All-Natural Pest Control Treatments | Herbal Academy | Check out these all-natural pest control preparations for your garden taken from Tammy Hartung's book, Homegrown Herbs.
  ON May 15,2021

All-Natural Pest Control Treatments

This excerpt is from Tammi Hartung’s book Homegrown Herbs and is reprinted with permission from the publisher. There are numerous methods for controlling insect pests in the garden, field, or greenhouse. Prevention will always be your best approach, but if that fails, consider beneficial insects or nonchemical pest controls. Do your best to address problems…

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4 Options for Herbal Ground Cover
  ON May 08,2021

5 Easy to Grow Perennial Herbs for Busy Gardeners

For anyone who has attempted gardening, it can be hugely disappointing to spend an entire weekend setting up your garden and then watch your garden plants decline or wither because you were wrapped up in work and life responsibilities and didn’t have time to take care of it. On the other hand, having a garden…

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  ON April 16,2021

How and Why To Start an Herb Garden 

As a kid growing up in Ohio, I really looked forward to the growing season. My father always had a love for plants (mainly flowers) and would take us to the local garden centers to grab the flowers for that year’s gardens. However, when our family first moved into our house there were no plants…

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  ON March 11,2021

How to Grow Echinacea

Echinacea (Echinacea spp.) is an herbaceous, flowering perennial native to North America. This plant has a long history of use and is still a popular herbal supplement today. Unfortunately, over-harvesting and the destruction of its native habitat have affected wild echinacea populations, and it’s now included on United Plant Savers’ list of “at-risk” plants. Learning…

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Seed Scarification: What Herb Gardeners Need to Know | Herbal Academy | Let’s take a look at a few different methods of seed scarification to increase germination rates among seeds with tough outer shells.
  ON February 23,2021

Seed Scarification: What Herb Gardeners Need to Know

Seeds are packaged by nature to survive the elements. A tough outer shell protects the tender plant embryo inside. Some seed coatings are tougher than others. Seeds with the toughest coatings can be hard to crack, which is why they germinate at much higher rates when exposed to conditions like fire, freezing, or digestive processes…

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  ON February 04,2021

5 Herbs that Thrive in a Southwest Garden

The first step to growing a successful Southwest garden is appreciating the environment in which you are growing. Depending on where you live, you will have a different distribution of the resources you need to grow, like sun, water, and quality soil. In the Southwest garden, gardeners have an abundance of sun. In the heat…

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  ON February 25,2020

10 Herbal Crafts for Long Winter Days

There’s nothing better than a hot cup of tea and a winter herbal craft project to help brighten long, cold days in the Northern Hemisphere. These 10 herbal craft projects are inspired by plants, and a few of them even involve taking a walk to find materials in nature, which is therapeutic in and of…

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12 Permaculture Principles to Use When Planning Your Herb Garden | Herbal Academy | Permaculture principles are not just a way of growing things, they're a way of life. Here's 12 suggestions to assist you in your herb garden planning.
  ON April 24,2018

12 Permaculture Principles to Use When Planning Your Herb Garden

Permaculture is not just a way of growing things. It is a movement — a way of life. Permaculture has its origins across many cultures, spanning the history of humanity. In the 1970s Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren defined and organized it into what we now know by the term “permaculture,” which means “permanent…

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5 Herb Gardening Books To Inspire Your Next Botanical Garden | Herbal Academy | Whether you are a seasoned herb grower or a newbie, we've compiled five herb gardening books that are sure to help inspire your next botanical garden.
  ON March 22,2018

5 Herb Gardening Books To Inspire Your Next Botanical Garden

This is the time of year when a day with slightly above average temperatures and sunshine leads to a longing for spring. Seasonal changes, such as the snow beginning to melt or the days growing longer, tempt us outside for just a bit longer each time. Once quick, dreaded trips to the mailbox evolve into…

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