Herbs

Herbs to Grow Indoors – 10 Best Herbs for Sunny Windowsills

Best herbs for growing indoors

There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh herbs to really add a boost to your home made recipes.  Many gardeners enjoy growing herbs outside during the summer months, but winter temperatures will kill them off for a while.  Growing herbs indoors is the answer. Which herbs should choose for your indoor garden?  Here…

Growing Herbs Indoors – How to Grow Herb Plants Inside

Herbs for indoor gardens

I love growing herbs in my garden but most of them die off in the winter months.  Since I use herbs for cooking all the time, my answer is growing herbs indoors during the winter. Some herbs are annuals and need to be planted each year, and others are perennials and will continue growing year after…

Pruning Rosemary – How and When to Prune Rosemary Plants

Pruning fresh rosemary

Growing herbs is a great way to add an edible element to your garden. Rosemary is normally quite easy to control if you keep it in a pot, but if you have it growing freely in the garden, it can easily get woody and shabby looking. This is when these tips for pruning rosemary are helpful.…

PlantSnap Mobile App – Tips and Tricks for Best Results

I have been compensated by PlantSnap for this post. All opinions are mine alone. #hunting4plants It’s time to try the PlantSnap Mobile App. Have you ever been in a garden setting and wondered how to identify a plant that you have just come across? So have I! That is where the PlantSnap mobile app comes into use.…

Perserving Herbs by Drying and Freezing

Ways to preserve herbs

It is getting to that time of the year again.  My vegetable gardening projects are slowing down and I have to start thinking about the first frost.  It is also the time to start thinking about preserving herbs that seem to be in abundant supply right now. I have a huge group of fresh herbs…

10 Best Herbs for Kitchen Gardens

Kitchen garden herbs

There is nothing quite like growing herbs to add tons of flavor in recipes.  They add a fullness of flavor that dried herbs just can’t match. And growing herbs for kitchen gardens is super easy to do. , Every good cook should have a few pots of them either on the patio, in the vegetable…

Mosquito Repelling Plants – Keep Those Bugs Away!

Mosquito on a leaf

With summer comes lots of outdoor living.  Sadly, that can mean lots of mosquitoes. I don’t like to use chemical products but, thankfully, Mother Nature has the perfect answer – Mosquito Repelling Plants! We can grow annuals, perennials and herbs that will keep the bugs away naturally. With all the hype about West Nile Virus,…

Get into the Gardening Spirit with Plant Something Day

May 19 is Plant something day. Find out what other gardening days are celebrated in the Month of may on thegardeningcook.com #PlantSomething #MrsMeyersInspires #ad

Thank you Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® for sponsoring this post and for sponsoring Plant Something Day, as Well. #PlantSomething #MrsMeyersInspires AD. It’s time for Pant Something Day! Do you remember those days from years ago when May baskets were added to a friend’s doorway on May Day, the First of May?  I remember those days, fondly,…

20 Seed Starting Tips

20 seed starting tips

The holidays have come and gone and most of us are hunkering down for the colder months of the year.  But wait – now is the perfect time to think ahead to spring and even get a head start on it by starting our own seeds for indoor plants.  To help you with this task,…

Fresh Herbs – Annual, Perennial or Biennial – Which is Yours?

Is your herb Annual, biennial or perennial?

There is nothing quite like the flavor of fresh herbs for cooking.  Growing herbs is something that many cooks try their hand at, to have them on hand all the time.Do you know whether the one you are growing is an annual,  perennial or biennial? This can sometimes be confusing and the answer is not always…

DIY Italian Herb Vinegar

Italian Herb Vinegar is so easy to make.

I love growing herbs and combing them with vinegar and oil gives me a great ingredient for cooking. Herb infused vinegar oils keep the flavor of the herbs well and add such a special taste to any recipe.  This recipe for Italian Herb Vinegar is perfect for any Italian or Mediterranean recipe. Make Your Own…

Growing Thyme – Fragrant Herb – How To Grow

How to Grow Fresh Thyme

One of the delights of gardening is growing herbs. They are simple to grow and add tons of flavor to your recipes. Growing thyme is easy. The plant is a perennial that comes back year after year.  It is a fragrant herb that I use in cooking all the time.  There are quite a few…

Growing Oregano – From The Planter to Italian Dishes

Growing oregano is very easy. It's also a perennial so it will come back next year.

If you love the flavor of garden fresh taste in your recipes, be sure to try growing herbs. Oregano is a herb used in many international dishes, but is best known for use in Italian recipes.   Most people who cook will have used the dried version of oregano, but growing oregano is easy.  Oregano is…

Growing Basil – Learn how to grow it easily – Annual

Learn how to grow Basil

There is nothing quite like growing herbs to add a farm fresh flavor to all your recipes. And if the plant is easy to grow, even better! Every kitchen gardener should try their hand at  growing basil. If you are into vegetable gardening, it’s a great herb plant to add into your crops, too. Basil is…

DIY Wooden Spoon Herb Plant Markers

DIY Wooden Spoon Herb Plant Markers

Growing herbs adds a ton of flavor to all your recipes, but keeping track of what is growing can be challenging. These wooden spoon herb plant markers are both functional and decorative. Herb Identification might seem easy but those tiny seedlings have a frustrating way of looking the same! I have a large group of herbs…

Free Herb Plant Labels for Mason Jars and Pots

Free Printable Labels for Herb Plants

Looking for a pretty way to dress up the pots that you use for growing herbs, and label them at the same time?  These cute herb planter labels can be just printed off and then added to your pots in no time at all. Herb Identification seems at though it would be easy but you…

DIY Cottage Chic Herb Garden With Mason Jars

DIY Mason Jar Herb Planter in Famer's Market tray #EarthDayProjects

Growing herbs is something that any good cook should consider. This mason jar herb garden fits into the French country look that I have going on in my kitchen as part of a renovation, too. It’s the perfect DIY project for my vegetable gardening summer! I love cottage chic decor projects. They have a rustic appeal…

Fresh Rosemary – Herb to Grow in Patio Containers

How to grow rosemary

Fresh rosemary is one of my favorite spices.  I use it all the time in Italian cooking and also in many of my chicken recipes.  It’s easy to grow and is a great one to start with for those who are new at growing herbs. The favor of this fresh herb is robust and the…