Food gardening in containers is simple when you obey a few rules and work with Mother Nature. Good yields are guaranteed if you follow best practices and advice from all sorts of sources.
Bay Laurel – Grow Your Own in a Container
Bay leaves are an important part of many wonderful sauces and main dishes, and nothing can beat the flavor and aroma of fresh-cut Sweet Bay leaves. The tree is easy to grow and does very well in containers – here is all you need to know to grow your own fresh Bay leaves!
Container Asparagus is possible!
Can you grow Asparagus in a pot? Well some would not want to even try but it is possible with the right approach, conditions and a lot of patience. Will the effort and results be worthwhile? I say yes and there are many who have had much success. See what you think and add this to your bucket list!
Container Seedling Tomatoes
Tomatoes are popular vegetables to grow in containers. They are easy if you just follow a few sound gardening principles and the yield is well worth your efforts. They like sun, good food, well prepared soil, the right variety seedling and the right sized container. Easy gardening and delicious!
Growing a Culinary Herb Garden
Fresh herbs are a great addition to almost any dish, but they can be hard to find and expensive to buy. So why not grow your own? Herbs are among the easiest plants to grow in containers. Here are tips on growing some of the best culinary herbs for your kitchen garden.
Herb Tea – Growing and Brewing Your Own
Most of us enjoy a cup of herb tea now and then, if not every day. It is so easy to grow your own herbs and most can be used fresh or dried. When growing your own you can also make your own special concoctions. Here are instructions for growing, harvesting, drying and brewing your own herb teas.
Herbs in Action - GINGER
A wow! in the kitchen, a wow! in the garden and a wow! for your health, Ginger is easy to grow and especially suited to containers. Pretty plants, useful in many ways and very good friends with many herbs or spices though go best with chillies and garlic. Do yourself a favour and grow some soon.
Herbs in Action - BASIL
Why do we grow herbs? For their fragrance, pleasure, their looks, the garden, for health, medicinal and home purposes and of course, to enhance our cooking. You are growing Basil in a containers not so? Here are four favourite recipes garnered from friendly cooks including my Granny. Enjoy!
Herbs in Action - CHILLIE PEPPERS
An herby bush or is it bushy herb? – Chillies are favourites in any garden or kitchen. On their own or not, this wonderful herb is easy to eat, easy to use and it's easy to harvest your own organically grown crop right on the balcony! And for choice we're spoilt, from nought to meltdown in seconds
Herbs in Action - CILANTRO
Cilantro or Coriander - it doesn't matter what you call it. This versatile herb is easy to cultivate, tastes good in cooking, leaves, stalks and seeds are harvested and it even chases away flies and mosquitoes. It's a sunshine herb and likes cool weather planting. Grow some - you will be pleased!
Spice Pots - ANISEED
Some spices suit containers better than others...and ANISEED is one of them. Instead of ‘fresh off the supermarket shelf' spice, grow your own this time! Want to ‘stir up some bodily lust?’ Ward off the evil eye? Flavour a medicine? Catch mice? Keep away a nightmare? Cure hiccups? grow some Anise!
The Right Time to Harvest?
What is the best thing for you about growing your own flowers and vegetable and herbs and other edibles? The journey is the thing but so is the destination – and often when we reach where we are going to, we neglect to do what it is we came to do! The best time to harvest is not always apparent!
Uses for Fresh cut Herbs Container Gardening Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Container Gardening Site Map
Here are some ideas for instant uses for your cut herbs in your home. You know about them, you may have thought about them but do you do them? One of the simplest ‘gardens’ you can have is to display a cut selection of your favourites in glasses on the kitchen window sill for a daily dose of calm.
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