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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 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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8 Ways to Keep Basil Fresh After Cutting It

There are eight ways to keep basil fresh after cutting it. But before you rush to cut your basil, have you ever thought about where it originally came from? Judging by its very English-sounding name, you would think basil comes from England, right? Well, you think wrong! While basil’s origins are somewhat debatable, basil is …

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How to Grow Lavender Indoors!

Introducing the Lavender Plant! Welcome to the genus lavandula! There are about 47 different species of lavender out there, but all of them are part of the mint (lamiaceae) botanical family, making them cousins with other herbs like rosemary, sage, basil, and thyme. You’ve heard of lavender before, and chances are that you already have …

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10 Foods You Can Grow from Kitchen Scraps (Step-by-Step Instructions)

Almost every delicacy prepared must include spices and herbs as the basis for cooking. The high cost of obtaining natural herbs and spices makes it more favorable for people to plant instead of constantly buying them from stores. For instance, did you know that you can grow and quickly harvest various herbs and spices in …

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15 Unusual Uses for Basil (it’s not just for pesto)

Basil is one of the easiest and fastest-growing herbs in many herb gardens, making it a top choice for many home gardeners.  The plant is known for rapid growth, and it comes in many varieties, including cinnamon and spicy Thai basil.   While basil is used in a lot of Italian and Southeast Asian dishes, …

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How to Grow a Chive Plant Indoors! (It’s Easy)

Introducing the Chive Plant! Today we’re talking about chive plants. It can be so frustrating going to the grocery story, searching for those little plastic packets filled with bent chives only to find that half of them are browning. There is an easy solution to this problem: growing chives indoors in your own personal windowsill …

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