When thinking of gardening, cooking, eating healthy, one cannot get away from the beauty and necessity of herbs. Regardless of your goal- to grow healthy food for you and your family, to attract butterflies, to make your gardens beautiful or to simply delight your senses- herbs fit the bill. For the most part, herbs are… Continue reading Herbs: An Overview
One of the BEST things about living on the island is that we can pick up the grandkids and head to the water. We don't have to stay long, but it always refreshes my soul. Did you know that ice cream trucks come to the beach? When this one heard that music, she got right… Continue reading Island Life & Ice Cream
If you are looking for local eats with a Cajun flair- Leo’s Cajun Corner is the place! You know you are in the right kind of place when you pull up and you can see the smoker going and wood piled all around. This shop is small but packs big flavor. They offer ribs, brisket,… Continue reading Leo’s Cajun Corner
"What's your favorite herb?" This is probably the question I am asked most often. I couldn't pick a favorite herb- possibly a Top 10 list, but never a favorite. Rosemary is an herb that would ALWAYS be on this list and very likely in the #1 spot. The reasons are many- from ease of growing… Continue reading 5 Reasons Rosemary Should Grow In Your Garden
In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November. Rose G. Kingsley Fall is the best time of… Continue reading A Poem About Fall
“Regard your soil as the living, breathing entity it is- to be nurtured, fed and sustained.” – Peter Fossel Soil is the Soul of your Garden! It doesn’t matter what you plant or where you bought your plants or seeds, if your soil isn’t healthy- you will not be successful. Soil may not be… Continue reading Feeding Your Soil- 101
Of all the plants we have sold over the years, herbs definitely draw the most attention. And for good reason, the uses are too many to list, most are extremely hardy, and they are beautiful. For a beginner gardener, herbs are a great place to start because of the ease of growing. Before I get… Continue reading How To Choose Herbs For The Garden
Have you wondered where I have been? Have you wondered what I have been up to? Maybe, or maybe not. You may have read my post on my facebook page, that we were relocating to Galveston, Texas or you might not have seen that, and lets be real- you might not have cared! But just… Continue reading Introducing: Herb & Sea Home
Now is the time! September is garlic planting time in Texas!
As we get out and about now selling our herbs a Farmer’s Markets and Garden Festivals, I am frequently asked if I have any garlic. When I ask questions to clarify just what the customer is looking for, I am surprised that they are looking for seedlings so that they can grow their own Garlic. How marvelous! Just one problem…
If you want to grow garlic in Texas you need to plant is in September, the same with strawberries- but that is a whole other blog and soapbox. Once planted in September, the bulbs will sprout and grow all winter long then in June or so, the tops will start to turn brown and it is time to harvest. Yes, no matter where you live garlic takes that long to grow. But, it is so worth it and it really is easy.
To get started, you will need something to…
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"She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead." A.A. Milne I have always loved dandelions. Blowing the seeds was a wonderful pastime when I was a child. Little did I know that I was spreading the love- dandelion love. Now I love dandelions for a… Continue reading The Dandelion