Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices of all sorts are often the last to be added to a garden. Change this now: the earlier you start, the tastier and healthier your meals!

Dill, from growing to harvest

Dill is delicious with its delicate aniseed-like flavor and it is perfect paired with sauces, marinades and fish.
Dill leaves with a ladybug in them.

Coriander, so fragrant!

Coriander is an annual perfectly suited to our climates. It is a very fragrant spice herb.
Coriander growing in a bare patch of clay soil.

Weeds that are full of benefits

Seems their reputation could use an upgrade! “Weeds” are most often plants that have a great many appealing benefits you can actually savor around the dinner table!
Weeds with health benefits include dandelion

Fennel, from seed to harvest

Fennel is a plant for which the roots are the part we eat and its nutritious and culinary value is exceptional. It is a very good summer vegetable.
Fennel growing in a vegetable patch.

Marshmallow, a cute medicinal flower

Medicinal marshmallow, or Althaea officinalis, is both grown as a medicinal herb for its therapeutic properties and as an ornamental plant since its flowers are so cute.
Guimauve althaea officinalis

Mertensia maritima, the oyster plant

Mertensia maritima, also called oyster plant or oysterleaf, is a surprising plant that tastes quite uncanny for a member of the plant kingdom.
Mertensia maritima plant crawling along a pebble shore, blooming.

Marjoram, garden oregano

Marjoram is a delicate strong-tasting herb, very fragrant and easy to grow. It is perfect to flavor meals.
Marjoram flowers with a bee

Root parsley, the double-decker parsley

Root parsley isn’t as famous as regular parsley. However, for a gardener, it’s much more interesting! Root parsley key facts : Botanical name – Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum Common name – root parsley, Hamburg parsley Family – Apiaceae Type – root vegetable, biennial herb (but grown as an annual) Height – 4 to 20 inches (10 to 50 cm) Planting distance – […]
Root parsley

Yarrow, an easy herb

Yarrow, also called “soldier’s woundwort“, is a nice perennial very much liked for its foliage and for its value as a herb and therapeutic relief agent.
Yarrow

Basil, very tasty leaves

Growing basil yourself is easy, and it is even a great idea for all who like to spice up their salads and summer meals!
basil

Scutellaria skullcaps to treat anxiety

Native to North America, blue skullcap or mad-dog skullcap is a herbaceous plant of the mint family that, if well exposed to sunlight, will grow very well in moist and rich soil – storing nutrients and compounds that share excellent health benefits.
Skullcap (scutellaria) health benefits

Hyssop, a flowery plant that does heaps for health

With hint of agastache in its appearance, hyssop is a garden favorite thanks to its fragrant blue flower panicles. And there’s much more! The benefits of this medicinal plant helps treat a number of ENT disorders, digestive problems, and anxiety.
Hyssop flower with butterfly

Garlic, how to grow it

Garlic is a perennial vegetable plant which is a must-have in the vegetable patch. It craves sun.
Cloves of garlic ready for planting

Sorrel, a unique taste

Sorrel is a delicious herb plant from which the leaves are eaten. Their acidic taste is quite distinctive.
Sorrel growing, care and harvest

Borage, the skin care plant

Medicinal borage is a lively vegetable patch plant with its blue flowers and fuzz-covered stems. This beautiful plant is also full of health benefits for the skin and to alleviate a variety of disorders.
Health benefits of borage
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