Green Gardening

July 17, 2018

Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum) Research

Latin Name: Jasminum grandiflorum Family: Oleaceae Jasmine has been used as a folk remedy for skin and stomach ulcers, to help reduce lactation and increase menstruation, as an aphrodisiac, to improve mood, and as a topical antifungal (Tomar, 2018).  It has shown in vitro to have antimicrobial actions, with potential […]
August 28, 2018

What’s with My Bitter Basil?

Nobody wants bitter basil!  People often ask, “Why is my fresh grown basil tasting so strong and bitter?” There are many varieties of basil with differing flavor profiles.  Sweet basil can taste clean and fresh, and the garden grown leaves are great in a salad, on pizza, in pasta, or […]
September 11, 2018

How to Harvest Oregano Before the Winter

Time to harvest oregano! Winter is coming.  What are you going to do with all the bushy oregano growing in your herb garden before the freezes come?  While fresh oregano picked straight from the garden tastes best, freshly harvested, then frozen oregano can also give those hearty winter recipes a […]