Gardening

Everything You Need to Know About Growing Thyme — Herb Gardening 101

Thyme is such a big part of what summer smells like for me. Ornamental versions thrive and spread among the paving stones on my garden path, and the fragrant aroma is present with every step. Culinary versions, like French and lemon thyme, also dot my herb garden and grace my annual dried herb blend.

From classic Italian seasoning to herbs de Provence to a bouquet garni, thyme contributes a subtle, savory note that complements so many of my slow-simmered soups, stews, and roasted dishes.

It's also another perennial herb that doesn't need much extra care in order to enjoy year after year.

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12 Creative Ways to Preserve Sage — Herb Gardening 101

Sage is an intensely aromatic herb, and unlike its tender cousins — basil and parsley — its leaves are sturdy and resinous. Because of sage's powerful aroma and oily texture, a little goes long way, flavor-wise. The preserving possibilities are numerous, so we get to be creative with this potent perennial.

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Everything You Need to Know About Growing Sage — Herb Gardening 101

Mention the beautiful, hazy, pale green leaves of garden sage, and I immediately envision scenes in my grandmother's kitchen at Thanksgiving. Sage's pronounced pine-like aroma capitalizes on our most memory-evoking sense: smell. All I want at that moment is savory sage stuffing or sage-studded breakfast sausage to suddenly appear in my kitchen. I'd even settle for a sour cherry and sage bourbon smash.

The best part about growing sage is that you only need one of these incredibly easy-to-grow plants in your garden to enjoy its flavor throughout the year.

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Everything You Need to Know About Growing Sage — Herb Gardening 101

Mention the beautiful, hazy, pale green leaves of garden sage, and I immediately envision scenes in my grandmother's kitchen at Thanksgiving. Sage's pronounced pine-like aroma capitalizes on our most memory-evoking sense: smell. All I want at that moment is savory sage stuffing or sage-studded breakfast sausage to suddenly appear in my kitchen. I'd even settle for a sour cherry and sage bourbon smash.

The best part about growing sage is that you only need one of these incredibly easy-to-grow plants in your garden to enjoy its flavor throughout the year.

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Here Is Why Your Zucchini Plant Produces So Much — Ingredient Intelligence

If you've ever had a vegetable garden, particularly one that included a zucchini plant, you know how easy it is to get bogged down with a lot of zucchini — like pounds and pounds of zucchini — and how fast it can happen.

And if you are not familiar with this situation firsthand, just imagine a plant spitting out a constant stream of zucchini all summer long.

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These Charts Are Seasonal Guides to Vegetables, Fruits, and Flowers — Faith’s Daily Find 06.25.15

From the Garden Canvas Chart by Little Low

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The use of vintage school charts is a decorating motif that has popped up in the last several years. Do you know which ones I mean? They're big, oversized charts designed to be hung in a schoolroom, and to teach anything from soil profiles to cell mitosis to the biology of pollination. These vintage charts make for fun decor, but I just ran across these updated styles that are even cuter — and fabulous for the kitchen.

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