Monday, January 31, 2011

Herb of the Week - 01/31/2011

Common Sage is the herb for this week. I discovered that Salvia and "Sage" are derived from the Latin salvere ("to save"), referring to the healing properties long attributed to the various species. So, not only is it delicious in stuffing and sauce, but has recently been found helpful in management of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Very cool stuff!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Herb of the Week - 01/24/2011

This weeks herb is Rosemary! One of the most popular and easy to grow herbs around. Great for landscapes, cooking and as a wonderful bee attractor. This plant has something for everyone!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Herb of the Week - 01/17/2011

How sweet it is! Stevia is the Herb of the Week. Stevia is gaining in popularity for it's use as a sweetener. In our area it's primarily grown as an annual. Stevia likes sun and isn't too picky about soil conditions. Use the leaves to sweeten your ice tea!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Herb of the Week - 01/10/2011

This weeks herb in the spotlight is Coriander . Most commonly referred to as Cilantro in the US, which I learned is from the Spanish translation.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Seeds are purchased!

After months of pondering whether THIS was going to be the year to revive Erin's Urban Herbs, it came down to a gut feeling...Just do it! It is a labor intensive business, but in the end it makes me happy.
Today's activity of purchasing seed is like an all-in in poker. Once you press "Submit Order" there is NO turning back.
I spent hours researching prices and available herb seeds from two different companies. In total, we purchased 27 distinct herbs and 43 varieties. I'm happy with the selections and look forward to watching my babies grow. Come around February my house will be dirty with seed starter and glowing with artificial light.