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Many civilizations have been interested in growing herbs and using them in a variety of different ways. The ancient Greeks and Romans used dill and laurel to crown heroes and in the Middle Ages mint was important as a cleansing agent. The early Chinese used others in medicine and still do so today, to prevent and even cure disease. The Benefits of Growing Herbs Many of the early settlers in America had a sunny corner…

Growing strawberries in your garden then adding them to ice-cream in a dish, just thinking about that terrific combination gets the taste buds racing, how often has the thought going through your mind, could eat these all day, every day! Ok, let’s stop daydreaming; growing strawberries is easy, and I’ll show you how to reap the benefits of this delicious healthy fruit. Let’s step into the garden, and choose a site that is protected from…

It can be so rewarding to grow seeds indoors and then to transplant into the garden. Following our guidelines below will provide you with healthier plants and an increases harvest. There are several reasons that you might want to grow your own vegetables or flowers from seeds: You can start them off early, when it’s still too cold outside, then transplant into the garden when the weather warms up. The harvest season can be extended.…

Growing vegetables in your backyard can provide you with the tastiest produce and at a much lower price than you would find in the store. It’s also a great activity that all members of the family can enjoy together. Growing Vegetables in a Raised Bed When planning for growing vegetables, consider that most plants producing fruit will require full sunlight. There are a few leafy varieties that can take partially shady conditions, but for the…