The Herb Garden
|You don't have to be a "green-thumber" to have a lush and fragrant herb garden. Even if all you have room for is a few containers on a patio, you'll be amply rewarded. Herbs are relatively pest-free. They aren't bothered by disease. Once established, many are drought tolerant, and (a big plus in many areas) they are not relished by foraging deer, rabbits and rodents.
With very little effort you can grow herbs for use in the kitchen, aromatherapy, cosmetics and bath preparations. You can make your own insect repellents, dog shampoos, candle scents, decorative papers and flavored vinegars or oils. Try new recipes! You can use herbs to calm an irritated stomach, a fussy baby, induce sleep or give yourself a boost of energy at the end of a hectic day.
Fresh snipped basil from your own garden is not only more flavorful than store-bought, it's much cheaper! If your family loves Pesto, you'll save some money and you'll know that it was raised organically.
In future issues we'll explore the requirements and benefits of individual herbs. We'll have some recipe ideas, both for edible herbs and those used for other purposes. Many people are finding that herbal formulas are safer and are extremely effective in treating the ailments they used to run to their medicine cabinet for.
Join us on this excursion into the fragrant world of herbs. You'll be delighted you did!
To your health!
Some Herbal Tips to Get You Started
Two cups of peppermint tea taken at the time of a herpes breakout will inhibit it from spreading.
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