The genus Mentha has more than 25 species sitting under it and an unknown number of cultivars within each species. Peppermint is the most common species and has the strongest ‘mint’ flavor. Spearmint is the next most popular and will have a much more gentle flavor.
When we grow herbs often we can struggle to get large enough harvests, with rosemary you will quickly find that you are growing way more than you can use. So here are some outside of the box ideas and recipes for making the most of your homegrown herb!
It can be hard to know what the best alternatives are to certain plants in our gardens and kitchens. Some plants and herbs seem irreplaceable, however let’s look at substitutes for lavender in your home.
To sell herbs for a profit we can look at three main categories. Selling fresh herbs as plants for keen kitchen gardener’s. Selling dried herbs and flowers for those wishing to use in culinary and spa type projects. Then we can also look at selling our own products and homemade treatments.
Aloe Vera is a low maintenance, large garden plant in USDA zones 8-11 and a wonderful houseplant in other regions. When applied to the skin the sap can reduce inflammation around all types of burns, especially effective on UV. It also has collagen supporting properties and can help to reduce acne scarring.
Used historically as a treatment for a wide range of ailments, mullein has fallen out of favor in recent years. Being looked upon instead as more of an invasive weed. … Continue Reading Mullein A Herbalists Guide To Sow, Grow & Harvest Verbascum