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Plant Terms

Perennial Any plant that lives more than three years and does not die after flowering once. The term is generally applied only to herbaceous plants, which die back to the ground each year, as opposed to those with persistent, woody stem. See Annual, Biennial.  …

First Year Medicinal Garden

Easy, basic medicinal plants you can start now for your first years garden. From Other Guides A Children’s Herb Garden Organic and Herbal Farming Garden Plans On-Line Elsewhere on the Web Container Herb Gardening For Beginners Planting An Herb Garden Herb Gardening, Easy Plants I…

Harvesting And Preserving Herbs

When planning to preserve herbs, which method should you choose? Many herbs when dried have concentrated flavor that is delightful to use. Some home-dried herbs are so aromatic that they perfume the entire kitchen when you open the jar and crush them in a dish....

Creating Balance in a Fish Pond

Here are a few simple hints to keep your fish pond clear. When constructing the pond, keep in mind the way Mother Nature does it, slow and easy. The prominent ingredients are: Water, plants, fish, snails, and soil.   When man assembles the pond, everything…

Composting

Composting is easy and the rewards are great. You can not only save money but it’s like giving a present back to the earth as well. The majority of household garbage is organic and compostable. Compost can be used in several ways: as soil amendment...