How to Grow and Make Your Own Herbal Incense

I love growing herbs, but sometimes I have way more than what I know what to do with. Are you in the same boat? Need a few new ideas on what to do with them? Herbal incense adds pleasant fragrances to your home and helps use up all those herbs taking over your garden.Herbal incense also makes a nice gift or party favor. We’ve all experienced that emotional lift when walking among our herbs and flowers. Burning them in small batches indoors can have the same effect.Herbal incense has been around for thousands of years. It has been used in…

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How to Make Herbal Salts Using Plants Growing in Your Garden

Preserving herbs in salt is a tried-and-true method of preserving fresh herbs and making delicious seasoning. It’s a fast and easy project and when you’re done, you have a terrific kitchen staple. Herb salts have a long shelf life so that you can enjoy your freshly grown herbs all winter long.Herbal salts liven up any recipe. How boring is it when the recipe states “add salt and pepper to taste”? Instead, you can add a custom seasoning mix that brings out the flavors in your cooking.Best Herbs For Herb SaltObviously, the best herbs are the ones growing in your own…

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7 Tips for Harvesting Your Best Leek Crop Ever

The leek, var. , is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family, and a close relative of the onion.Sometimes called a long onion, its leaves form a densely packed cylinder at the base, and fan out at the top. The tender cylinder has a succulent, oniony flavor.In our guide to growing leeks, we discussed cultivation. In this article, we offer 7 tips for an excellent harvest.How exactly can you determine when your leeks are ready to pull from the ground, and how should you go about this? Read on to learn more.Top Tips for Harvesting LeeksThere are opportunities for improving your…

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