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Posted on 24 August 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Herbs In The Garden: Oregano (and Recipes)

By Cindy Naas

The stone walkway in my herb garden is edged with oregano.

When the sun heats the stone or when those walking on the path brush against the oregano, the spicy scent fills the air.

It is an easy to grow herb and I use a lot of it.

How to Grow: Like many Mediterranean herbs, oregano needs a lot of direct sun. It also needs well-drained soil and doesn’t need a lot of fertilizing. My herbs grow in a soil which has been amended with sand and fine gritty gravel, and even during this rainy summer they are doing fairly well.

Harvesting Oregano:
Use your scissors to snip off a stem or two of oregano. Strip the leaves from the stems inside, and add to a variety of recipes. You can also 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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