Herb Garden Plants are not only easy to grow but they offer a fresh scent to any home. Herb garden plants are a wonderful way to bright up any backyard. They are not only add a beautiful aroma, but are beautiful. Many people will grow the herbs in small pots and place them around the kitchen for their scent and beauty. As you decide on where you are going to place the herbs, make sure they have a large amount of sunlight. Herbs need the sunlight to grow. They will need several hours of sunlight a day.
Another place to grow the herb garden plants is in the backyard. Herbs can be added into the landscaping or they can be placed in large pots. No matter where you place the herbs, make sure they are getting adequate sunlight. Remember, no matter where you place your herbs, they will need the sun.
Herbs are very easy to grow as long as you water them adequately. Make sure you do not over water the herbs as this can kill them. Herbs can handle dryer conditions from time to time and can actually thrive in these conditions as long as they do get water. Dry conditions will make the aroma stronger and the flavor better. If you are growing the herbs in pots, make sure the pot has a good drainage system.
Different herbs can be used for different things while cooking. As you learn about the different herbs, you will find the ones that you tend to prefer. As a result, you may want to grow more of one herb versus another. This only can happen with time and learning which herbs are your favorites.
If you love to have vinaigrette over your salad, then you will want to grow herbs that can be added with olive oil to make fresh vinaigrette. Some herbs that you might want to grow are tarragon, chives, basil, dill, rosemary, thyme, and lemon balm. Add olive oil into a bottle and add your favorite herbs and you have just made vinaigrette.
If you love herbal tea, then you might want to grow chamomile, lemon balm, peppermint, and spearmint.
For all your favorite pasta dishes, you might consider growing basil, oregano, parsley, and garlic.
If you have kids that love to make things, consider making a container herb. Some good container herbs to make are thyme, mints, parsley, basil, sage, marjoram, and oregano. So use your imagination and go wild on what to do with these plants. It is a wonderful addition to any home. As I always say, have fun with it!
By: Keith Greene …
I'm fortunately enough to live in a house with a garden of a reasonable size. Until recently, however, I was very much of the opinion that it was not being fully used as a resource. I denied to make some changes to my own lifestyle and that of my family.
I realized that my kids simply were not spending very much time outdoors. That's not to suggest that they were hermit – it's just that they always seemed to want to disappear off to play computer games after school, rather than getting some fresh air. Did this concern me?
The truth is that I did not see it as a major worry until I started to hear about how many children were now being classified as being obese. It was clear to me that children who did not get enough exercise were obviously more likely to have health problems in later life.
I certainly did not like the thought of causing such problems for my kids – especially since it was something that I knew that I could deal with relatively easily.
When I initially started to suggest to my children that they should spend more time outdoors, they did not seem very interested. In fact, their initial reactions suggested that they thought that computers, games consoles and televisions were far more interesting.
I did not want to simply dictate a new set of rules – I wanted to show them that it could be a lot more fun to make use of the garden. Although things were starting slowly, I felt that I'd stuck gold once I hit upon the idea of buying a trampoline.
The kids immediately started to take an interest when it was arrived. As they offered to help me to put it together, I could immediately see that there was some real hope of getting to see them spending time using it. It's turned out to be a great investment and they now often shun their video games in favor of it.
This has been a real success and I've been able to build on it by introducing even more games – we've been making use of swings and slides, as well as flying a kite. I have to confess that I've also found it to be great fun – it's given us a set of activities that we can all enjoy as a family.
It's a great feeling to know that we're all keeping fit and also having fun. The changes to our lifestyle have helped to show us how much fun we can have from garden games. …
You imagine spending this Thanksgiving with your extended family around the table with turkey, mashed potatoes and all that goes with the wonderful celebration. You invite the family, coordinate who is bringing what dish and even plan who is sitting where. Then it dawns on you, we can’t all fit at this table. So then you remember to go get the leaf out of storage to extend the table.
This is all an ideal situation if you actually have a table that can extend to fit the whole family. If you are in the market to buy a new table for your dining room or kitchen there are some things you need to keep in mind about the type of table you want to get. You may notice a little wobble with tables that have a pedestal; that is normal as long as there isn’t a whole lot of play when you feel it move.
A pedestal table will feel like it has “give” at the edges, but you will be able to seat more people around it. One benefit of a pedestal table is that you can get chairs all the way around, even on the corners. Of course you do lose a little leg room with a pedestal, but it also provides a foot rest for the kids. A leg table on the other hand will give you more stability on the corners, and will have little or no play when you try to make it wobble. A leg table will limit the room of your guests as the legs act as boundaries, but you have more room for your feet without a pedestal base being in your way.
If you’re only having company once every few years, this may not be an issue. If you have company over often or plan to or have a large family, you should consider what works best for your home and your needs.
Don’t be afraid to custom order your perfect kitchen set with the right shape, size and finish.…