Herbs and Vegetables

From herbs for cooking to herbal crafts, find out how to grow your own and the different ways to use them.

12 Canning Recipes for Summer's Bounty

12 Canning Recipes for Summer’s Bounty

July 18th, 2013 posted by Vicki O'Dell

Home canning seems to be growing in popularity lately, and for good reason. Seems we’ve come full circle from our grandmother’s day. People are getting back to cooking and baking […]

Eating your daily allotment of organic fruits and veggies can put quite a strain on your bank account. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of things you can easily regrow in […]

6 Tips for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers by Amanda Formaro for FamilyCorner.com Magazine

6 Tips for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers

May 16th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Growing fresh vegetables and fragrant herbs is a great way to save money at the grocery store and control what pesticides go into your body. Not everyone has a yard […]

Relaxing Herbal Teas

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Herbal teas are not only relaxing and soothing to the spirit, but your stomach as well! Many herbs have properties to calm. Don’t be so quick though as to grab […]

Dream Pillows

February 12th, 2013 posted by Lucinda Jenkins

These homemade, natural pillows make great gifts or wonderful accents for your own home. Be sure to start early, a few days ahead is best. With pinking shears cut out […]

Think Vintage for Your Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Martin Swinton

Container gardeners take note. Tired of clay pots? Think vintage, because when you do, there’ll be lots to choose from. Most likely vintage items will be worn and chipped which […]

Calendula & Borage: Herbs for Summer Color

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jackie Carroll

Herbs for Summer Color by Jackie Carroll Calendula and borage add color to your herb garden throughout summer with a succession of long-lasting blooms. These are two of the prettiest […]

Basic Herb Gardening

February 12th, 2013 posted by Connie Byrd

Everyday in grocery stores across America, people are standing in the herb aisle in amazement! How could such a little bottle of something cost so much! If you do decide […]

Butterfly Herb Gardens

February 12th, 2013 posted by Connie Byrd

“A butterfly in flight is beauty in it’s rarest form” Have you ever watched a butterfly? I mean really truly watched a butterfly? It dips and swirls through the air […]

Cooking With Herbs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Connie Byrd

MMMMMM , what is that wonderful aroma? Soup? Pot Roast? Sauce simmering on the stove? Have you ever thought about what makes that dinner cooking smell so wonderful? Consider what […]

Dill-Licious Recipes!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Dill is one of the most popular homegrown or store bought herbs around. Whether you harvest fresh dill from your garden or purchase fresh or dried dill at your local […]

Flavored Vinegar & Oils

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nora Fraser

Flavored Vinegars Making and Using Flavored Vinegars Flavored vinegar and oils add excitement to salad marinades and sauces. They also make special gifts, provided a few simple precautions are followed. […]

Gardening in Pots

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jack Farley

by Jack Farley Let’s explore the benefits of gardening in pots, then we can move on to how it’s done in such a way that you can produce quality vegetables […]

Creating a Container Herb Garden: Window and Porch Boxes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde I’ve used a lot of containers for herbs over the years from baskets to porch boxes to large clay pots. I think the key, as with herb […]

Growing Your Own Tea Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kathleen Hennessy

by Kathleen Hennessy “If a man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty” – Japanese proverb What could be better than a hot cup […]

Creating an Herb Garden: Hot, Dry & Sunny Locations

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde This herb garden can be located in a small or large area as long as it’s in full sun and the soil is extremely well-drained to the […]

How To Plan Your Herb Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Monica Resinger

An herb garden can bring a person a lot of pleasure because there’s so many things that can be done with herbs such as herbal crafts, herbal teas and herbal […]

Gardening Adventures With Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

I remember the first packet of seeds my sons chose to buy at the garden center, as well as their excitement, their impatience and then their amazement as “their” flowers […]

Prepare for Seed Starting

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Harvesting and Storing Herbs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

I am not going to pretend to know the proper technique for every herb out there – there are far too many! But, over the years I have gathered many […]

Rosemary Christmas Trees

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kim Tilley

by Kim Tilley I love to grow things, and I especially love to have plants around the house in the winter. I really love rosemary plants and those cute little […]

Herbal Bath Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jackie Carroll

by Jackie Carroll LAVENDER Here’s another traditional cottage garden plant, best known as an ingredient in potpourri. The plant may grow to a height of 3 feet, but there are […]

Starting a Vegetable Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kim Tilley

Whenever you plant something, you have to take into account what that plant is going to need to do its job. If you provide those things, you can sit back […]

Relax and Soothe With Herbs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

by Brenda Hyde Using dried and fresh herbs to relax and soothe isn’t just a trick the spas use. You can do that same thing at home! I keep dried […]

Welcoming Herbs Into Your Vegetable Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Fran Ott

Many garden books recommend that gardeners plant their herbs close to the kitchen for quick and easy harvest. While this is good advice, the reality may be that it isn’t […]

Dill-Licious Recipes!

July 29th, 2009 posted by Amanda Formaro

Dill is one of the most popular homegrown or store bought herbs around. Whether you harvest fresh dill from your garden or purchase fresh or dried dill at your local […]

Basic Herb Gardening

May 12th, 2009 posted by Connie Byrd

Everyday in grocery stores across America, people are standing in the herb aisle in amazement! How could such a little bottle of something cost so much! If you do decide […]

Butterfly Herb Gardens

April 23rd, 2009 posted by Connie Byrd

Have you ever watched a butterfly? I mean really truly watched a butterfly? It dips and swirls through the air in an almost magical way. Sometimes you can almost feel […]

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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]