Herb Blogger Roundup
While researching the Essential Herbs for Every Garden series I ran across many wonderful bloggers. I thought you’d like to meet them too. Join me for a Herb Blogger Roundup.
I spent the morning in the garden. Planting a few extra seeds, transplanting some basil and tending to the herbs. Even though it’s been rainy here in Texas, the herbs are doing well with the humidity. I have many ready for harvest.
I recently started a new series – The 20 Essential Herbs to Have in Your Garden. Money is tight at our house right now and my gardening budget only goes so far, so I identified the 20 herbs that I could not do without.
There are some staples in the list…rosemary, sage, and thyme…but there are also some unusual herbs. Best used for their medicinal healing properties.
I encourage you to take the time to learn about growing and using herbs for self-reliance. While there is much to learn – you will not regret the effort – and the benefits of the harvest.
Sit down with a cup of herbal tea and enjoy the Herb Blogger Roundup from PreparednessMama!
Cooking with Herbs –
These bloggers provided wonderful culinary recipes that have become staples for my family.
The Rising Spoon – How to Make Basil Salt
She Wears Many Hats – Sour Cream Cheddar Chives Drop Biscuits
Daily Pea – How to Preserve Chives
Herbal Creations –
These bloggers have mastered the art of using herbs to make lotions, salves and infused oils.
Everyday Roots – How to Make Homemade Lotion
Frugally Sustainable – How to Make Comfrey Salve for Diaper Rash + First Aid
Condo Blues – How to Make Lavender Essential Oil
In the Garden –
These bloggers are masters at growing herbs.
The Prudent Garden – Growing Your Own Garlic
The Nerdy Farm Wife – 12 Things to do with Lemon Balm
Be sure and check the original posts in the Essential Herbs Series:
Week 1 – 1. Aloe, 2. Basil, 3. Calendula, 4. Chamomile, 5. Chives
Week 2 – 6. Comfrey,7. Echinacea, 8. Garlic, 9. Lavender, 10. Lemon Balm
Week 3 – 11. Lemon Verbena, 12. Lovage, 13. Mint, 14. Oregano, 15. Plantain
Week 4 – 16. Rosemary, 17. Sage, 18. Stevia, 19. Thyme, 20. Yarrow
Hi! I see you are in Texas. We live in the West Texas area. We started a garden this year but most of it is not growing. Our soil seems to,be pretty loamy. I bought seeds from a heirloom garden site so I think they are good. I’m not sure what I need to do to encourage my plants to grow. Would you mind giving some tips? If you would like, you can email me. I’m desperate! We put a lot of money into getting the garden ready and to not have much of anything growing is very discouraging.
I would appreciate it greatly! LSM
Hi LSM, have you had as wet a spring as we have here in Central Texas? If your garden is waterlogged, there’s not much to do until the rains stop. Loamy soil is usually the best soil you can have, it has a balance of humus and sand, which is the best for water retention. I’m assuming that you’ve checked for pests and treated them if necessary. Have you given your garden any fertilizer? Try an organic all-in-one for vegetable gardens and see if that makes a difference. I had a problem with my pole beans and they have really snapped back after a fertilize. It took about a week. Let me know how it’s going – Shelle