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I Lost My Prized Oregano Plants to Nasty Pests So Now I Protect Them with These 6 Methods

Introducing Oregano, the Pests that Hurt Them and How to Protect Them From Pest-Ridden Harm Where would we be without oregano? Pizza sauce would be bland, stews would be colorless, gardens would be down a solider, and folks would be desperate for a natural cough and cold remedy. There are so many reasons to plant …

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5 Different Types of Fertilizer for Growing Bigger, Better Basil

Supercharge your basil efforts with this age-old gardening hack which is adding fertilizer. Here are the five best fertilizers for basil. 1. Nitrogen-rich fertilizers Basil is a heavy feeder and requires a steady supply of nitrogen to support its rapid growth. The solution is to use fertilizers that are high in nitrogen, such as ammonium …

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The Reasons Your Oregano Plant is Dying

Dying Oregano Oregano is one of the awesome, essential, resilient, prolific, delicious, fragrant, and irreplaceable herbs that everyone should have either in their garden or dried in their pantry. It is known as being super tough and easy to grow, but sometimes, no matter our greatest efforts, things can go awry. If you’re a gardener …

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How Should You Cut Oregano from the Plant (Without Ruining It)?

With a warm, rich fragrance that imparts delicious Italian flavor to your recipes, oregano is an herb that is a staple of many home cooks. If you have started growing your own herbs, you may have a few pots containing several small oregano plants. If you have carefully tended them for a few weeks, you …

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7 Ways to Speed Up Oregano Plant Growth for a Faster Harvest

The secret ingredient that adds the perfect flavorful touch to many Italian dishes, oregano is an herb that can be grown easily indoors. This herb has a warm fragrance and will eventually adopt a trailing growth habit with its oblong, green leaves when grown indoors in pots. If your oregano seems to be growing too …

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How to Get Oregano Seeds to Germinate

A favorite herb of chefs who prepare Spanish, Greek, and Italian cuisine, oregano is a beautiful houseplant even if you never use it for cooking. It has an attractive trailing growth habit, oval-shaped dark green leaves, and a welcoming, spicy fragrance. If you are starting an indoor herb garden, oregano definitely needs to be included …

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How to Harvest Oregano Seeds

Collecting Oregano Seeds Growing oregano is wonderful for so many reasons. It can function as a gorgeous ornamental plant for your garden while simultaneously attracting pollinators, but it is also essential if you’re at all serious about preparing delicious and fresh meals. Growing oregano is especially wonderful if you’re not too keen on heading to …

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3 Fool-proof Ways to Dry Oregano

Drying Oregano Simon & Garfunkel missed an important ingredient when they were writing about parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme: oregano! Oregano is an essential herb when it comes to savory cooking, and everyone probably already has it in their pantry. Homegrown herbs are a great way to ensure that you always have fresh herbs on …

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How to Grow Cilantro Indoors

A quick growing herb with fan-shaped, flavorful leaves, cilantro is a member of the parsley family and is featured frequently in Mexican, Asian, and Mid-Eastern cooking. You may have found and purchased large bunches of fresh cilantro in the grocery store in the produce department. The problem with buying it this way is that unless …

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10 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make with Your Indoor Herb Garden

Growing herbs indoors is a lovely hobby that can be relaxing and soothing. Even if you do not live in a place where you can grow giant beds of herbs outside, you can still enjoy growing them in various containers in your home. Additionally, you can use your herbs to flavor dishes as you cook. …

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7 Reasons Why Your Basil Plants are Wilting (and How to Solve It)

Basil plants are a fairly common staple in the garden of most warm climate gardeners.  While many people think of basil as an Italian plant, the truth is that there are varieties of basil all over the world.   The plant has different flavors depending on where each type of basil originates, but nearly all …

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28 Different Types of Perennial Herbs

Herbs are expensive, yet they can benefit our diets and turn our recipes from blasé to something amazing. By growing your own, the expense is minimal. The benefit of planting once, and receiving a yield year after year, is appealing. Many culinary herbs are perennials, as are many medicinal herbs. There are common perennial herbs …

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How to Grow Basil in Small Places

Growing basil in small spaces may not seem like a cool idea, but it’s definitely possible and not as difficult as you might think. I personally love the idea of growing my own herbs and there’s nothing quite like getting your favorite herbs fresh from your own plants. Successfully growing basil at home does require …

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8 Different Types of Herbs that Grow and Thrive in Sun

Most of the nearly 100 types of herbs require a decent amount of sunshine. However, those that thrive in most sunlight are Basil, Lavender, Chives, Dill, Oregano, Rosemary, and Thyme. Typically, 4-6 hours of daily sunshine will do just fine, but lavender and basil do best with up to eight hours of sunlight daily. While …

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6 Types of Pots and Containers for Growing Herbs Indoors

City dwellers may yearn for fresh herbs and spices yet lack a yard in which to grow them. Container gardens save them. You can grow an extensive garden on the windowsills and your balcony or patio. You will need a wide selection of pots and containers because of not all herbs like the same thing. Some spices …

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How to Grow Oregano from Seeds

Oregano is a low-maintenance herb that many people use multiple times a week when cooking their favorite Greek, Italian, or Spanish foods. This herb has a pungent, spicy, and warm fragrance and lends herbal goodness to tomato sauces, meat dishes, and vegetables. In fact, in some ancient civilizations, herdsmen grazed their goats on the mountainsides …

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How to Fertilize Basil Plants for Your Best Harvest Ever

Hi there, my fellow basil fan. If you’re reading this article, you’re either planting your own basil for the first time, or you weren’t happy with the last harvest you had from your basil plant. Perhaps you slacked on watering and pruning, or you forgot about fertilizer. Either way, I’m here to help! We’ll be …

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9 Ways to Speed Up Basil Plant Growth for a Faster Harvest

Basil can be a fun plant to grow, and when you do it right, the results can be extraordinary. The key to remembering everything you need to know about basil is that it is a plant that likes warmth and likes extremely moist soil. When you grow it, you will soon become addicted to its …

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How to Harvest Basil Seeds: Everything You Need to Know

Harvesting Basil Seeds If you’ve read all of our other articles about caring for basil – whether it be identifying dying basil, dealing with bolting basil, browning basil, growing basil indoors, keeping away basil pests, or dealing with overwatered basil, and when to harvest basil leaves – you’re probably an expert by now. So you’ve …

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4 Ways to Protect Basil from Cold Temperatures

Protecting Basil from Cold Basil is a wonderful, tender annual plant that will completely uplift your cooking life if you can grow it in or around your home. However, the more that you learn about basil plants, the more you understand that they are quite the high-maintenance herb! What are they most sensitive to? Dips …

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3 Ways to Tell your Basil Plant is Over Watered

Dealing with Over Watered Basil Just because it is a popular herb, doesn’t meaning that growing basil is a simple task. The more you learn about basil plants, the more you will find just how particular and high maintenance they really are. Basil is over sensitive to a lot of different conditions, and the most …

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7 Reasons for Basil Browning and Solutions!

Browning Basil The more you learn about basil, the more you start to understand that it is actually a pretty high maintenance plant. But that doesn’t mean that it’s fragile! As long as you can maintain the ideal growing conditions of a basil plant, it will reward you with gorgeous tasting and smelling foliage. Whether …

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How to Prevent and Control Basil Plant Pests

Basil Pests The more you learn about basil care, the more that you start to understand just how high maintenance of an herb basil is. That being said, the flavor and aroma of basil plants makes all of the effort completely worth it. There is something that loves the taste of basil foliage more than …

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3 Ways to Prevent Basil from Bolting

Bolting Basil Have you ever gone to trim your basil plant to garnish a pasta dish or a cocktail, and found the flavor of the leaves to have changed? Well, there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for this event, and it’s even something that is preventable! Your basil plant has bolted, but not to worry. …

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How to Tell When Your Basil Plant is Ready for Harvest!

Harvesting Basil Basil is truly divine for so many reasons. It smells lovely, looks lovely, and tastes lovely. It is wonderfully easy to grow (as long as you know the tips and tricks) and it can grow prosperously in your outdoor herb garden or indoor windowsill garden! Though it may seem obvious to some, there …

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How to Start your Own Indoor Herb Garden!

Why Should you Start an Indoor Herb Garden? There is something extremely pleasurable about growing your own fresh herbs and your own veggies and fruit. Though it may be daunting to some people because of the amount of tools, time, and effort it takes, all of that becomes worth it the very first time that …

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How to Grow Cilantro (or is it Coriander?) Indoors!

Introducing Cilantro Plants! The perennial question that is constantly on everyone’s minds: is it cilantro, or is it coriander? Well, technically it’s both. Cilantro and coriander are basically different parts of the same plant! Cilantro is the name used for the leaves of the plant, whereas coriander is in reference to seeds that emerge after …

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How to Fix Woody Basil Stems (and Prevent It as Well)

Basil is a lovely annual herb that can be used in a variety of ways. It’s also simple to cultivate and may be extremely prolific given the right growing circumstances. Basil plants, on the other hand, are susceptible to a variety of problems, one of which is the development of woody stems. The good news …

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