Long a favourite of French chefs, the herb Artemisia dracunculus, known as French tarragon (estragon) or dragon herb is an essential ingredient in Béarnaise sauce, tarragon vinegar, and certain Dijon mustards. A perennial herb, tarragon grows 2 – 4 feet (60 – 120 cm) and has dark, shiny, narrow grey-green leaves about 3 inches (8 … Read more

Grow Thyme

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With the future threatened by global warming looming in the air, there is no time better than the present for growing thyme. Gardeners replenish valuable nutrients back into the earth to help save the planet. Gardening has been, ‘going green’ long before it was cool! Thyme, Thymus vulgaris, is a hardy aromatic herb of the … Read more



How To Grow Thyme Leaves For Yourself The herb thyme can be used to jazz up many different food dishes, buying it from the super market is one option, but to save you money why not try and grow it yourself. This short article will give you some insight into growing thyme leaves, this will … Read more

Grow Basil

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To Grow Basil – Picking a Basil There are many different types and variations of basil available and to truly appreciate this you should try each of them or as many as you can. There are the usual types that everybody knows that you purchase in supermarkets and then there are the others that consist … Read more



How to Grow Basil The herb basil is used in cooking universally, and also for medicinal purposes. It’s a great herb and one everyone should consider using in their diet. Lets look at why in greater detail. History and Origins Basil or ocimum basilicum is a member of the mint family, and is most likely … Read more