Herbs

Homesteading Herbs articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Chive Talkin’: Facts About Chives

When the colonists arrived on the shores of America, among the kitchen and medicinal herbs that crossed the ocean with…

3 weeks ago

Artemisia: Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

The genus of Artemisia, consisting of over two hundred mostly aromatic plants was named in honor of the sister and…

4 weeks ago

There’s Something About Rosemary

Just the name evokes mystery and romance. Its Latin name means literally "dew of the sea" and this herb has…

1 month ago

Preventive Medicine: What You Need to Know

  There is a lot of talk today about healthcare in America.  Why does it cost so much?  Am I…

1 month ago

Elder: Heirloom Herb and Source of Elderberry Syrup

The elder is a deciduous shrub of myth, legend, beauty, and usefulness.  In June through early July, the whole bush…

2 months ago

Fight Back! Save Money on Prescription Drugs

In 2007, Americans spent five times as much on prescription drugs as they did just six years earlier. In 2002,…

4 months ago

Cannabis 101

  Introduction to Cannabis Cannabis hasn’t always been a controversial substance. In fact, it wasn’t until the early twentieth century,…

4 months ago

Worth a Mint

  Mentha was a nymph who because of the love Pluto bore her, was metamorphosed by a jealous Prosperine into…

4 months ago

Designing an Herb Garden

  Herbs are easy to grow as most of them are generally undemanding, requiring just enough light and adequate soil…

5 months ago

Make Money with Specialty Herbs and Cut Flowers

If you are looking for another income opportunity for your homestead, consider selling specialty herbs and fresh cut flowers. …

6 months ago

Check Out These Seeds! Grow Hardy Plants and Preserve the Food Chain with a Seed Library

Grow Hardy Plants and Preserve the Food Chain with a Seed Library It occurred to me, as I was writing…

6 months ago

Facts About Basil: Herb Extraordinaire

  Basil, whether you pronounce it "bah-zil" or "bay-sil", Ocimun Basilicum is the most well-known of all herbs.  If only…

7 months ago