Whether your a chef looking to add fresh foods to your cooking or just like to be able to pick and eat fresh off the vine, here are some plants that are sure to spice up your garden.
Mint - The Herb used in Greek Mythology and found in Egyptian Tombs

Mint - The Herb used in Greek Mythology and found in Egyptian Tombs

Mint From the family Lamiaceae. The Mentha family is a native of Europe that has naturalized in many parts of the world, including North America, Australia and Japan. Mint has been cultivated for its medicinal properties since ancient times and has been found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 1000 BC. The Japanese have been […]

Herb - English Mace - Achillea ageratum

Herb - English Mace - Achillea ageratum

ENGLISH MACE From the family Asteraceae. Native to Switzerland, English mace is now cultivated in northern temperate countries. This culinary herb is little known and under-used. English mace belongs to the (genus) Achillea, named after Achilles, who is said to have discovered the medicinal properties of the genus. There is no direct historical record of […]

Kohlrabi - It's like cabbage only weirder

Kohlrabi - It's like cabbage only weirder

Kohlrabi is a lesser known garden vegetable that is very nutritious and easier to grow than its cabbage cousins. This plant is often planted in rows like lettuce or cabbage. Like cabbage, the entire plant is harvested and eaten before a major frost hits. Kohlrabi is in the Brassica family. This means it is closely […]

Honeybush - Caffeine free tea that is delicious and nutritious!

Honeybush - Caffeine free tea that is delicious and nutritious!

There are two completely different plants called “HoneyBush” Find everything you need to know about both here. Varieties: Honeybush (Melianthus) This beautiful plant with the same name is toxic except to hummingbirds!  But it’s exquisite beauty and fragrance make it a worthwhile addition to your garden. The African Honeybush: This plant is currently found most […]