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Sweet marjoram could be described as a mild oregano. Bushy and lush, you will want to harvest snips throughout the growing season and trim it all at the end of the growing season to dry for later use. In Germany, it’s a popular seasoning for sausage. In the northern US, …

Gardening trends are just the same as any other fashion. They come and go, new plants and design styles splash onto the scene, along with old favourites that just won’t go away. Here are a few to whet your appetite. Roses never go out of fashion they will always be …

Every year hundreds of plants release pollen into the air and cause allergic reactions in many people. But only a small number of flowers, weeds and trees are responsible for most of the sneezing, itching and watery eyes. Some pollens can survive through the winter months and play with your …

Everybody wants a perfect lawn that will be the envy of the neighborhood. You fertilize, you mow the lawn with the lawn mower on just the right setting, on a strict schedule, you alternate the direction of your mower each time to ensure the grass stands up just right. If …

This disease-resistant variety produces early and often. Plants yield lots of medium green fruit with lighter-coloured flecks. Plants grow well in many areas of the country, and will produce throughout the season if fruit is harvested regularly. Pick when fruit is between 7 and 8 inches long. Intermediate resistance to …

Our garden along with our kitchen can make a difference in our lives. What we eat defines us. It’s for that reason to consider the most important things that can improve the way we look and the way we feel. There are many vegetables and fruits out there with secret …

Many herbs are easy to grow, and this is definitely true for peppermint. Square stems tend to run rampantly over — and under — soil. In small garden spaces, it’€™s best to tuck peppermint into a pot to curtail its wandering ways. Peppermint thrives alongside water gardens or in damp …

Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow. This one has extra large leaves that most cooks really like for chopping into sauces and drinks. Our sweet mint is grown from cuttings of a variety that comes to us from Israel, where mint is used in many dishes, from …

This pretty blue-green hybrid kale is easy to grow and will keep you supplied for months. Vigorous producer, with leaves growing lushly on compact plants. Cut outer leaves so that center can continue growing. Light frost makes the leaves taste sweeter. Light Full sun to part shade Leaf size 12 …

A scented geranium, this is a great patio plant, especially in containers. Do not over-fertilize because too much nitrogen reduces leaf fragrance. Sometimes called citronella, but actually a citrus-scented geranium. Although crushed leaves do have some ability to repel mosquitoes, the plants alone are grown more for their refreshing scent …