting, place bushes 6 feet apart….