Thai Basil

Thai basil is one of the most fragrant herbs I have known. It is a gorgeous plant with brown flowers. Uses: I use it ofcourse in Thai noodles, Thai curries, also in my fig butter-Thai basil pizza. In India we Hindu Jains (believers of Jainism) use this plant branches for …

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Boxwood Basil

Boxwood basil has a stronger taste than Italian sweet basil. This year, I grew three kinds of basil: Boxwood, Italian Sweet, and Thai basil. Uses: You can use them in so many ways. I use it in pizzas, calzones, pastas, roasted potatoes, lasagna, and basil infused drinks. I like it …

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Rosemary

Rosemary is my favorite herb as it can be useful in several recipes. I use it in my pizza dough, scones, flat breads, pastas, roasted potatoes, and drinks. I purchased it from a farmers market and it is doing very well. Care: Water it generously almost everyday.

Lavender Plant

Here is a picture of my lavender plant. As I said in my earlier post I had no luck with this plant last year and it died, but fortunately it is growing very well this year. It is such a fragrant plant which can also be beneficial in baked goods …

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Cherokee Purple Tomato

This is one plant, which I believe is the most suitable one for container garden. One can also select Cherry tomato plant or other heirloom tomatoes. I got this plant in the form of seedling from the farmers’ market and I remember the farmer’s exact words for planting it in …

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2012 Patio Garden (Virginia Weather)

My Garden 2012  Moving to Virginia is really challenging for gardeners especially due to the constant t-storms, hurricane season, over heating summers, and extremely moist weather. I grew most plants as my 2011 Patio Garden, but some new ones I added were lavender, aloe vera, Thai basil, grape tomatoes, kale, and …

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