Category: Gardening

Tending the Nettles Patch on Our Herb Farm

Nettles are a big part of my farm plan. There are so many possible ways to use and market them – as fresh greens, dried for tea, made into cordage. . . multipurpose crops are […]

What We’ve Accomplished So Far for Our Herb Farm

  Today’s video is a brief tour of what the garden and herb farm looks like going into this summer. Some of our big garden and herb farm goals for this year are: begin establishing 30ft […]

The Best Time to Harvest Yarrow

When is the best time to harvest yarrow? Like waiting on strawberries to be ripe, judging the best time to harvest yarrow means you’ll need to check your plants periodically and evaluate what stage they […]

Tips and Tasks for Your Fall Herb Garden

​Herb gardening is all about timing and cycles. We have a zone 7 garden, and late summer and fall can be a bit of a slump in terms of harvesting. Generally, herbs harvested for their […]

3 Adaptogens to Grow at Home

Adaptogens have a reputation for being exotic and difficult to procure, but there are actually several that are super simple to grow at home. Let’s take a look at the needs of 3 adaptogens that are […]

Growing and Identifying Herbal Trees and Shrubs

Herbal trees and shrubs really stand out as being easy to grow once they are established and they make useful additions around your yard or homestead. Of course, trees and shrubs do require more planning […]

Five Versatile Herbs For Your Perennial Garden

Perennial herbs are some of the easiest to grow because they will reliably appear in the garden year after year with very little upkeep. I’ve picked out five of my favorites to share with you […]

5 Annual Herbs to Grow from Seed

 Annual herbs are herbs that complete their life cycle in only one year, unlike perennials plants that may live for years. They are usually easy to start from seeds and it’s also often easy to […]

5 Herbs That Grow Almost Everywhere

I always reserve a small corner of my garden for “weeds”. Not just any weeds, of course, but there are quite a few that I am always happy to see – things like violets, cleavers, […]

How to Grow Immortality Vine as a Houseplant

Did you know there’s an adaptogen you can grow as a houseplant? Adaptogenic herbs are a wonderful group of plants to work with for health, and they can make really nice garden and landscape plants […]