dogs

Herbs for Healthy Pets

Herbs for healthy pets Catnip is not only great for cats but also a deterrent for flea beetles, ants and other small insects due to the active ingredient nepetalactone. Infuse a cup of leaves in 500ml water and spray on infected plants or sprinkle leaves around it. Keep your pets healthy by adding garlic to […]

Dog_washing

Herbal wash for dogs

Herbal wash for dogs Make a herbal extraction from any of the following insecticidal herbs, which all grow easily in your garden – rosemary, lavender, southernwood, lemon verbena, catnip, basil, lemon grass, citronella pelargonium. • Half fill a clean plastic bucket with any of these herbs (either singly or in combination) cut up roughly, and […]

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Reliable Parsley

Reliable Parsley Parsley, or petroselinum sativum, has been used as a culinary herb for over 2,000 years and is one of the most nutritious of all herbs. There are basically two main types of parsley, which are widely used in an Italian kitchen: 1. Moss Curled Parsley – The tightly curled variety that is most […]

spices

Coriander

Coriander Coriander, or also known as Cilantro, has great application in cooking and so essential when it comes to enjoying a good curry dish. The soft leaves are used fresh, mixed in with the food or as a garnish just before serving to ensure a burst of flavour. The lesser known Vietnamese Coriander, also known […]

Harvest

Winter solstice

Winter Solstice On 21 June it is the shortest day and the longest night – the deepest point of winter. From now on the days will get longer and the nights shorter as we start heading for the 2011 Spring season. Although still cold, it is a very good time to start planning your herb […]