Perennial Herbs - Hardiness Zones and More I've put together a list of perennial herbs and their respective hardiness zones. If you don't know your hardiness zone, follow the link to find out. Armed with that information, the list will give you a good idea of the herbs that will grow for you outdoors year round: USDA Hardiness Zone Map If you see an herb you'd love to cultivate but it's not suited to your growing zone, there are still a few things you can do: You can grow the plant in a pot and bring it indoors in winter. This actually works for many herbs.
Welcome to the Community Seed Resource Program - Seed Savers Exchange Seed Matters is an initiative of the Clif Bar Family Foundation dedicated to the improvement and protection of organic seed, which ensures healthy, nutritious and productive crops that benefit people and the planet. Seed Matters’ goals are to conserve crop genetic diversity, promote farmers’ roles and rights as seed innovators and steward reinvigorate public seed research and education. Seed Savers Exchange's mission is to conserve and promote America's culturally diverse but endangered food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing and sharing heirloom seeds and plants. Together, Seed Matters and Seed Savers Exchange are working to conserve, distribute, and educate the public about the vital importnace of seed saving.
Attracting Hummingbirds One good way to enjoy the company of hummingbirds is planting a hummingbird garden. In addition to providing them a natural diet, a hummer garden is an excellent way to attract birds to your nearby feeder: since hummingbirds feed by sight on regularly-followed routes - called traplining - their inquisitive nature will quickly lead them to investigate any possible new source of food. A hummer garden is also a great way to capture the birds on film or video, and makes a much nicer backdrop for your photos than the typical plastic feeder. If you plan carefully and select a variety of plants that flower at successively later dates, you will be rewarded with happy hummers throughout the season. Using pesticides around hummingbird plants is a very bad idea. Killing garden pests will also eliminate the small insects hummingbirds rely upon for protein.
Medicinal Herb seeds From Mountain Rose Herbs Angelica Seeds Angelica archangelica 100 seeds Medicinal gardens crave the presence of this, the official species. Bitter aromatic, antimicrobial and carminative. 100 seeds/pkt Romence Gardens & Greenhouses Grand Rapids, MI Retail & Mail Order Garden Center, Online Plant Resource Click for more info on when your plants will ship New for 2014 Annuals Grafted Tomatoes Eight Herbs for Your Perennial Herb Garden Which Herbs Will I Choose? Perennial herb gardens will give you an inexpensive and fresh supply of many herbs. Just think, you'll have mint for your teas all year long, either fresh or dried. You can add freshly chopped oregano to your tomato sauce, and fresh sprigs of thyme to give zest to your chicken soup. Imagine stepping out the kitchen door for a few sprigs of rosemary and thyme, and stuffing them into the cavity of your Sunday roast chicken.
The 8 Best Fall Foods: Organic Gardening It’s fall—the time of year when pumpkin-flavored everything is littering the menus of every restaurant under the sun. That’s fine (as long as the pumpkin flavor is coming from actual pumpkins, and not some calorie-laden sugar syrup), but laser-focusing on one flavor means you’re ignoring some of the best-tasting—and craziest looking—vegetables of the season. Get your mind out of the pumpkin patch (almost) and look for these eight vegetables that you might not be able to find any other time of year. ‘Pendragon’ Apples Eat them: The healthiest apple in the world, according to British scientists, is an organic ‘Pendragon’ apple, an 800-year-old heirloom variety that originated in England.
17 Apart: How To: Plant Seeds Using Eggshells We were excited when our Sprout Robot alert went off that it was time to start broccoli seeds indoors this weekend for our zip code. With the move and being in the midst of colder months, we are seriously lacking in the gardening department, except for our avocado sprouts (which we have an exciting update on coming tomorrow). We located our organic broccoli seed packet from last year's garden and hit up our gardening Pinterest boards (mine & hers) where we've been collecting ideas for creative planting all winter. We had one particular idea we'd seen pinned in mind and couldn't wait to try for ourselves — eggshell seed planters. Evidently, eggshells make the perfect size seed starters, are natural, biodegradable, can be planted directly into the soil after being cracked a little, and supply nourishment to the plant and surrounding soil (not to mention they're free).
Organic Fingerling Potatoes - Swedish Peanut You are in our Kitchen Potato section looking at potatoes to prepare in your kitchen. If you want Seed potatoes to plant in your garden, Click Here. Our organic potato crop is now growing out in the field. Potatoes are harvested in September and October each year and are available to ship to you at that time. 20 and 50 pound bags are shipped starting November 1st, to allow for the skins to thicken sufficiently to be cleaned on our brushing equipment. A dry, golden-fleshed heirloom fingerling potato that is perfect baked or roasted. 15 Perennial Herbs with Medicinal Uses Soapwort is a Highly Useful but Little Known Herb Today I thought we would do a bit of a different type of show. For those new to herbal healing my 4 shows on “herbal actions” might be helpful.
s Diary » Blog Archive » Now Available: Dr. Vandana Shiva Vermont Talk Videos Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 Vermont Right to Know GMOs, 14 November 2014 The Right to Know Coalition would like to thank anyone who was able to make it so much for joining us for Vandana Shiva’s inspiring talks! It was incredible to have the opportunity to hear in person from one of the world’s most prominent and dedicated activists on the issue of genetically engineered food and its impact on our global food supply and the sovereignty of farmers around the world. If you didn’t catch her motivating words, or just want to revisit them, video’s of both of Dr.
Andean Tuber Crops » Sacred Succulents This is only a partial list of the plants and seeds we have available. Send $2 ($4 international) for our complete illustrated catalog Jewels of the Earth In addition to potatoes, there is a shocking rainbow diversity of brightly colored tubers cultivated in the Andes where they have been a staple of rural communities for millennia. What Are the Benefits of Rosemary Tea? Rosmarinus officinalis is an evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean region and is commonly used as a spice in a number of ethnic cuisines. With its pungent aroma, rosemary has been used as a flavoring agent as well as for its medicinal qualities for hundreds – if not thousands – of years. Rosemary tea may help support digestion, promote cognitive function and act as an antioxidant, protecting the body from heart disease and cancer.