My Must Grow Plants: Medicinal Herbs

Adding medicinal herbs to your garden not only adds beauty to your garden, but allows you to make plant medicine with your harvests. (Most culinary herbs can also be used in plant medicine too, you can see my must grow culinary herbs here.) When we grow our own herbs for herbal preparations, just as any…

My Must Grow Plants: Culinary Herbs

Culinary herbs are so beneficial and easy to grow, even if you have very little space. Herbs are actually what I suggest people grow when they are just starting out as gardeners. Yes you can grow tomatoes your first gardening season, but to help gain confidence in the garden herbs are the place to start….

Dandelions, A Wonderfully Beneficial “Weed”

Dandelions are popping up right now where I live and depending on your temperatures they should be for you too. Growing up I loved making wishes on dandelion puffs, watching as they blew away. I also remember getting scolded for doing it because they were going to start growing everywhere. I didn’t see why it…

3 Herbs To Grow In Containers

Being able to grow your own herbs, whether culinary, medicinal or both is one of the best things about gardening. All three herbs listed not only make great herbal teas, but they are perfect for attracting pollinators to your garden and have culinary uses. Not to mention they all grow easily and are great beginner…

Calming herbs to grow in your garden

To continue with the herb theme I am on this month, I want to talk about calming herbs you can grow in your garden. There is no doubt that we need to focus on self care and ways to help soothe our nervous system in these current times. Herbs can help and we can grow…

Herbs for digestion

Hippocrates said, “All health begins in the gut.” I have to agree, so many of our health issues stem from digestive or gut issues. My functional nutrition teacher Josh Gitalis always says, it’s not just you are what you eat, but it’s what you eat, digest, absorb and assimilate. Supporting our digestive health through food…

Culinary Themed Herb Gardens

If you are new to kitchen gardening or gardening in general, the best place to start is with herbs. My first big tip I could give you is to grow what you love. The second tip would be to grow those things that are hard to come by in a grocery store or those things…

Chives

Chives are probably hands down the easiest thing to grow in your kitchen garden. They are also one of the first green leaves to pop up in spring lasting until frost in the fall. You can harvest from them over and over again too. They are prolific growers, if left to go to seed chives…