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Herb Gardening

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The planting, growing, propagating, maintenance, harvesting, and uses of various herbs, for culinary, medicinal, decorative, and magical purposes.
Square Foot Gardening is a method popularized by Mel Bartholomew in the 1980's. Still active in the field, he has revised the original book (just found it; will buy it soon). His basis is that garden beds should be divided in 3-foot squares by walkways. Walking on the actual beds compacts the soil…
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Trimming Mint Mint is a very prolific plant that will keep growing almost no matter what you do to it. I'm not sure there is a "proper" way to trim it. Some use their fingernails to break off individual leaves as they are needed. Personally, I use a pair of scissors and cut the stems. You can han…
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by growing it. usually you would need lots of sun, a balanced amount of water and some plant food occasionally.
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Answer italian flat parsley or basil Answer You could also try a prostrate sage, parsley, mint, thyme - especially the creeping sort, and chives. Answer You can grow any types of Herbs in a window box, including all the herbs mentioned above, as well as Taragon, Cilantro, Oregano, Fenne…
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Answer It does well in Northern Illinois Also... In a warm, temperate climate. You'd need to shade it and water well in a hot climate. Answer This is a perennial in zones 3-9.
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For Drying Seed. Either dry on the bush or pick when ripe. Either way, harvest the whole seedhead or strip individual seeds and dry under cover for a week or so depending on the weather. You could hang the entire plant up or just the seed heads. Store in an airtight container. For Drying Leaves…
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Garlic is in the Alliaceae family, but was formerly classified as Liliaceae. Some botanists believe it should have remained in the old classification.
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Answer Yes, it will. It prefers full sunlight, but it will take partial sun. You can use lavender as an oil. Rub some oil on sores and they will heal right up. You can also add 2 to 3 drops of essential oil in your bath. Lavender is said to promote sleep so you can spray it on your pillow case.
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Citronella is a plant that can be grown by gardeners. Like most herbs, citronella can be extracted in crushed or dried forms. The dried product or extraction, made into a concoction, decoction or essence, can in turn be made into candles, homeopathic insecticides or mosquito repellents.
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Growing basil Most types of basil need full sun to do well, although that depends on your climate. If you are in an extremely hot climate, you may need to give it some shade. It thrives in a Mediterranean climate.
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The easiest method of propagation if you have a tree that has a lot of basal sucker is to dig the sucker growth with some roots attached and transfer it to grow on separately in a pot until large enough to plant. The ideal time to do this is in the spring when growth is strong. If there are no root…
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I love using tarragon on chicken. just sprinkle some dried crushed leaves. It's delicious! Tarragon makes an excellent ingredient for infusing through vinegar. Just fill ajar with the bruised leaves, and pour warmed cider or wine vinegar over them. Seal and leave for two weeks, shaking daily. Then s…
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Answer I suppose you could. Saffron comes from a certain flower, the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus), and the little hairs (stigma) in the middle of the flower are saffron threads.
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You can buy the seeds here http://www.horizonherbs.com/pilot.asp?pg=tulsiSHANKERTry it at ISKCON temple(hare Krishna temple) in your area, that too for free.ShivaYou can buy from me.Lotusveda.comBharti
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Licorice isn't really a tree, but a perennial about three feet in height. It is the root part that is used as a food. People often use some hash bubble bags to achieve that.
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Orchid (Orchidaceae)
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Orchid(Orchidacease)
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Answer This is a herb often called wormseed, and is used in Mexican cooking and as a medicinal tea.
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I hear the Egyptian pyramid have yielded lots of still edible items - including spices - thus, thousands of years for some.When keeping spices, you should always have an air tight container. So long as that's the case, they should last as long as you have them in stock.
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mint luisa mellisa rosemary cinnamon things like that
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A herb is a type of plant that is usually very aromatic, and tastes good.some rare herbs are only found in spesific places
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Examples include Chamomiles, sages, tulips, daffodils, burning bushes, bee balms (in shade), daisies, clematis (in the shade), cacti, carrots, radishes, garlic, strawberries, blueberries, hostas, peppers, tomatoes, daylilies, iris, beetroot, parsnips, lettuce, new potatoes, and certain bean varietie…
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indoor plants.
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Garlic, is a member of the allium family.
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Botanists estimate that there are more than 10000 species of flowering plants.There are about 1 million of flowers in the whole world. So it is impossible to remember the name of each & every flower.
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Lady's Slipper is the common name of the orchid family Cypripedium.
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Answer Echinacea includes purple and white varieties. Both are wildflowers and both are easy to grow under similar conditions. Answer Rudbekkia is actually Black Eyed Susans, they have similar growing habits to that of the Echinacea plant but Rudbekkia can grow much taller. They both flower …
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Answer Herbs have been used by people for longer than we have been keeping written record. Originally they were found in the wild, by the gatherers (of hunter-gatherer groups) and used for a lot of different things. They were used to flavour food, as a source of nutrition, as medicines and for …
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Answer Catnip, many culinary herbs such as oregano, basil, thyme, and also lavender and salvias are among the plants in the family Lamiaceae - the mint family. Some varieties are Peppermint, Spearmint, Catmint, Lowes Common Mint which is a cross between Peppermint and Spearmint.
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In a warm temperate climate it will take about ten days for the seedlings to emerge and three to four months for them to flower. In a cooler area, it will be slightly longer than these times. i don't know how long snapdragons take to grow help plezeee plant in April and it takes 5 years
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Rosemary plants can be propagated by taking a cutting from a not flowering stem in mid summer. Please check the link below.
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Herbal plants are plants you can use for cooking, medicine ,and drinks. Some examples are rosemary, lavender, thyme, mint, orogano,basil,etc.
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Well, Aconcagua is a mountain, and they tend to grow slowly. It was formed in a geologically recent time, which is probably in the neighbourhood of millions of years, though no apparent concerted effort to date the land mark has been made.
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Vietnamese coriander - rau ram - is a tropical perennial and needs to be planted out after danger of frost. To carry it over from year to year move it indoors to a sunny location or a heated greenhouse in the autumn before the first frost. It is also easily propagated from cuttings through out the …
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PEPPER, SALT, ROSEMARY, NUTMEG, SEASON SALT, GARLIC SALT, GARLIC POWDER, CINNAMON, SAGE, MINT, A Few More Choices Spices are usually obtained from the seed, nuts, roots, and bark of various plants. If you are looking for culinary spices, try: allspice, caraway, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander…
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Chili, Cayenne, Oregano, Rosemary, Tarragon, Cinnamon, Ginger, Garlic, Nutmeg, Onion, Black pepper, Cilantro, Curry powder, and Salt
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Daisies grow to full size within 2 and a half months. They are for plant lovers that have big, big gardens and have a few trees. It's important that you regularly check the flower and make sure it has a freebie surrounding.
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It is a herb that has lemon-scented, mintlike leaves that are often used to brew an aromatic tea. Its slightly tart flavor is used to flavor salads as well as meats and poultry.
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This is just an overview of some of the things used for healing and their uses. It is by no means complete: Alder bark - gentle laxativeAsh leaves - rheumatoid arthritisAsh bark - laxativeBirch bark - eczemaBlackberry leaves - diarrhoeaBlackcurrant leaves - catarrh, sore throatBurdock root - blood p…
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It is not something that is easily made, though you don't have to use a diffuser for essential oils. You can light a candle, and when the wax on the top is liquefied, poor the essential oils into it. You may want to blow the candle out whilst you do this, as the drop are extremely flammable, and you…
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It means that for best results, the plants should be three inches apart. To thin to three inches apart means to pull out the extra plants, leaving three inches between the desired plants..
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Essential oil can be extracted from herbs using stills and steam extraction. The steam carries the essential oils from the plant material into a condenser, or a copper coil. When cooled off in the condenser, the resulting liquid, collected in a glass vial with a bottom valve, is a hydrosol with a la…
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Yes, their growth slows down because of cooler temperatures and shorter days and exposure to sunlight.
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Yes, in fact there are many! Usnea (a lichen that looks similar to the moss on live oak trees; Urtica dioica, which is Stinging Nettle; Ulmus Fulva which is also known as Slippery Elm. If you were looking for herbs with common names starting with the letter U, rather than their botanical binomials s…
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Wheat does flower, but they are not showy.
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I think it relates to the mix of nitrogen, phosphorus, & potassium I don't get the 16 as a measure but this is what they represent. 16-16-16 is the relative percentage % of Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), and Potassium(K) (in the form of Potash).Miracle Gro is 15-30-15 meaning that mixture is 15%…
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I know that the best haggis contains freshly gathered herbs from the wild mountain glenns of the Highlands, but I'm not sure what these herbs are. Perhaps they grow only in the Highlands, and nowhere else.
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Yes, damaged seedlings do regenerate new sprouts and no, they do not. The particular response is dependent upon the herbaceous or woody plant in question and the type of damage. For example, Quercus muehlenbergii (chestnut, chinkapin, rock, or yellow oak) generally regenerates in wildfire-ravaged ha…
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Generally, coniferous trees grow in the winter. It is also the growing season for citrus, hearty leafy greens, squash, and root vegetables.
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Most plants will die if the salinity level is high enough, and pure sea water is too salty for all except those which naturally grow in or at the edge of the sea. Those that originated in a coastal location will be more tolerant than others. In general, herbs with gray foliage tolerate more salt. Ba…
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I'm taking biology in college right now...this is what I gather. Dye in the water doesn't harm the plant (in most cases). the water is absorbed through the roots of the plant, which travel to the leaves/petals, there they are then evaporated while producing energy process of photosynthesis...water …
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No.There is no water, CO2 or nutrients for it. Also, it is too hot and too cold at intervals. It doesn't have a hope of surviving!
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Oregano, thyme, basil, dill, rosemary, bay leaf, the list goes on and on and on!
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Ashwagandha is an old Indian plant believed to have medicinal values. It is a product processed from Withania sominifera, therefore, adopting the name.
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Myrrh is an evergreen tree that is known for its medicinal value. It can be grown in Australia, Africa, India, and the Middle East.
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That is dependent on the type of the herb, some are only viable for a few short weeks, others can be sown years later with reduced but still good results. Consult a good herb gardening book from your local library.
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Yes it can,just water some cotton,let it drip out,put a cotton about 2-3 cm inside a plastic see trough cup,put the basil seeds on top,don't cover it,put 1-2 seeds and cover it with kitchen plastic,and in about 8 days it will start growing
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theres many different ways so ill just say 1. take the seed and put it in a pot. it has to be a big pot. obviously with dirt in it. water it so tht the dirt is always atleast a little bit moist. get a grow light. put it above the plant lik 6 inches. ajust the height as the plant gets taller. keep th…
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The scientific name for Hibiscus is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Although it is most commonly called Hibiscus, it is also known as rosemallow in some places.
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Beer is for drinking. Answer:Beer is about 95% water, with organic components. Plants actually like organic components. Because of the alcohol content, beer is slightly alkaline, so plants that are sensitive to alkalinity might not fair well, but those that can tolerate it would thrive.
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Chives grow everywhere!!
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Aphids tend to be attracted to dill. They also attract lacewings and ladybugs. Homemade remedies such as essential oils can be used and sprayed around plants to deter insects.
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Garlic will grow the fastest when it is grown in soil. It will grow the slowest if it is grown in sand.
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Besides dry air, there are some other reasons why plants can develop brown tips and leaf margins. Some plants are sensitive to the fluoride and chlorine in tap water. Spider plants, Ti plants, and Spathiphyllum are most commonly effected by fluoride, developing brown leaf tips as a result. Excess s…
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How do I make my Chronic grow faster?!..
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Yes as it contains a lot of Nitrogen. and it has more chemicals so that the plants will be fed and you won't need worms to help it stay fresh like you would with regular dirt!
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Depends on what type of seed you're talking about. Most seeds simply need the right temperature and the right amount of humidity. An easy way is to put a wet paper towel in a bag, put the seed in the paper towl, and put it in a warm place in the house.
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2 days to germinate 25 days for a seedling
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If you don't feed a plant it will stop growing and be healthy. After days it will eventually die. =[
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you dont Another point of view Rosemary is a wonderful plant. It looks great, smells wonderful and has a great number of uses; decorative, culinary, medicinal, aroma-therapeutic, and magical. I'd have to say, unless you are growing one as an ornamental, pruning is less of an need, however every…
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There are many types of garlic that grow in different areas. In general there are 2 types, hard neck and soft neck. Hard neck grow in areas farther north where freezing occurs throughout the winter. Soft necks generally grow in southern areas (California) where cold weather occurs in the winter, but…
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Watercress can mature in 5 days.
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the juice will make the plants grow faster because the juice has more products
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Lemon Essential oil is basically used in aroma therapy. It is used for acne, anemia, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, boils, brittle nails, broken capillaries, bronchitis, catarrh, cellulites, circulation - poor, colds, complexion - dull, corns, cuts, disinfectant - air, dyspepsia, energy - low, fever, f…
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I mean the first time
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Humifulvate removes heavy metals from plants. The detoxification process occurs when Humifulvate attaches to the toxic Mercury, Lead, Aluminum, or Cadmium and takes them out of the plants system.
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Ants can't stand mint. It's a great natural repellent. Mint also grows very fast, like a weed would, so you only have to plant it in a small space and it will soon take up a much greater space.
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I can't show a picture, so that's a hard question. But I know it was very big!
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Chives can be planted in mild climates from spring right through to autumn.
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plant in a pot in sun A bit more info Try the link below for a more in depth answer
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Sweet basil attracts bees.
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This is the seed stalk and should not be allowed to grow unless you intend to save the seed.
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Rome has a Mediterranean climate. This climate has dessert-like conditions, only with more rainfall. Many of the plants that time their blooms with the winter rains. They have many adaptations that allow them to survive the hot, dry summer.
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Yucca are very interesting things..... A young yucca looks slightly like a beetroot root, however it has a slightly light brown tip.An old yucca looks more like the squashed-up nose of a walrus!!! Pretty ugly really. And it has dark brown stains all over it.
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Bim Bip is a common name for Panax Notoginseng, a herbal panacea used extensively by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam war and regarded as particularly important in aiding the recovery of those wounded in battle.
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Oregano. Perhaps the easiest. Once a sprig is planted you should have a border of some type to help stop it from spreading. It does grow like a bush and would need pruning if you like. This fine herb will actually be infestatious if not watched when growing, claiming lawn if nearby. It can be watere…
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Depending on the size of the grain of sand, sand is best. It holds more moisture then dirt does.
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urugula-From Sanskrit उरुगूला urugUlA ("kind of serpent").
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It is recommended to plant an Italian heather outside in the fall. However, you can plant one indoors in a very large pot. The plant will need adequate light and water.
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Lavender [Lavandula spp]is Portugal's national flower. It's in the mint family [Lamiaceae]. There are about 25-30 species of lavender in the world. At least four different species are found in Portugal. Their range within the country runs from the south and southwest, through the center, and into th…
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well ull look a bit different cauz of the changes but mostly the same
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To kill chives, you will have to dig them out of the soil. Be sure that you get the entire bulb or the chives will grow back.
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The plant roots absorb the nutrients in the water and when is is absorbed the nutrients help the plant to grow.
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yes they can we did a science experiment and we found that beer, salt water and caprisun also grow plants other than water
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Everything is healthy if eaten in moderation. Yes, stevia is healthy. In fact stevia is much healthier than sugar.
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If your catmint is bare in the middle, it may be time to divide the plant. The other option is to prune it back to within an inch of the main stem to encourage new growth.
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