Lemongrass Companion Plants – The 15 Best and 5 Worst Plants

Lemon Grass Companion Plants

Lemon grass is used a lot in Asian food. In addition, lemon grass is used in many home remedies. It has a nice scent, as well. There are companion plants that benefit from growing near it and others that help lemon grass grow better.  Why Does Lemon Grass Need Companion Plants? Here are the ways … Read more

How and When to Harvest Elephant Garlic?

How and When to Harvest Elephant Garlic?

Elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum) is more closely related to leeks than garlic. Elephant garlic produces huge bulbs and is very tasty. But, you may wonder, “When do I harvest elephant garlic?”  Elephant garlic is more like hard-necked garlic than soft-necked garlic. This is because the stalks are cut off after curing instead of being used to … Read more

Top 11 Best Basil Companion Plants & 5 Worst Plants

basil companion plants

Basil is a popular and attractive herb in cuisine around the world and has been used for centuries. It has many different varieties, each with its own unique flavor. Most basil leaves are green, but there are also purple basil, lemon basil, and even cinnamon basil! Basil is easy to grow and can thrive indoors … Read more

Sage Companion Plants – The 8 Best and 3 Worst Plants

sage companion plants

I’ve always been enamored with sage. I love chopping it up to mix into a brown butter sauce, crushing its leaves and inhaling its earthy fragrance, and watching its beautiful flowers appear in the summer. That said, I think it’s a must-have plant in the garden. And since sage is a perennial, you can plant … Read more

Borage Companion Plants – The 15 Best and 3 Worst Plants

Borage companion plants

Borage (Borago officinalis) is used as an attractive plant in flower beds, in salads, and in traditional herbal medicine. Borage is often used as a companion plant in the landscape or the vegetable garden. This guide tells you which plants to use near the borage and which to plants to avoid.  Note: Borage should not … Read more

Lemon Balm Companion Plants – The 15 Best and 4 Worst Plants

Lemon balm companion plants

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is an aromatic herb that is used in cooking and in medicine. The lemon scent is very fragrant. There are many plants that are good companions for lemon balm in the garden.  Why Does Lemon Balm Need Companion Plants? Here are the ways companion plants help lemon balm. Increase Nutrients Peas … Read more

Dill Companion Plants – The 7 Best and 3 Worst Plants

Dill companion plants

If food magazines are any indication, herbs like dill are becoming even hotter than ever. And it’s no wonder—piling chopped dill on top of a salmon filet, topping salads with dill flowers, and mixing the herbaceous herb with cucumbers are sure ways to elevate your dishes. Dill’s many uses in the kitchen mean it’s a … Read more

Yarrow Companion Plants – The 10 Best and 3 Worst Plants

Yarrow companion plants

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a perennial flower that’s equally at home in meadows as it is in cut flower gardens. I love that yarrow provides beautiful lacy foliage and flowers and a wide variety of uses and benefits. First, yarrow’s tiny flowers attract and feed various insects and birds. Many of these critters are fantastic … Read more

Chives Companion Plants – The 10 Best and 3 Worst Plants

Chives companion plants

If you’re growing a perennial herb garden, chives are a must-have. Chop them up to add an onion-like flair to chili and baked potatoes, or pair them with cheddar cheese to create a delicious savory biscuit. But what about when it comes to the garden? What plants get along best with chives? Like with most … Read more

Rosemary Companion Plants – The 8 Best and 7 Worst Plants

Rosemary Companion Plants

Rosemary has always been one of my favorite garden herbs. With its unmistakable and pleasing aroma and beautiful growing habit, I encourage everyone to have some rosemary in their garden – preferably in an area where its beauty and fragrance can be enjoyed. There are two main types of rosemary plants – upright and creeping. … Read more

Watering Rosemary – How to Water Rosemary Plants?

How to Water Rosemary Plants?

If you’re looking for a fragrant and beautiful addition to your garden, look no further than rosemary. Rosemary adds a lovely aroma and visual appeal to any garden and thrives as a container plant indoors or outside. It has always been one of my go-to garden favorites. One thing about rosemary that is fantastic is … Read more

German vs Roman Chamomile: Difference Between Roman and German Chamomile

German Chamomile vs Roman Chamomile

Two popular chamomile types are found in home gardens – Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) and German chamomile (Matricaria recutita).  Although these two varieties are related and share some similarities, there are also quite a few differences between the two. Knowing these differences will help you make the best choice between the two for your garden, … Read more

Chamomile Companion Plants – The 12 Best and 7 Worst Plants

chamomile companion plants

Friends, chums, and companions are the people you can depend on in your life. The ones that build you up and make you a better person. The same can be said for companions in the plant world.  I tell everyone considering a garden, don’t forget to research your plants and consider companion planting. Companion planting … Read more

How to Grow Chamomile? ( plus Chamomile Uses)

How to grow Chamomile and Chamomile Uses

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is a delicate yet hardy, fragrant perennial herb that has been used for centuries in everything from herbal remedies to teas and cosmetics. This pretty little plant is easy to grow and is a beautiful addition to any garden. It is a member of the daisy family, and its flowers resemble sweet … Read more

Why Is My Rosemary Turning Brown? (Read This First!)

why is my rosemary plant turning brown?

Why is my rosemary turning brown? This isn’t an uncommon question; the simple answer is, in most cases, rosemary usually turns brown due to root rot or fungal issues. Sometimes though, your rosemary could turn brown because it isn’t getting enough water. The answer isn’t simple; you need to learn how to grow rosemary properly … Read more