All About Lemon Balm

Getting my little Lemon Balm plant in the mail from Jung's nursery a few days ago has spurred me to do some research & figure out just what this yummy smelling plant is and what it can do for you. Turns out, Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) seems to be a jack of all trades. Mother [...]

Tips for Gardening with Babies & Toddlers

Growing your own fruits, veggies, and herbs definitely becomes more & more important as your family grows. Fresh food, let alone organic fresh food, is expensive so growing your own is great for your bank account AND your health! The only problem is that as your family grows & it becomes more important, it also [...]

Your Herbal Home Base

Your Herbal Home Base

One thing that has always bothered me about blogs is the lack of topical organization that is produced by displaying blog posts sequentially. I love trying to wrap my mind around something one subject at a time and I love outlines. Thus, I've created this post to be a topical outline of sorts about the different [...]

7 Reasons to Start Seeds in November

Why am I bothering to germinate herb seeds in November? Planting more herbs while still wrapping up my vegetable garden and finishing up my weeding for the season doesn't seem to make too much sense, but I am eager to experiment and see if I will eventually be able to provide my family with fresh [...]

All About Ginger: Benefits, Doses, Growing Tips, and Recipes

All About Ginger: Benefits, Doses, Growing Tips, and Recipes

What is ginger? Ginger is a rhizome, commonly just called a root, that has been grown for thousands of years in China and India. Prescription for Herbal Healing calls it the most widely available and widely used herbal remedy on the planet. There are many different species of ginger, but Z. officinale is the common [...]

Catnip; Health Benefits & Growing Tips

Catnip, specifically Nepeta Cataria, (There are over 250 varieties) is an aromatic perennial herb in the mint family. It is generally used by humans as a carminative (helps to expel gas) and as a gastric stimulant. It is "calming, relaxing, pain relieving, and gentle." (Herbs for Children's Health/HCH) "Catnip is best known for its curious [...]

Growing & Enjoying the Benefits of Lavender for Beginners

Lavender. Who doesn't love a row of perfectly curved bushes surrounded by that glorious purple haze of flowers and the even more incredible aroma? I love the look of lavender and I love the scent. While I did appreciate the glories of lavender, I really didn't know how to use it. Looking on Pinterest, I've [...]