I’m making homemade toiletries for everyone on my gift-list this year. I’d love to make my own scents without having to buy expensive essential oils, just using the herbs and other yummy stuff around my house. I’d love to know about some good and useful scent combinations.
Check out Offbeat Homie Christie’s “balcony herb garden,” which is a fancy way of saying coffee cans, hung with zip ties. When asked how this DIY herb garden performed in coffee cans she explained…
Who knows a good use for fresh sage? The reason I ask is that it is the PERMA-plant that will not die. Every other herb I planted last spring has long since given up the ghost and the sage is still GOING STRONG! Need some crowdsourcing on this one!
Almost anyone can have an herb garden, but how many people have an herb SPIRAL! This new hotness comes to us from Jeamac who built it herself. And here’s how she pulled it off.
Don’t let your garden go to waste! Here’s how to dry your herbs for money-saving eating all winter long
If you’ve been growing herbs ’round your place, now’s a really good time to start drying them so you’ll have fresher herbs all winter long. Save them now, before their herby oils begin leeching out (though if you dawdle for a few weeks, you’ll be okay too — as long as you get to them before frost hits.) When dried or frozen correctly, you’ll have herbs for a very long time — to use for cooking, tinctures, or magickal rites. It is so, so easy — this is what I did to save my herbs: cilantro, sage, oregano, chives, and more.
Grow your own food this summer — even if you don’t have a backyard to till up. With even the smallest well-lit space you can use this post as a jumping-off point and garden LIKE A BOSS.