Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Earth-Friendly Garden Knowledge Jaunary Quz Results

Here's the answer to question 3 - True or False, Herbs are great in an organic garden, but some sre best grown in contaniers - TRUE!


What's a garden without herbs? Not only are they beautiful to look at and often delightfully aromatic, they're useful in the kitchen. It's one of the green gardener's great joys to be able to go right out to the kitchen door to pick a handful of fresh and tasty organic oregano for a spaghetti sauce, basil for a salad, or mint for a soothing tea.

Herbs are easy to grow. Most like plenty of sunshine and well-drained soil, but some-including wild ginger, mints and wintergreen-do well in shade; ask you nursery for a full list.

About the only caveat with herbs is that some will take over you garden if you're not careful. Mint is notorious for this, so it's best to plant it in a container. Never use any botanical poison on herbs, as you'll probably be eating them at some point.

Question and answer courtesy of the Sierra Club, Earth Friendly Garden Knowledge Cards

A congratulations to Meredith from South Carolina for answering the most January questions correctly!

Stay tuned for the February questions coming soon!

The Garden Goddess
http://www.down2earthgardens.com/

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