I planted a dill plant and it is going well although it has gone to seed. The seed head is very attractive. I am not sure how to use it and whether I should have cut off the seed head. Does anyone have a favourite recipe for dill?
Does anyone grow and use it? It isn't the REAL Balm of Gilead, that's a resin from a tree, but this is a smallish mint like plant with a divine spicy resinous smell. It's growing well, but I don't know how to use it- any ideas?
Hi, I'm new to Ooooby and am interested in swapping herbs and learning more about how to use them. I live near Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty and currently have Angelica (shiny leaf and seeds of Giant Purple), Bergamot, Hyssop (one precious seedling t
HI all, I was given a root cutting of hops in autumn and looks like it is going to grow, I have it in a pot at the moment. anyone have experience growing and using this plant and have any advise as to a suitable location to plant it out in...TIA
Favourite recipes for helping beat colds and flu? Best teas (fresh herbs)? Have a particularly nasty cough trying to get rid of at the moment. Made an olive leaf tea tonight. Not sure how many olive leaves to use though - Alys Fowlers book says 4-5 l
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I am looking for a good quality garlic for medicinal preparations. Anybody knows where to buy it for less than $20-$25 per kg? Garlic could be mashed( using food processor) with lemon and honey and be kept in glass jars in the fridge for very long ti
This yr and last yr my rocket after getting off to a great start has developed a strange white spotted fungus. Today I pulled it all up and picked off good leaves but must have thrown away 80% of crop.
Can anyone tell me what this is and what is the
Spring is a great time for growing herbs. Every thing is lush and growth is fast.
Get your Basil sown now if you haven't already. If you want nice big plants for pesto it helps to start early.
Healthy herb plants aren't usually too susceptible to pes
I've sown some Echinacea pupurea but there's no sign of germination.
I've just done some google research and it looks like it needs a period of cold before it will germinate so maybe I would have been better sowing it outside rather than in my glassh
I'm wondering if there is anyone in my area (Kaiwaka to Whangarei - the nearer Waipu the better!) that might have a bay tree and would be willing to give me some cuttings or a seedling? I want to start growing bay leaves; as another member has po