Today in Gardening Saturdays: edible spring wildflowers, vegetable gardens, growing aromatic herbs, and the do’s and don’ts of growing mint.
In recent some people in their aim to eat more locally grown produce and also having a more natural and organic diet, have started foraging edible wildflowers and other produce from surrounding forest and open spaces.
Foraging wildflowers is not that different than foraging wild mushrooms. You need to know the plants you want to forage and select the best ones to use at home. But if you know what you are looking the results in your kitchen are going to be great and certainly much different than your usual cooking.
This article is about foraging wildflowers. It recommends a book and gives several tips about how to go foraging and selecting plants as well as providing a list of plants to collect and several recipes to use them.
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The second trend in non-ornamental gardening recently has been the development of vegetable growing in private gardens and allotments. If you have a garden why don’t you use that space to grow some of your vegetables? It might not only help you to lower your grocery bills but if you have children is a terrific way of teaching them where their food comes from and how it develops from seed to the pot. Besides it provides you with the gratification of knowing exactly what’s in your food and how it’s been grown.
This article is all about creating a great vegetable garden that produces good food and looks as good and beautiful as an ornamental garden.
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And not all your garden needs to be dedicated to vegetable gardening. You can go for something simpler like growing herbs. They offer several advantages: they are easy to grow, they look great and they can provide a wonderful smell that would make your garden a great place to enjoy. You can also use them in your kitchen and save some money. But you really don’t need that excuse to include them in your gardening design as just their appearance and pleasant smell will be a great asset in it.
This article is all about including this type of plant in your gardening. It suggests several plants that would look great in any garden and also several tips to grow them (potted or included in conventional landscaping, etc.). Whatever your choice this article is a great resource if you are thinking of adding something different in your garden. Jump to the article to read more and see more photos.
And from a general article to a more specific one. One dedicated to growing mint. Mint is a widely used herb in the kitchen: from ice-creams to herbal infusions and more. It has a very pleasant and fresh smell and it’s not very difficult to grow at home. You can start small with a small container indoors and go from there. So if you want something to get you started this is the place to start.
The article gives you several tips and suggestions to help you grow it and also lists all the things you need to avoid: where to plant them so that they get the best light to grow both indoors and outdoors, using containers to avoid them spreading without control, etc.
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