Herb Garden :Organic Medicine and Food

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Basil * Bee balm, (Bergamot) * Salad Burnet * Butterfly Weed (Pleurisy Root) * Calendula * Catnip * Cayenne Pepper * Chrysanthemum * Comfrey * Coriander Seed, Cilantro * Dill * Echinacea (Coneflower) * Fennel * Garlic * Horseradish * Hyssop * Lavender * Lemon Balm * Oregano * Parsley * Pennyroyal * Rose * Rosemary * Rue * Sage * Savory * Spearmint * Sweet marjoram * Sweet Woodruff * Tarragon * Thyme * Verbena, Lemon * Yarrow * Wormwood

The home herb and vegetable garden has always been has a place of creative joy, family bonding, connecting to nature, and source of healthy, organic life giving foods.

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Bulk Herbs
Bitters & Syrups
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Herbal Extracts
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Herbal Health

In today's cash strapped economy, the garden takes on even more importance as many families are finding it difficult to afford healthy food. There are many books, websites and other sources that specialize in information for gardeners, so we are not going to try to duplicate them here. We do have a few recipes that have proven useful in our own garden, Homemade insecticide spray, weed killers, and herbs that boost mineral content of potted plants and garden soil.

One of the most common questions we get is: What are the best herbs for growing in the garden? For the most part herbs and wildflowers, many of which have medicinal properties, are very easy to grow and very forgiving of the missteps beginning gardeners often make. They are also some of the most useful plants to have on hand, whether in the kitchen or the medicine cabinet. The costs of starting a small garden is minimal, the value of freshly picked, home grown medicinal and culinary herbs is priceless.

You may debate which herbs and plants should be on any given "Best Of List" for the home garden, herbalists tend to prefer plants that grow best in their own regions (as well they should). The herbs listed above are the ones we have had success with at our North Carolina home. You can find more detailed growing information in the individual herb profiles.


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