Herbal 101: Borage

Borage (Borago officinalis) Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade Cultivate: Sow seeds directly in the ground after the last chance of frost has passed or start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Do not allow the plants to become root-bound. Stagger planting for continued bloom! Harvest and Uses: Borage is used multiple ways, which will influence your…

Herbal 101: Rosemary

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Sun: Full Sun Cultivate: Rosemary has an extremely low germination rate from seeds, so it is most often propagated through cuttings. Cuttings can be encouraged to root with rooting hormone and should be kept in a shaded area until they are well rooted. Rosemary is an evergreen shrub from the mediterranean, as such, it enjoys…

Herbal 101 — Dill

Dill (Anethum graveolens) Sun: Full Sun Cultivate: Sow seeds directly into the ground after the chance of the last frost has passed and soil temperatures hover around 60°. Young plants are difficult to transplant, so just sow outside. Dill prefers rich, loose soil. Harvest: Both the seeds and leaves from the Dill plant are used. Collect leaves as you…

Herbal 101— Basil

Hey Everyone! I figured I would create a new section on our site, an herbal encyclopedia. I wanted to do chickens, but at this point, I’m not sure if we’ll even be able to have them, so I’m going to gather info on things I know we will have! Herbs! These will be general guides…