Healthy Living Herbs

The name in herbs to be trusted for the best results. Follow our easy growing plans and tips, and you and your family will surely enjoy the benefits of freshly and naturally grown herbs in your daily life. Seasonal herbs available at your local Garden Center. Information cards that highlight the most popular use of the herb will help you to make the correct choice.

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lacewing

Companion planting for Pest control

Companion Planting for Pest Control Lacewings are insects with large, lace-like wings and it is mainly the larvae (which look like little alligators) that destroys most of the pests. They are sometimes called aphid lions for their habit of dining on aphids. Other pests they feed on include mites, other small insects and insect eggs. […]

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Worm Bins

Worm Bins What are you doing with the left over vegetables, fruit, eggshells, egg boxes, shredded newspapers, loose tea, tea bags, coffee grinds, cereal and oatmeal? They make the perfect food for earthworms in Worm Bins. Worm Bins have for a long time been used to convert kitchen waste into a fertiliser called ‘vermicompost’ which […]

Aubergine

Aubergine, Feta and Mint Salad

Aubergine, feta and mint salad A tasty, easy to prepare salad for the festive season. Ingredients • 1 aubergine • olive oil • 150 g feta cheese, crumbled • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped • handful of mint leaves, shredded • handful of coriander leaves, shredded • squeeze of lemon juice • black pepper […]

Rosemary

Cooking with Rosemary

Cooking with Rosemary Rosemary is an evergreen perennial plant which can be harvested all year round. It produces small pretty blue flowers in the winter and early spring. A good time to prune rosemary into shape is after it has flowered. Rosemary can be used fresh or dried. It is an evergreen plant so using […]

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Thyme to clean the home

Thyme to clean the home Use fresh thyme from your garden and follow this easy recipe to have an effective herbal cleanser. Using lemon thyme will add a fresh, clean fragrance. • 2 1/2 cups water • 1 handful thyme (fresh or dried) • Vinegar • Liquid soap Boil water, add thyme. Simmer for an […]

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We can’t Control the Weather but We can Protect Our Bodies

We can’t Control the Weather, but We can Protect Our Bodies The last quarter of the Lunar Phase benefits the digestive system and it is therefore ideal to take some herbs and food that will optimize its function. Drink mint tea that soothes digestion problems and enjoy some papaya that contains enzymes that is beneficial […]

Tansy

Pest Control with Tansy

Pest Control with Tansy Strong smelling tansy is a must have in the organic garden to act as a natural insect repellent. In the Middle Ages dried tansy was one of the “strewing herbs” scattered across floors to keep pests away. Housewives also hung it from rafters, packed it between bed sheets and mattresses, and […]

basil

Basil

Basil • It has a warm, resinous, clove-like flavor and fragrance. Sweet basil, with it’s wonderful aroma and flavor, is one of the most popular and widely grown herbs in the world, • We associate basil with Italian cooking, so you may be surprised to find that many of your favorite Indian and Thai dishes […]