Category Archives: Herbs

How to Prune Basil for Bushy Plants and Greater Harvest

thai basil in wood chips

Basil is absolutely one of my favorite herbs! I love the way it tastes, smells and is so easy to grow. It’s crazy how much basil leaves cost at the store considering how easy it is to grow all you’ll ever need. Growing basil from seed is very easy and stem cuttings will root in water in about 10 days. But the key to growing big bushy plants is understanding how to trim it!

Borage (Borago officinalis) Should be Growing in Your Garden

Borage (Borago officinalis) is quite an interesting herb with bright blue (or white) star shaped blooms that taste like cucumber! It is wonderful at attracting beneficial insects and pollinators to your garden. It is easy to grow, readily self seeds, and has medicinal properties too. Therefore, borage should be recognized as a must grow plant for your homestead and garden.