GARLIC CHIVES This popular herb is easy to grow and a great addition to any garden. It is easy to differentiate between onion chives and garlic chives. Garlic chives have a flat, grass-like leaf, unlike the hollow leaf of its oniony cousin. Some info for those serious green fingers. Garlic chives/Allium tuberosum is indicative of … Continue reading 2 FLAVOURS ONE DELICIOUS HERB
Kon'nichiwa ( hello in Japanese ) is a way I remembered ( or not ) my experts identification of cochineal scale, found on our local prickly pears. Cochineal is a tiny red sucking insect that draws the fluid from pads of prickly pear. As they feed, they produce masses of a white waxy material as … Continue reading こんにちは
Pineapple sage (Salvia elegans) is an underrated herb in the garden. It doesn't need much attention, but has a lot to offer. It will grow up to five feet tall, and its bright leaves are a delicate shade of green all summer long. It produces slender, trumpet shaped red flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, … Continue reading Pineapple Sage
Coriander ( Coriandrum sativum), also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking.
Just read an article about the hottest chilli in the world, Dragons Breath, developed by Mike Smith a hobby grower from Wales. Also unpacked my backpack and realised I had two gifts of chilli pods with seeds from Homegrown Nurseries. The Dragons Breath has not been certified by Guinness World Records, but is in the process as … Continue reading The Official Hottest Chilli!
With the discovery of fire, early humans began to notice that aromatic smoke was produced by burning dried plants. As herbs, roots, resins and barks are changed from their physical form (of this world), they are changed by the element of fire into smoke (spirit world form). This transformation is evidence of the spirit within … Continue reading Sacred herbs and smudging
Echinopsis pachanoi, San Pedro cactus, Huachuma, Chuma, and Wachuma. Cactus of the 4 winds Buy San Pedro now This plant is native to areas of the Andean Mountains where extremes in temperature and altitude are experienced, affecting and influencing the growth of this green columnar cacti, which can stretch out half a meter per year … Continue reading San Pedro