Does your cilantro go to seed too quickly? Papalo, which is a warm weather alternative to cilantro, may be the answer to your woes. So, here is the dirt on this plant. Let me know if this plant is going to be your new best friend or just another seed package you won’t buy.
Did you know you could be throwing money down the drain when using fresh herbs? Why? I bet you throw away the stems. Well, I am here to tell you to save those stems and make your own herb stem vinegar! Let’s get started!
Did you know there are two different tarragons? One is Russian Tarragon and the other is French Tarragon. The later is used in cooking. So what is Russian Tarragon and why haven’t you heard much about it? Probably because Russian Tarragon is viewed as the ugly stepsister to the Cinderella French Tarragon. However, I beg […]
Is your basil dying? Turing yellow and brown? Join the crowd. Last year was the first year that my sweet basil didn’t flourish. Sadly, they turned yellow, then brown and subsequently died. I learned during my master gardener classes that my basil dying was caused by downy mildew. So if you want basil this year, […]
My digestive system has always been wonky. I can remember even as a teenager that “going to the bathroom” was a big deal. Maybe I was simply missing bitters in my diet? So I made my own bitters and you can too. Are you ready to end tummy woes and make your own bitters?
Digestive bitters are my new best friend. Although I eat a very clean diet, I along with others struggle with constipation, gas, and stomach issues. The problem seems to be a lack of bitter food and herbs in our diet. So, what are bitters and how do you get your hands on some?
This year was my first year growing hibiscus sabdariffa from seed, which is known for its tart calyx for making tea and adding to food. (You may recall Celestial Seasoning’s Red Zinger tea?) So, I already taught you how to grow it from seed, and now let’s learn how to harvest hibiscus calyxes. Can’t you just […]
Every year I pick a plant that seems too hard to grow in my zone or just something really out of the ordinary. I am a push the envelope type of gardener. This year’s kryptonite was hibiscus sabdariffa, which is famous for its red calyx which is used for tea. It is an annual […]