A Herbal Affair ~ The Top 3 Tips For Herb Gardening Success


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  1. Like your grandfather, mine also gardened when I was young. He used to wake up very early in the morning and spent the day there, doing tasks around the garden(he was long retired by then). I just thought he was nuts, working hard like that, but I loved the produce – the tomatoes, fresh carrots you could just dig up and eat, oranges, naartjies, peaches, apricots, figs etc. Then I grew older and I started to appreciate the amount of work he put into his garden.
    I’m now caretaker of the gardens he first started. They have changed over the years, but I still learn a thing or two remembering how he did things (for example, he harvested rainwater before it was an eco-friendly thing to do). I wish he was here sometimes, so i could ask him questions, but then, if he was, I don’t know he could make it into the garden, as he would be 124:-)
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  2. I grew up on a small farm, so growing our own vegetables was a given each year. We had chores of weeding and watering, along with milking goats and feeding the chickens. The best part was the fresh vegetables on our table each day.
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  3. natalie says:

    I had good luck with a stand up garden last year here in Colorado. Everything but Cilantro did well. My son gave me a redwood planter 6 feet by 2 1/2 feet. I love it as I can do everything without kneeling. It is about three feet tall. I planted herbs and tomatoes and no deer or rabbits bothered it as they have done in my garden in past years.

    • Admin says:

      Oh that does sound nice! I will be making something similar to that this year, I believe its called a tower garden, Look for it in May!

  4. Wendy says:

    I need to come back here! I always plant SOME herbs, but I’m not good at harvesting and using. What’s wrong with me??? I love parsley, but I’m grossed out by those big green caterpillars that I swear have teeth.
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  5. my memories are always of my dad planting veg in even the smallest of gardens, myself, I took cuttings of a rose bush that a gardener was throwing away, I was about 12 at the time, and stuck them down in front of our living room window, they bloomed for me, beautiful pink and white roses for many years. I’ve long since left that particular house, so I don’t know if they are still blooming.

  6. Reshma says:

    Loved your theme Jan, it could not have come at a better time. Spring has arrived in Portland , Oregon. I’m planning to start my garden from scratch, nothing fancy just a few potted plants in my patio. Looking forward to gardening tips 🙂
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  7. Aditi says:

    Hola…Firstly, I love your theme! And gardening – well I live in a flat having a small balcony but still successfully managed to grow coriander and holy basil (very common in India). Great tips!
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  8. marillyn says:

    Those big green caterpillars are horn worms. Aren’t they so gross!!!! They say don’t kill the ones with the parasites all over them……..eeeeyoooo!

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