Tips about Herbs.
Category: Organic Tips for your Garden
| Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:34 am
Place an old Tire on the ground, fill with potting soil, plant herbs like lavender, oregano,sage, and thyme in the soil. The tire retains
moisture and provides excellent drainage.
To speed the germination of parsley seeds, soak the seeds in lukewarm water for several hours, let dry and mix with coffee grounds before sowing outdoors in one- quarter inch of soil. Cover the spot with a board to keep the seeds moist and cool, until they sprout.
To germinate basil, plant the seeds in a flat pan filled with seed- starting mix and cover the pan with a sheet of saran wrap to create a miniature greenhouse.
To preserve diced fresh ginger in your refrigerator,
,peel and chop the ginger, put in a jar, top off with
Vodka and seal tightly. The ginger will last up to one year in your refrigerator. DO NOT DRINK THE VODKA!!!!!
To prevent thyme from being burned in the summer sun,
dissolve one tablespoon of Borax in one gallon of water , use this solution to water the thyme once, in spring.
To store rosemary, strip the leaves from the branches and place them in a freezer bag and place them in your freezer.
To those of you who asked kindly about my garden, I have been working like crazy in 95degree heat, to get it going. It is beginning to take shape and once I know how to publish photos on this site, I will let you see my progress!!!
Till next time " Mrs G"
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