Gardening, flowers, vegitable and herb growing guide.


Vegitables and Herbs

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Vegetables & Herbs - Plants for All Your Senses

Vegetable and herb gardens appeal to all of your senses. Grow the best vegetables you can with ideas on varieties, heirlooms, increasing your harvest, pest control, and getting the most from your vegetable garden. [p]Herbs complement the vegetable garden and find their way more and more into our ornamental flower gardens and hopefully onto our tables.
Container Vegetable Gardening - Growing Vegetables in Pots
You don't need a plot of land to grow fresh vegetables. Many vegetables lend themselves well to container gardening. With some thought to selecting bush or dwarf varieties, almost any vegetable can be adapted to growing in a container or pot. Vegetable plants that take up little space, such as carrots, radishes and lettuce, or crops that bear fruits over a long period of time, such as tomatoes and peppers, make the best use of space and containers.

Edible Flowers - Growing Flowers that are Beautiful, As Well As Delicious
Edible flowers aren't a new phenomonon, but garnishes of fresh flowers tend to intimidate diners. No one is really sure if the flowers are there for decoration or to be eaten. It's hard to find edible flowers to purchase, but quite easy to grow most of them in your garden. Since flowers are best when eaten soon after harvest, growing your own edible flowers makes even more sense. Here are some tips.

Grow Herb Plants Inside on your Windowsill
Many herb plants can be easily grown indoors, in a sunny windowsill or under lights. You can have a herb garden throughout the winter, with fresh herbs to cook with, in your kitchen. Herbs will grow in containers with minimal care.

Harvesting Vegetables - How Do You Know When to Pick?
There are no precise guidelines as to when to harvest your vegetables, but there are some rules of thumb to guide you. Most vegetables are harvested just before full maturity, for maximum flavor and the most pleasant texture. The following are criterion for judging whether your vegetables are ready for picking.

Herb Gardening - How to Dry and Store Your Fresh Garden Herbs
Fresh garden herbs can easily be air dried, to preserve their flavor and quality. Air drying herbs is not only the easiest and least expensive way to dry fresh herbs, but this slow drying process also doesn't deplete the herbs of their oils. Here are some simple steps for air drying herbs.

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