Archives for December 2010
Before you start planning, there are certain pieces of information to keep in mind: your
- Determine how large your garden will be. While it is tempting to plan big, don't go so large that you overwhelm yourself, unless gardening will be your full-time career this
Will you be cooking with these herbs?
If the answer is yes, then you need to review your typical menus to determine which herbs you use most frequently. Do you tend to cook Italian foods? Basil and oregano are excellent options. Do you want an herb that looks good on the plate? You can't go wrong with parsley. It has been a garnish
- The herbs will give your house a wonderful aroma.
- Herbs will add a little color during the duldrums of winter.
- They also will provide ingredients for your meals.
- Herbs are fairly low maintenance. Using the herbs in your cooking should be all of the trimming you need to do.
When you are ready to begin adding herbs to your home, you should choose your plants based on what you will use the most in your cooking. For
Although they are not the most aesthetically pleasing aspect of a yard, compost piles are much more than outdoor garbage disposals. Not only do they reduce waste by recycling yard and kitchen scraps, compost piles also act as excellent sources of nutrients for growing healthy plants. They are relatively easy to maintain, and a compost pile’s benefits make it worthwhile. So, how do you build an effective compost pile to keep your garden healthy without spending a ton of money?
The positioning of the compost pile is the first step to creating a successful pile.