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Monthly Archives: April 2019

  • How to grow lavender and how you can use it

    Lavender plants are not only beautiful, they also boast of an exciting fragrant that makes them ideal for anyone looking to create a calming atmosphere. These plants do well in warm and dry conditions, but they have a hard time surviving in some climates. However, with some tweaks here and there, coupled with the extra care that they need, you can quickly grow these plants in your wooden shed. Thus, if you wish to know how to grow lavender and how you can use it, read on for more details: Uses Many people think of lavender as a powerhouse botanical. Not only does it exude rare beauty it also has numerous uses, ranging from food to body to home. Here is how you can use it: For the body This herb has impressive anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties that make it ideal for use in body ... (More)
  • How to grow coriander

    Coriander vs. cilantro: what is the difference? Many people find it hard to differentiate between the two, but the truth is that they are the same thing. Cilantro is the Spanish word used to refer to the leaves produced by the coriander plant. Coriander, on the other hand, refers to the entire plant, stems and leaves included. People also refer to this herb by other words such as Mexican parsley. Thus, if you have a problem differentiating the two, remember that cilantro is the leaves and coriander is what you get once the plant starts flowering and production of seeds. People have used this herb for long as a way to impart flavor in food that would otherwise be bland, and it makes quite a big difference. The good thing about it is that you can quickly grow it indoors in your wooden shed, ... (More)
  • How to plant dill and where you can use it

    Dill belongs to the same family as parsley and celery, and it is a common ingredient in baking and cooking. You can use it in many ways, depending on your preferences. You can use it when fresh, as the leaves are flavorful at this point or you can dry the leaves and seeds and use them in food. Many people use this herb when cooking fish and potatoes. However, you can use it in other dishes as well including salads and sauces. How to use dill If you are using fresh dill, start by washing the herbs by placing them in a strainer. Run water over them to get rid of dirt and other debris that may be on the leaves. You can then pat them dry to get rid of the excess water. Once the herbs are dry, start by getting rid of the large stems, which you can either throw away or save for use in other dis... (More)
  • How to grow celery and what benefits it has

    As people continue to embrace healthy living, there has been an emphasis on the intake of vegetables, with plants like celery being among the top options on the current what-to-eat lists. Why is this? Well, it turns out that celery not only helps with inflammation but it also aids significantly in the digestion process. Additionally, it helps in the flushing out of toxins and is a great go-to for people who wish to lose weight as well as those seeking to reduce their cholesterol levels. Furthermore, it works to guard the liver and has been known to boost the body’s immune system, cure insomnia, fight some forms of cancer, regulate blood pressure levels and reduce pain associated with arthritis. On top of all these benefits, it also enhances the appearance of skin and aids in promoting h... (More)

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