Author: Sachabegg

March 26, 2018 Sachabegg No comments exist

Cloves, Caryophyllus aromaticus Cloves are aromatic flower buds that grow on clove trees in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and India among other countries. The flower buds are harvested and laid out on mats to dry in the sun for about 3 days. Then they are sorted and sifted and brought to market. Cloves are a popular cooking…

February 21, 2018 Sachabegg No comments exist

Catnip – Nepeta cataria Catnip is a hardy perennial. It can grow from 3 to 5 feet tall! It likes full sun, and can tolerate dry conditions. Left to flower and set seed, it will seed itself all around the garden, and beyond it as well. It is a member of the mint family and…

January 29, 2018 Sachabegg No comments exist

Lemonbalm, Melissa officinalis Let’s talk about lemonbalm! Lemonbalm is a very aromatic perennial herb that likes lots of room to grow. It grows well in full sun or part shade, and it gets a bit wider each year. It is easy to divide in the spring. Just dig up the whole plant and cut it…

December 28, 2017 Sachabegg No comments exist

Horseradish, Armoracea rusticana A wonderful herb that packs quite a punch! I was given a small clump of horseradish to plant in my garden a few years ago. After a year, I decided I didn’t like where I had planted it, so I moved it about 2 meters to the right… Now I have two…

November 27, 2017 Sachabegg No comments exist

Cinnamon – Cinamomum zeylanicum Almost all of us are familiar with cinnamon. I remember eating it as a child. Making toast, spreading a decent amount of butter, and sprinkling cinnamon and sugar on it. Not the healthiest of breakfast foods, but at the time I thought I was getting ahead! Now it is a spice…