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How to Grow Basil

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The most common basil is sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum). Basil is a very aromatic herb and part of the mint family. This herb is well known and common in many different types of cuisines. Basil is believed to be originally from India and to have been in cultivation for 5,000 years. Follow the steps below on how to grow basil. …

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What is Catnip

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What is Catnip Catnip is an aromatic, perennial herb that belongs to the mint family. What is catnip used for? This is the herb that cats famously go crazy for! As for humans, it is commonly used to make tea. Catnip tea has a calming or relaxing effect. It is also used in traditional medicine and may be able to treat …

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What Are Chia Seeds

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What are Chia Seeds What are chia seeds? The seeds produced by the chia (Salvia hispanica) plant are the same seeds used for the Chia Pet products. Chia is native to Mexico and Guatemala. It is an annual herb and it grows up to 1 meter tall. Chia is a flowering plant that belongs to the mint family. It produces …

How to Grow Sweet Marjoram

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Sweet marjoram is very fragrant and the essential oil is used in perfumes. Leaves add a strong, spicy flavour to soups, sauces, stuffings, stews. Rubbing with fresh leaves before roasting improves all strong meats. The leaves become more intense with flavour when dried.  Will grow quickly, so pinch it back to encourage bushy growth. Grows 1 to 2 feet tall. Sweet …