I love seeding. It's just amazing to me how a little seed pushes itself through the soil and reaches for the sun. Just add water! Read more about thyme seedlings in Texas.
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
In Texas, it has warmed up considerably, it's had plenty of rain and, best of all, the gardens are flourishing. See what's going on in Cynthia's Texas garden this month.
Our “Herb 911” series is back! With new herbs to cover, get ready to have your questions about dying herbs answered.
Our guest blogger from Texas, Cynthia Meredith, cleans out her herb beds to make way for thyme, chamomile, lovage and other herb plants.
Recently, I discovered Thymes, a very girly company that sells paraben-free body care and home fragrance products. It was love at first sight.
A new thyme variety at a local farmers' market inspired one blogger's interest in learning about this versatile herb.
Eggling makes growing herbs easy, even if you don’t have a green thumb.
Learn to grow stevia, a healthy, all-natural sweetener, at home.
Fire up the grill with these four delicious herbs. Also see some great grilling recipes.
Thyme is a very useful and decorative herb in the garden and in the kitchen.
Keep your mint alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
Keep your lavender thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Researchers have discovered that using a thyme tincture to treat acne may prove more effective than over-the-counter treatments.
Basil is the perfect herb to grow in Texas during the mid- to late-summer heat.
With fall rain comes weedy crops. Learn more about Texas rain and it what it's doing to Herb Companion reader, Cynthia Meredith's, garden.
The best herbs for fall, and the most commonly grown, are cilantro, dill, arugula and chervil, along with the edible flowers of calendula, violets and nasturtiums
Soapwort is growing well for Cynthia Meredith, our guest blogger from Texas.
See which herbs survive the best with little water during a Texas drought.
Guest blogger Cynthia Meredith has recently invested in a wide varieties of specialty basils, which include Holy basil, Mtule basil and much more. Check out her basil tips.
It is time, however, to start cleaning up garden beds and preparing for new plants in the garden. If, like me, you've allowed that pesky Coastal Bermuda to invade your beds, now is the time to dig it out. Learn more.
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore grows Campari tomatoes in her Utah garden.
One herb gardener decides to fill one of her garden beds with spinach, nasturtiums and minutina.
Learn more about Salvia coccinea, also known as hummingbird sage or autumn sage, due to its great show of fall flowers. It's a beautiful, ornamental herb that you'll treasure forever.
Learn more about growing vegetables and herbs with a hydroponic system with Worm’s Way.
Many of Cynthia's plants, such as bluebonnet and Kaffir lime, had a difficult battle during the winter. They are now blooming in her early spring garden.
This month, Scarlet Faith shares why growing a lemon tree from a saved seed of a bought lemon is a great winter project.
Try tasty herbal beverages recipes for strawberry-basil sparkling beverages and a thyme lemonade to make the most of your summer herb garden.
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Look no further! This adorable gift from the garden is inexpensive, easy to make and enriched with sentiment, courtesy of our good friends at Botanical Interests.
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
Ponca City, Oklahoma, gathering draws more than 20,000 visitors.
This herbal acne treatment became a favorite among this Herbalistas friends. Perfect size for travel!
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
Herbal wedding party favors are great for weddings or any parties you’re hosting.
We're still frosting in Kansas but the herbs have gone on sale, and I'm happy to report that even though times are tough I'm keeping our nurseries in business. Chocolate mint, pineapple sage and lemon thyme are just a few of the herbs I've added so far this spring.
One reader from California asked us about growing thyme. Check out our suggestions for how to get her thyme to flourish in containers and in walkways.
Free of aluminum and other nasty ingredients, this citrus-rich deodorant stick from Primal Pit Paste smells amazing, isn’t hard to apply and works well.
With all of the rain, the Lemon Verbena Lady has found the perfect time to prune the herbs in her herb garden.
These growing strategies will help any beginning herb garden. Discover which herbs are easiest to grow from seed, which are easily propagated from division, and which are easily grown from cuttings.
Fall is the best time to replant herbs if you're in an area with moderate winter temperatures. Our guest blogger in Texas shares which herbs she planted this fall, including her newest addition Moujean tea (Nashia inaguensis), a lovely, fragrant shrubby herb.
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
With festivals such as the Blanco Lavender Festival, the Texas lavender industry is a constantly growing industry. Learn how to find a lavender that grows best in your Texas home.
The beautiful weather in Texas allows guest blogger Cynthia Meredith to prepare for winter.
Well, much to my delight, we had rain this week! Two inches fell yesterday and it's raining lightly now as I write. I couldn't be more pleased. Read more.
One rookie gardener battles seasonal temperature fluctuations and too much rain in the quest to grow the perfect tomato—and realizes she isn’t alone.
It is still very hot here in my part of Texas. Day after day the temperature reaches 100 degrees or above with no rain. I was in town this morning and two people stopped me to ask how to keep their plants alive in this weather. Here is my advice.
Cynthia, our guest blogger from Texas, winterizes her herb garden in preparation for the first winter snow.
Wet and windy conditions haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia out of her herb garden. See how her plants are thriving despite the spring Texas weather.
Try these Texan tips for planting herbs in the fall.
Grow chervil with tarragon, chives and parsley for fresh fines herbes this gardening season.
Keep your sage alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
It's October and purslane is growing abundantly in Texas gardens. Learn more about this herb and discover a Cucumber-Purslane Yogurt Salad.
Keep your rosemary thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Pruning your mints, lemon balm and oregano will help them grow back more lush than ever.
These plants are less stressed and have begun to bloom now that the weather has finally cooled down.
Winter has certainly set in Texas. Learn more abouth how our Texas guest blogger is preparing her garden for the winter by perusing seed catalogs.
Keep your basil thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Tomato-growing enthusiasts can now grow tomatoes in any climate - indoors, with all of the taste of home garden summertime tomatoes.
Growing lettuce and other salad greens is easy when you plant in salad boxes.
Summertime in Texas means heat, humidity, and a thriving herb garden. The time is right to harvest basil and parsley.
After a drought wreaked havoc on her garden, a little rain perks this gardener and her plants right up.
The office hydroponics system has taken off and is producing food quite rapidly, prompting an investigation into the pros and cons of hydroponic vegetable growing versus conventional gardening.
In the first of this series, we test out a hydroponics growing kit by planting lettuce and herbs indoors under the lights of a Worm's Way hydroponics system.
Jessica talks about growing herbs on her townhouse balcony. With rising food prices, growing your own is a great way to save.
Don't let shyness rule your child's life--try these tips to overcome shyness and let yourself be happier.
The unexpected, freezing temperatures in southern Texas haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia down. Here are some of her cold weather, garden care tips.
Although the weather is still chilly, early spring planting has already begun in Texas.
My herbie radar goes into overdrive during this time of year and I’m on the prowl for celebrations of all things herbal. How fortunate to know about the Herb Fest in Beaumont, Texas—my old stompin’ grounds.
After coming down with a cold, this Herb Companion editor kicks her sinus congestion to the curb with an herbal steam, an effective natural remedy for runny noses.
The Herbalista's container garden is planted and almost ready for harvesting. Check out her five favorite herbs to grow in an herb container garden.
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her love for beets and explains how to can and pickle beets so they can be enjoyed year-round.
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.
Lemon Verbena Lady continues her exploration of Shakespeare and the herbal flowers and herbs from his plays for a reader of The Herb Channeler. Also she updates some additional seed catalogs.
Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.
In the second in a series on chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses why and how to prevent dangerous pesticides and herbicides from entering our bodies and homes.
As the paper garden catalog is slowly sinking in the west, the Lemon Verbena Lady is searching out herb seed catalogs and websites offering the best seed catalogs and herb seeds of every kind. This is the first installment of several catalog and website postings.