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How to Grow Garlic in a Pot – The Healthy Vegetable

Yes, garlic is a vegetable, not an herb or spice. It is commonly used in a variety of dishes throughout the world. In addition to being a culinary delight, it is also beneficial to your health. Garlic is easy to grow from cloves as long as you purchase the correct kind and follow these simple […]

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How to Grow Garlic From Bulbs – A Versatile Herb?

If you grew up in an Italian family like I did, garlic was always around. It could be found, waiting to be cooked, hanging in clumps over the sink, in bowls on the counter, or in your refrigerator crisper section. Garlic is a versatile herb. Or is it? Read on to see what garlic actually […]

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How to Grow Ginger Root – An International Herb

One staple of Asian culinary dishes is ginger. It is widely used in southeast Asia in countries such as China, South Vietnam, South Korea, India, Taiwan, and even as far east as Japan. It originated in Maritime Southeast Asia and was then domesticated and transported throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Ginger was one of the first […]

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Different Types of Mint – How to Grow Them in A Garden

Mint, from the Mentha genus, is an easy plant to grow both outdoors in the garden and indoors in pots. It is a fast growing aromatic plant. As long as you supply it with good, well-drained soil and sufficient light, you shouldn’t have any problem growing this herb. There are many varieties of mint which […]

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How to Grow Mint Indoors – A Versatile Herb

Mint originated in the Mediterranean region. It gradually spread to England and then America. It is now grown throughout Eurasia, Australia, North America, and southern Africa. The United States produces 70% of the world’s spearmint and peppermint in states such as Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Indiana, California and Wisconsin. There are over 600 varieties of mint. […]

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Growing Parsley – Indoors and Out – An International Herb

Parsley is widely used throughout the world. It is native to the central and eastern Mediterranean. The herb is used in European, Middle Eastern and American cuisines. It is rich in iron and vitamins A and C. There are basically two varieties that are widely used, curly and flat. The flat leafed parsley tends to […]

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How to Grow Lavender Plants – Indoors

Fields of lavender can be found in many places in the world. They are a beautiful sight to behold. Not only is lavender a visual beauty, it also awakens your olfactory senses. This fragrant herb is rather easy to grow and maintain. It has many uses from culinary to medicinal. However, you may want to […]

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Common Uses of Lavender – Culinary, Crafts, Medicinal

Lavender has been around for 2500 years. It is in the mint family and is known for its beauty, sweet smelling aroma, and its multiple uses. The Egyptians used lavender for mummification and perfume. In the Middle Ages it was used by Catholics in stews to ward off evil spirits. The ancient Romans used lavender […]

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Best Way to Grow Cilantro – An International Herb

Whenever I talk about cilantro with friends, I always get the same reaction. Either they love it or they hate it! Those who love it like to make fresh salsas and bean salads with it. Those who hate it say it tastes like soap. For me, though, I happen to love it. Since the majority […]

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Best Way To Grow Rosemary – An International Herb

Whenever I think of rosemary I think of my mom’s special pork loin recipe. She had a knack for making the best roast pork on a rotisserie. I can still smell the aroma of the pork wafting from the open charcoal grill during the course of the day. I couldn’t wait until dinnertime! Now that […]

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