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 […]
I adore lemongrass. Not only is it a beautiful plant that you can easily grow, all the parts of the leaves and the stems are edible. You don’t have to be a gardener to enjoy this lemony aromatic plant. Simply buy lemongrass at your local grocery store or Asian market. So, here is how […]
Lemongrass is an absolutely beautiful plant for your garden and so easy to grow. Every part of this gorgeous plant is edible. So what is not to love? Keep reading to learn how to grow lemongrass. It is so easy.
I think I found the secret to growing amazing sweet potatoes. Seriously. It only took seven years of growing sweet potatoes to discover this trick. *Sheesh.* So come closer and I will share my newest best sweet potato growing tips. Realize it can be simply dumb luck or Mother Nature was taking it easy on […]
I adore Swiss Chard. But did you know that you can not only use the leaves, you can use the stems too? Don’t compost or throw out the stems. They taste similar to celery. So, let’s make soup–Swiss Chard Stem soup!
Are you afraid to wash your hand washables? Not feeling the Woolite these days? I don’t blame you. This product received a D rating on Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning. What if I told you there is an herb that is a natural soap and gentle on your clothing? Yep, we talked about […]
Ever walk in the forest and spot this beautiful plant with a tiny orange flower? It may be Jewelweed, which is actually poison ivy’s antidote. It often grows near poison ivy which is quite ironic. But Jewelweed isn’t just for preventing a poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak rash. It is also for […]
Years ago, I purchased a soapwort plant from a plant sale. When it bloomed the following year, I was pleasantly surprised with its bell shaped pink flowers and powdery smell. It grows to about 2 to 3 feet tall. I never thought much about this plant until one day I researched it to find out […]