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How to Grow Eryngium

Eryngium Seeds
5 Nov

Known as Sea Holly as it thrives in the sandy, well drained soil near seashores. The seeds of Eryingium can be tricky to germinate, but if you follow our How to Grow Eryngium instructions, you should have good success. General Good drainage is fundamental to growing this plant. Latin Eryngium planum Family: Apiaceae Difficulty Somewhat…

How to Grow Eucalyptus

How to Grow Eucalyptus from Seeds
5 Nov

This would-be gum tree is usually grown as an annual. It’s peculiar round leaves are the perfect grey-blue colour to add contrast to cut flower bouquets. With enough protection from winter extremes, it will grow to 7m (22′) tall. Here are some tips on how to grow Eucalyptus from seeds: Latin Eucalyptus cinerea Family: Myrtaceae…

How to Grow Sisyrinchium

Sisyrinchium Seeds for Organic Growing
2 Nov

Grow Sisyrinchium once, and the common name of Blue-Eyed Grass will make complete sense. The leaves of this low growing perennial are quite grass-like, and in summer it comes alive with very delicate blue flowers that seem to appear out of nowhere. Below are some top tips on how to grow Sisyrinchium from seeds. General…

How to Grow Mexican Tarragon

This fast-growing member of the marigold family can be started indoors or by direct sowing in the garden. Learn more about how to grow Mexican tarragon in the useful guidelines below. Latin Tagetes lucida Family: Asteraceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Season: Warm season Exposure: Full sun Zone: 8-10. Timing Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before…

How to Grow Liquorice

Liquorice Seeds
2 Nov

The roots of this shrub have been harvested for centuries as a medicine and flavouring for sweets. Liquorice is easy to grow and manage once it is established, but it should probably be left to grow for three years before the first harvest. Find out more about how to grow liquorice from seed in the…

How to Grow Cumin

Cumin Seeds for Organic Growing
2 Nov

Cumin is used in nearly all cuisines of the world. It is commercially grown in North Africa and West Asia, but if it’s given a head start and a warm summer, it will be productive in gardens as cool as Zone 4. Before it produces its strongly aromatic seeds, its flowers will attract a host…

How to Grow Caraway

Caraway Seeds
1 Nov

Grow caraway for its intensely scented seeds or as a parsnip-like root vegetable. It will manage in partial shade, but grow in full sun if harvesting the seeds is the intent. Caraway will thrive in nearly any reasonable soil, but if grown as a root crop, take some time to cultivate deeply as you would…

How to Grow Sesame

How to Grow Sesame Seeds
26 Oct

Sesame is commercially produced in desert settings, so when we say it’s drought tolerant, we really mean it. In fact, this is really the key to success with sesame seeds, as we will outline in the following guide on how to grow sesame from seed. Sesame is a tropical annual herb that grows to about…

How to Grow Horseradish

Horseradish Seeds
11 Oct

Horseradish belongs in the perennial food garden. Once the plants are established, they can be harvested at any time of the year, and the flavour is particularly good in winter, when cold temperatures bring out a sweetness in the roots. Here’s our guide to how to grow horseradish from seeds: Latin Armoracia rusticana Family: Brassicaceae…

How to Grow Meconopsis

Himalayan Poppy Seeds
29 Dec

This is a challenging plant to grow, even for experienced and professional gardeners. With other kinds of poppies, one can just sprinkle the seeds and a few weeks later, like magic, the flowers appear. This is not the case with Meconopsis, which is considered difficult to germinate and grow. The plant is native to shady,…

How to Grow Nepeta Catmint

A relative of catnip in the mint family, catmint does not trigger the kitten-like behaviour in cats the same way catnip does. Although cats might graze on Nepeta leaves and flowers, it tends to not make them go crazy afterward. Latin Nepeta subsessilis Family: Lamiaceae Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Season: Warm season Exposure: Full…

How to Grow Culantro

Culantro Sawtooth Herb Seeds
8 Nov

Learn how to grow culantro in the home herb garden for a never-ending supply of sharply flavoured leaves. This herb is so widely used around the world that it goes by many names: Shado beni, chardon béni, bandhaniya, samat, alcapate, cilantro de monte, cinlantro habanero, Mexican coriander, sneki wiwiri, and so on. You might find…