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

In Basket: July 2011

By The Herb Companion

Our readers are always writing to us and asking us questions about herbs. Read some of our favorite letters regarding the July 2011 issue.

Apartment Gardening with Herbs

By Amy Pennington

For the apartment garden, herbs are the quintessential low-maintenance, high-reward plants to grow.

Round Robin: Pulmonarias

By Elisabeth Sheldon

In the middle of winter, one gardener dreams of her spring garden plans.

Round Robin: Gifts of Herbs

By Andy Van Hevelingen

For many gardeners, new herbs are the gift of choice for both giving and receiving.


The Benefits of a Vertical Garden

By Derek Fell

Tired of gardening in long, horizontal beds? Vertical gardening offers many advantages over horizontal growing.

9 Fundamentals of Foraging for Food

By Connie Green and Sarah Scott

The best way to learn about foraging for food is to experience it for yourself. These aren't the Ten Commandments, but they are some well-learned guidelines for safety and mindfulness in the wild.

List of Likes: Herb Garden Treasures

By The Herb Companion staff

Get your garden in shape with these six handy tools and adornments.

Down To Earth: Planting a Moonlight Garden

By Jim Long

Watch your garden transform at night with pink and white flowers and light-reflecting walkways.