Category: herbs

Do you have a post with advice on growing herb…

Do you have a post with advice on growing herbs like the ones you have? And if not, would you mind listing some advice you have? I got several recently and they don't seem to be faring well.

I haven’t done an herb advice post yet! So here we go:

• Most herbs like a rich but well-draining soil. Compost mixed with perlite or pumice or a soil mix formulated for growing herbs works well. Exceptions are mediterranean plants like lavender or oregano, that like a poorer, sandy soil. When growing outside I top dress with mulch, which keeps the roots cool and holds moisture.

• Most herbs like to be kept moist, but not soaking wet. Basil and mint like a great deal of water, but again, the mediterranean herbs like lavender, oregano, sage, etc. like to be more on the dry side.

• Most herbs like plenty of sun. If their water needs are being met they can take a few hours of full sun. Some herbs like mint and parsley prefer a little less light, or only early morning sun.

• Most herbs will benefit from some fertilizer during the growing season. Use something formulated for herbs and vegetables, or a natural fertilizer like fish emulsion or compost tea.

• PLANT MINT IN A POT FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS DONT LET IT BE FREE. Unless you want the mint to take over your garden, your home, your car, and your wife, keep it contained!!!

• Most herbs will grow stronger and bigger if you keep using them! Pinching off the tips of the plants will make a plant grow more bushy (it forces new growth further down the stem). Harvest away! It’s not damaging but actually helpful.

• Remove any flower buds as they appear. Flowering takes energy away from leaf growth, and makes the plant taste less flavorful. Exceptions of course are herbs like chamomile and lavender, that are grown for their flowers!

** Note that this is a GENERAL guide to herb care. No two herbs are exactly the same and some are more finicky than others! **

black peppermint | lemon verbena

black peppermint | lemon verbena

I went away for a few days and came back to th…

I went away for a few days and came back to these guys being fuckin enormous? it must be all the rain ☔️

🍵 chamomile seedlings.

🍵 chamomile seedlings.

Just a few new acquisitions.

Just a few new acquisitions.

Just a few new acquisitions.

Just a few new acquisitions.

my chamomile seedlings! the first and stronges…

my chamomile seedlings! the first and strongest germinators so far. 👏🏽

Finally potted up these guys that I had in gro…

Finally potted up these guys that I had in growing in water from last year’s plant.

This selection 👌🌿

This selection 👌🌿

Medicinal Herbs for Menopause Relief Herbal …

Medicinal Herbs for Menopause Relief

Herbal menopause treatment can be used to treat symptoms such as night sweats, hot flushes, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, headaches and increased anxiety.

Heart disease and osteoporosis are also more prevalent after menopause due to the change in the body’s biochemistry.

Herbal menopause treatment from naturally occurring plants can dramatically reduce these symptoms and prevent diseases caused by the loss of estrogen in the body. Estrogen that occurs in plants is called phytoestrogen.

To learn more about medicinal herbs for menopause CLICK HERE: https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/herbs-for-menopause-relief.html