Grow your own food and herbs with the best natural and organic gardening tips.

Fresh Clips: The Difference Between Herbs and Spices

By Sarah McCabe

While herbs and spices can both have medicinal properties, there are some key differences between them.

Herb Gardening for Beginners

By Sal Gilbertie and Larry Sheehan

Before you start to build your first herb garden, let’s analyze the general conditions that determine how individual herbs grow. Each herb’s life cycle, climate requirements, growth pattern, and means of propagation dictate what you can and can’t do for it in the garden.

List of Likes: Contain Your Garden

By The Herb Companion staff

Build your best container garden with some of our favorite pots, garden décor items and tools.  

Green Patch: Grow Arugula for Gourmet Salads

By Tina Marie Wilcox

Enjoy gourmet salads by growing your own peppery, delicious rocket, also known as arugula, in your garden.


Garden Spaces: Grow These Plants in your Garlic Garden

By Kris Wetherbee

Plant a plot full of kissin’ cousins from the garlic family.  

Garden Spaces: Grow a Garlic Garden

By Kathleen Halloran

Garlic Garden: All these plants are easy to grow, they don’t take much garden space, and their strappy leaves provide a textural contrast when tucked into any herb or flower bed. But the beauty of growing them all together is the ease of harvest.

Cold Frame for Herbs: Make Milk Jug Seed Starters

By Barbara Pleasant

For budget-friendly gardening, use this method to start seeds in late winter without indoor lights or a cold frame.

Make a Cold Frame for Herbs

By Barbara Pleasant

Appearing in guises from fancy to very plain, cold frames help you grow more herbs and extend your season.