April 2012


The Mint Plant and the Home Vegetable Garden

The mint plant may be one of the most misunderstood and least well utilized allies in the home vegetable garden.  Labeled “invasive’, ‘predatory’ and other unbecoming names, the truth is, mint is the most common and well known member of the Mentha family. Most well known in its peppermint and…


Growing Herbs in the Vegetable Garden

Herbs have been grown in traditional kitchen gardens for many centuries; and many herbs are extremely beneficial companions to vegetables. Whether grown as culinary additions to the kitchen table, as pest control, pollinator attractors, or for their medicinal qualities; herbs add beauty, vitality, fragrance and variety to the garden landscape….