Comfrey: the Wonder Herb

In case you couldn’t tell, I love herbs. I’ve been cultivating a perennial herb garden for four or five years now. I use herbs for everything–home remedies, soothing cosmetics and, of course, cooking. I have some favorites–basil, of course. And parsley is a long-time friend. But I have to say, for versatility, comfrey comes in…

Basil, basil everywhere

There’s no such thing as too much basil All  my friends and Dear Readers have heard me say it: there’s no such thing as too much basil. Basil is my favorite herb, even ahead of parsley, which is surprising, isn’t it? Because parsley is in just about every recipe there ever was. First, basil is…

Start Seeds Indoors

I know, I know. You are itching to start gardening but warm weather is still weeks away. That’s OK–it’s almost time to start your seedlings indoors. Starting your garden plants from seeds gives you a greater variety of plants and it’s a great way to satisfy those gardening urges. Tomatoes Tomatoes are at the top…