Discovering the Purslane Plant, Part 3

In this third part of our guest blogger's purslane plant profile, she shares three delicious purslane-infused recipes, including a purslane pesto, a wild-greens salad and a summer soup.

Fireweed Plant: Surprisingly, it's Not Hot

The fireweed plant is a showy herb native to the northern hemisphere. Use it to make a deliciously sweet Fireweed Jelly or a tea useful in treating constipation.

Discovering the Purslane Plant, Part 2

Uncover even more information about the vitamin-rich weed purslane, including useful recommendations from renowned herbalists all over the world.

Foeniculum Vulgare: Try Your Hand at Fennel

Fennel is the perfect herb for the gourmet cook who loves to grow special ingredients. It requires some attention to blanching, mounding soil around the growing basal bulb to keep it white and tender, but is well worth the extra effort.

Borago Officinalis Adds Blue to Your Garden

The borage plant (Borago officinalis) is a tall herb with hairy foliage, blue starshaped flowers and many useful properties. Whether you use it for healthy, tasty greens, a medicinal herb or a companion plant for your strawberries and tomatoes, you’ll be happy you planted borage.

Guinea Hen Weed: The New Way to Fight Against Cancer?

Everybody’s looking for the cure to cancer. When will it be found and where will it come from? A new herb has recently emerged as a possible new treatment for cancer. If you’ve never heard of guinea hen weed, read this now.

Angelica Sinensis: The Science Behind Dong Quai

Do you understand how herbs work? We profile dong quai (Angelica sinensis), a medicinal Chinese herb with high vitamin and mineral content along with many beneficial phytochemicals.

Growing Luffa Cylindrica: It's More Than Just a Sponge

Until this year our newest guest blogger thought loofahs were a sea sponge. Wrong! While visiting California she came across The Luffa Farm in Nipomo, California. Discover what's so great about growing a luffa gourd!

FAQ: Growing Chinese Lantern Plants (Physalis alkekengi)

The Chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi), also known as the winter cherry, enjoys a library of culinary and medicinal benefits. Here are the answers to some of the questions you have asked about growing this incredible species.