Entries Tagged as 'Herbs'

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Herbs and Edible Plants in TheGardenLady’s Garden

Dill by eye of einstein TheGardenLady walks around checking her garden daily to see what is coming up. Though mostly this is a flower garden, I do have herbs and a few edible plants growing among the flowers and I want to see if there are spots where more vegetables can be squeezed in. Coming [...]

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Herb Information: Check Out Jekka’s Herb Cookbook

Besides gardening, reading is one of my passions. My reading preference is non-fiction which includes cookbook reading. Reading cookbooks is my relaxation reading; I often do it while watching TV. Even though I rarely cook these days, I still enjoy reading recipes. I have a huge bookcase filled with cookbooks. I also have saved all [...]

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Grow Lights for Growing Food in the Dorm

Indoor Gardening with LED Grow Lights by Rachael & Zane Ross TheGardenLady received this question from Kayleigh. I really want to grow food in my dorm room. It doesn’t have a particularly large amount of sunlight. Is there a type of lamp I could buy? I want to plant some sort of easy-to-grow vegetable and/or [...]

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Growing Herbs in the Dormitory

Indoor Herb Garden- Day 1 by Talkingsun TheGardenLady received this question from Alexandra. I saw your article about growing plants in a dormitory room that you did quite a long time ago (2006!) and I was wondering if you would be okay with answering a kind of similar question. My roommate and I want to [...]

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Fenugreek: Seeds of Increase

TheGardenLady has invited people with horticultural interests and expertise to contribute posts to this blog.  The following post  was submitted by Christy Baker, a certified Family Herbalist and Consulting Herbalist.   Christy is currently pursuing a certificate in Horticulture Therapy and a second Master’s in Landscape Architecture. Fenugreek, triganella foenum-graecum, is also known as “Greek Hay” for its long time uses [...]

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

To Eliminate Bad Insects You Must Attract Good Insects

TheGardenLady just attended an entomology lecture the other day. Insects are interesting and one has to learn how to deal with them both with indoor and outdoor plants. The safest way to get rid of the bad insect pests is to encourage good insects to your place. These beneficial insects do an amazing job keeping [...]

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Growing Mints and Herbs in your Dorm

TheGardenLady received this question from Jessica. I was wondering what you thought about Yerba buena. I discovered this plant today and love the lemony minty smell to it. I wanted to know if it’s a dorm friendly plant. I’ll be living in Mills College in Oakland, CA. I was thinking of buying a small bamboo [...]

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Creating a Roof Garden in NYC

TheGardenLady received this question from Michelle. I live in NYC, and would love to plant flowers and herbs outside my apt. Outside our kitchen window is a blacktop roof. I’ve tried to grow basil and parsley, but they never stay moist enough–sun is too strong. But, I would like to build something bigger to include [...]

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Controlling Fungus Gnats

TheGardenLady received this question from Devon. Do you have any tips on controlling fungus gnats.  I have some in a herb planter, so i don’t want to use chemicals because I’d still like to be able to consume the herbs. Fungus gnats look like tiny mosquitos that are about 1/8 inch in length. They lay [...]

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Peppermint: The Invasive Herb

TheGardenLady received this question from Dan. I have question about dead transplant. While transplanting some baby peppermint plants one of them got their tops broken off. I was wondering if the plant is technically dead or will it sprout new leaves around the base of the stem/root? The roots and stem is still strong 1 [...]