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10 Herbs you may not be using yet

This is an interesting article written by Alys Fowler for The Guardian, USA. I have taken out the references to overseas suppliers of plant…

Started by Dianne Caswell

8 Mar 17
Reply by Christa

Chillies, Capsicums and Tomatoes and a Recipe for Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Fetta

It is now a great time to plant most Chillies, Capsicums and Tomatoes. As these are the mainstay of a lot of our recipes, used in many of o…

Started by Dianne Caswell

3 Jan 19
Reply by Dianne Caswell

Seasons in which to plant our Herbs and more

Whether you grow your herbs in Pots or In the Ground, I hope you find this little list helpful to you. I grow most of my Herbs in a Semi Sh…

Started by Dianne Caswell

3 Mar 26, 2019
Reply by Christa

Spice is nice: cinnamon and turmeric with cocoa and oats.

I'm no chocolate aficionado, but this time of year, late at night, I loves me cocoa.I use 100% cocoa which has a gorgeous warm red mahogany…

Started by Dave Riley

12 Apr 10, 2017
Reply by Dave Riley

Lemon Verbena, Mexican Marigold and Basil - Mosquito Spray

Lemon Verbena, Mexican Marigold and Basil - Mosquito Spray 4 Cups Fresh Basil Sprigs 4 Cups Fresh Mexican Marigolds Tagetes minuta 4 Cup…

Started by Dianne Caswell

2 Nov 12, 2016
Reply by Rob Collings

HERB ROBERT (The Oxygen Herb)

HERB ROBERT (The Oxygen Herb) Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) I have Herb Robert growing madly in my garden at the moment, I am adding…

Started by Dianne Caswell

5 Aug 30, 2016
Reply by Lissa

Sambung 'life extender' 'Leaves of the Gods'

Sambung is a Perennial Herb of the Asteraceae Family, growing from 30cms to 100cm Sambung needs staking as the leaves weigh the plant down…

Started by Dianne Caswell

8 Aug 3, 2016
Reply by Phil

CRANBERRY HIBISCUS - Health Benefits

CRANBERRY HIBISCUS Hibiscus acetosella Cranberry Hibiscus is thought to have been first found growing around African villages in the south…

Started by Dianne Caswell

2 May 15, 2016
Reply by Dianne Caswell

Infused Oils

Making infused oils is a process of transferring flavour and scent into a carrier oil.  It can be used to add flavour to cooking oils. As w…

Started by Dianne Caswell

10 May 15, 2016
Reply by Dianne Caswell

Drying Herbs

Seeing Dianne's discussion about Basil infused oil reminded me about Oregano. Or indeed any other herb you grow and want to dry. I gave the…

Started by Elaine de Saxe

1 May 14, 2016
Reply by Dianne Caswell

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