Categories : Herb of the Month
PARSLEY

  By Master Gardener Herb Enthusiast Barbara Porsch   We haven’t talked about parsley in a long time, so let’s talk about parsley this month. It is without a doubt, the most used and least eaten herb in the world. It is always used as a plate garnish and then promptly scraped off with the remains. “But wait… There is more.” Eat the parsley on your plate. It is like a vitamin pill; rich in vitamins A, C, and B and is a good sou Continue Reading...

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LAVENDER

By Barbara Porsch Herb enthusiast In flower language, lavender means devotion. So what better herb to talk about right before Valentine’s Day than lavender, Lavandula spp. Lavender has a long history. In the Bible, it was called spikenard, and before Passover, Mary used pure oil of nard to anoint Jesus’ feet. The Egyptians used it in their mummification process, and residue of lavender was found in the pyramids. From the Egyptians, the Greeks learned about p Continue Reading...

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CALENDULA

Barbara Porsch – Herb Enthusiast I decided to talk about Calendula -Calendula officianalis - this month because IF you can find it, now is a good time to plant it in your garden.  For years, I tried to get it to sell at our plant sale. Finally soaked in that now is the time to plant it – not spring. And, yes, I have seen it in local nurseries recently. A couple of years ago, at Christmas I went to a lovely nursery in Tomball called Arbor Gate and found some. Continue Reading...

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Sage

November Herb of the Month SAGE By Barbara Porsch – Herb Enthusiast     Guess why I chose Sage. Of course, it is because this is the month for Thanksgiving and no other herb is associated with that holiday more than Continue Reading...

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Basil

October--Herb of the Month Basil By Barbara Porsch—Herb Enthusiast     I am choosing Basil as the herb of the month now as a warning to use as much of your Basil as possible before the first frost.  Basil will be Continue Reading...

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Lemongrass

September Herb of the Month-Lemongrass .Cybopogon citratus By Barbara Porsch—Herb Enthusiast Lemongrass, a tender perennial, is an aromatic clump grass with bulbous stems with a growth pattern similar to pampas gra Continue Reading...

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Mint

Herb of the Month By Barbara Porsch—Herb Enthusiast           Mint is returning in full force, especially if you made the mistake of planting it in the ground. The only drawb Continue Reading...

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Chives

Herb of the Month by Barbara Porsch—Herb Enthusiast     Bon appetit magazine hit the nail on the head when they said “More than just a garnish, chives are the breakout star of the onion family Continue Reading...

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Arugula Lettuce

Herb of the Month By Barbara Porsch—Herb Enthusiast       The strong, peppery and nutty flavored greens found in fancy salad mixes are called Arugula. However in Renee’s Garden seed Continue Reading...

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Hoja Santa

Herb of the Month—Hoja Santa— Piper auritum By Barbara Porsch—Herb Enthusiast       Hoja Santa, Piper auritum, is a fun herb to grow out here if you don’t mind a little pam Continue Reading...

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