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.
Elderberry Syrup: Kick that Cold & Flu to the Curb Naturally
Are you tired of using the over the counter flu and cold medicine? Searching for a better healthier, more natural alternative for your family? Let me introduce you to elderberry syrup, a wonderful immune booster and cold slayer from berries that naturally grow all over the world! The Journey to the Berry I have always […]
Six Gardener Holiday Gifts from Black Thumbs
Holiday shopping can be tough if you have to get a gift for a gardener and you don’t have a green thumb. Well, girlfriends, I have you covered with 6 gardener holiday gifts that they will dig. I know since I am “one of them.” We live and breath gardening and bore people to […]
Dandelion Root Tea: Coffee Substitute with Added Benefits
Are you addicted to coffee and looking for a healthy alternative? Believe it or not, the answer may simply lie in your backyard–dandelion roots! Actually dandelion root tea. Those pesky dandelions can be used as a coffee substitute with the added benefits of vitamin A, B, C, and D as well as iron, potassium […]
Egyptian Spinach: Got Spinach Frustration? Grow This Heat Lovin One Instead
Are you completely frustrated by grown spinach? I am since spinach doesn’t like the heat and our springs are just too short. Since I discovered a spinach alternative, heat loving Egyptian spinach (also known as Jews’ Mallow,) I no longer grow spinach. And I have never looked back.
Comfrey Fertilizer: Your Garden’s Best Friend
Have you ever wondered if you could ditch the store bought fertilizer and use what is in your garden? After realizing that even organic fertilizer may have unwanted animal ingredients, I decided to make comfrey fertilizer which is rich in nutrients. It grows like a weed in my garden. A girl can only harvest so […]
Herb Stem Vinegar: Don’t throw out the Stems!
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!
Bacterial Wilt: Game Over for Squash, Cukes, and Melons
One day your zucchini, cucumber, squash or melons are looking glorious and healthy, and then next day one of them just dies. Flat as a pancake. Wilted, limp, and no heartbeat. What the heck just happened? The culprit is –not squash vine borer, like you thought–but bacterial wilt. Yep, bacterial wilt. So learn […]