Herbs

There is nothing more joyful as an herb grower than having your favorite herbs at arms reach even during the cold months of winter. Well, do not fret. There are herbs that can actually thrive and grow even during the coldest months of the year. Here are 5 of them.

5 Herbs That Could Thrive Throughout the Winter

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1. Chives

Chives can compliment any dish you can think of. From breakfast to supper, the mild onion flavor of chive can make ones cuisine stands out. Chives are also great winter herbs because it can withstand the cold temperature even during the winter months. Plant your chives in a pot using an all-purpose potting soil. Place your pot near your window where it can have access to sunlight. Water your chives twice a week and once your chives are about 6 inches tall, you can now harvest them by cutting the leaves.

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Growing herbs in the garden is fun! But growing and harvesting your herbs is just half of the job. Knowing how to preserve these harvested herbs for longer shelf life will be the key in getting you the most of your herbs from your herb garden.

Here are 5 Great Tips for Preserving Your Summer Herbs:

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1. Drying

The most widely used method of preserving herbs. Lavender, rosemary, and oregano are best preserved by using this method. After harvesting your herbs, just cut off the long stems and hang them to dry. You can also make use of food dehydrator if it is available for much faster result.

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Growing celery is simple. All you need is a rich soil to plant your celery seeds, plenty of water, and the right protection from common garden pests and diseases, as well as protection from hot temperature. Celeries can be grown as a winter, summer, or fall crop depending on the area that you live. For example, in the North, celeries are considered to be a summer crop. While in the South, it is considered to be a winter crop.

Here are 5 Tips on Growing Celeries for Your Garden

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1. Planting

Before planting your celery seeds, it is advisable to soak the seeds in warm water overnight. By doing this, it will reduce the germination time of the seeds. Also, start your seeds indoors and do these 8 weeks before the last frost date in your area. Use soil that is rich in organic matter and only use organic fertilizers. When your celery seedlings are about 4 inches high, transplant them in your garden. Plant your seedlings to about half an inch into the soil spaced a foot apart from each other.  After transplanting, water your seedlings and put mulch.

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Parsley is a biennial plant that is easy to grow in mild climates as well as in annual cold weather. It is most commonly used as a garnish and it is also rich in vitamins A and C. Parsley is also best when added to salads, soups and sauces. Using parsley in the kitchen will also lessen the usage of salt in soups as well as in other dishes.

Tips in Growing Parsley

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1. Choose Your Parsley

There are two types of parsley, the curly leaf and the flat leaf or Italian parsley. Choose what type of parsley variety you want to grow. You can grow them from seed or by potted version.

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Do you want to have fresh herbs all year long? If yes, then go collect all those old and empty containers that you want to throw in your dumpsters and we will convert all these trash into the best low-budget herb containers that you can use in planting your favorite herbs.

Here are 8 Low-Budget Ideas for Your Herb Containers

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1. Old Teacups

Just put some good potting soil in your teacup then plant your herbs. Simple yet 100% guaranteed.

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