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This article explains why we should always buy honey from a beekeeper, not the grocery store. Support your local beekeepers!!
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USDA: Food-A-Pedia: Look up a food to get quick access to nutrition info for over 8,000 foods
Very cool FREE database to learn about the nutrition content of what you eat... or plan to eat.
The latest newsletter from The Herb Cottage is now available. Enjoy!
As most people in our industry are probably well aware by now, there has been a large and, at times, vocal concern raised over the use of neonicotinoids in the greenhouse industry and within all areas of agriculture.
What this article says to me is more research needs to be done... and in the meantime, these pesticides should be put on hold.
Read the article and decide for yourself.
MULBERRY | Excitement about fruits and vegetables is growing at Purcell Elemen-tary.
This is a great way to grow plants for people,who have no access to soil or garden areas. It's compact, uses very little water and can even be used indoors.
The the Herb Cottage is now marketing these innovative gardens. For more information, please go to: https://cmeredith.towergarden.com
I've just posted my February newsletter: Rose Hips- What Do I Do With Them?
More than just a hobby, a daily dose of digging can extend your life
Spring is on the way! A perfect time to start getting out in the garden. Digging, weeding, feeling the sunshine, breathing the open air... all good ways to improve health, strength and vitality. What better way to ramp up your body after a cold, sedentary, indoor winter?
Good We all make food storage mistakes from time to time. Here are 11 food storage mistakes to nix so you can cut down on food waste and go easy on your budget.
Good information about smart food storage!
Dill is an herb that could help in the fight against many illness and health complaints. Here are seven reasons why dill tops the “healthy foods” list.
My dill survived the recent cold temps in the garden. It's still looking nice and green and fresh. Here in my area of Texas it's a cool season annual.
Good information! In the past, I have grown dill mainly to feed the black swallowtail caterpillars, but I also use it in dishes. To do both use it for the kitchen and feed the caterpillars of black swallowtails, grow some just for them!
I started raising the butterflies after I discovered they descimated my parsley, dill and cilantro. That way I can put the caterpillars in a protected environment and still have enough of the plants to use for cooking.
COLLEGE STATION — If ever there was a peachy idea for a New Year’s resolution, this is it: plant one of the new varieties of peach or nectarine trees developed specifically for Texas.
Might have to try this one!
Time to learn more about these...
a fabulous website full of gardening information for all Gardeners. Rich pictures and good info.
HereComplete Seed Source Guide table below has an alphabetical listing of many sources of Seeds, Transplants, and Bulbs for Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Grains,
Here's a list of resources for mail order seeds, bulbs, etc. I see The Herb Cottage is NOT on the list. Here's a link to the seeds offered by The Herb Cottage: http://theherbcottage.com/seeds1.html
AND, you can always find beautiful, hardy herb plants and vegetable seedlings wherever I am at Market or at The Herb Cottage. For a complete schedule, check my page: http://theherbcottage.com/schedule1.html
New tropical varieties are great options for containers and combination planters, and boast bold-colored foliage sure to draw attention to patios and landscapes.
Don't we love Tropicals for the bold, colorful look they give our gardens and containers? Take a look at these new introductions for 2014.
very good slide show my favorite is Echeveria 'Red Ruffles'
Many of uIt’s easy to reach for flowers and blooms when thinking combos, but today’s cacophony of color, texture and form in the ornamental grass world makes them ripe for the picking.
Many of us have realized this for some time. Think Lemon Grass for container combos, too!
The process known as vermicomposting is a perfect way to compost kitchen scraps indoors. A worm bin is easy to make and easy to care for. Learn more.
Here's a clear explanation on doing an indoor worm compost bin. Great for your houseplants, container herb and veggie pots and garden beds!!
The stunning winning pictures of this year's International Garden Photographer of the Year competition
Drought-tolerant landscaping will be in the spotlight at home expo.
Beautiful yard! We need to learn more about this here in Texas, for sure.
Many fruit growers are going to pots, and small wonder. Containers are great for tight spaces, easy to manage, convenient for harvesting, and provide better soil than is found in most gardens.