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Posted on 23 April 2011 by urbangardencasual.com

Pucker Up and Plant Some Dill

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By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Everyone is familiar with dill as one of the sour components of dill pickles but dill also has a long history as an herb that provided protection for those who processed it.

The term “dill” comes from an Old Norse term, “dilla”, that means to soothe, calm and/or lull.

Dill was valued by the Romans, as a way of improving ones luck, while the Greeks viewed it as a way of encouraging wealth.

Many Romans and Greeks hung the seed heads of dill in homes, doorways, and above cradles to protect the inhabitance from evil. It was also believed that if evil approached you, protection could be acquired by Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 15 July 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Top Herbs for Windowsill Gardens

By Vanessa Richins

Is a windowsill the only space available for a garden?

Never fear, there are still options for you. Among other plants, herbs are some of the perfect plants to fit in small spaces.

An added bonus is if it is a kitchen windowsill – the herbs are right where you need them for cooking.

Be sure to harvest only some of the plant at a time so the plant can continue growing properly. Here are some of my top suggestions for windowsill herb gardens.

1) Cilantro/Coriander

Did you know that coriander comes from Read the rest of this entry »

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