So, How Much Water Does Lettuce Need?

Three Heart and Romaine lettuce planted six weeks prior

One of the simplest, yet also the most deceptively complex, factors you have to get right when taking care of your plants is watering them. All plants need water, of course! How hard can it be? Well, considering that every species of plant needs a different amount of water and other requirements, and also considering … Read more

So, Is Goldenrod a Weed?

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Depending on who you ask, goldenrod is either a beautiful, shimmering sight growing in waves across a field, or an unholy menace that chokes out other plants and causes rampant allergies when it blooms, which is often and for a long time. This is certainly one of the more divisive wild plants out there, and … Read more

How to Grow Chamomile in Your Garden

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Bright like daisies, and healthy for the body, Chamomile belongs to the Asteraceae family which is the name for several daisy-like plants. This charmer blossom is grown mostly in Europe, Western Asia, and other countries with accommodating soil and they are considered to be a key ingredient in herbal teas. Chamomile is popular in the … Read more

Wild Lettuce – Everything You Need to Know

Nature has a way of offering amazing benefits in not-so-pretty packaging. Wild lettuce blends in with nearly any bed of weeds or forest ground, but offers a wide variety of benefits that can be mixed into salads, added to tea, and harvested for the latex-like sap. A great herb for preppers and homesteaders alike, wild … Read more

How To Grow Tarragon in Your Garden


Tarragon (Artemisia Dracunculus) is a super addition to any herb garden if your growing conditions permit. There are different types of tarragon, Russian, Mexican and French. It’s not a great looking plant, but it is hardy and a sophisticated addition to your kitchen herb garden. Commonly grown to use as a herb because of its … Read more

How To Grow Goldenrod

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Goldenrod is largely thought of as an annoying weed that makes you sneeze in the United States. But in Europe, this edible and naturally healing plant is cultivated alongside more conventional garden plants for its beauty. There are 130 different species of goldenrod, all of which can be foraged and used in wildcrafting home remedies. … Read more

How To Grow Chicory Step by Step


Chicory plants are often foraged in most regions of the United States as a wild edible and medicinal. But, if they do not happen to grow where you live because of either the climate or urban environment – or simply because you want more chicory plant than you can find, it is quite feasible to … Read more

Top 20 Ironweed Uses You Should Know

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Ironweed is not the nuisance weed many rural folks think it is, not by a long shot. The beautiful purple weed that flourishes in horse pastures and fields offers a bounty of medicinal benefits. The wildflower possesses antiseptic properties, and has a somewhat bitter taste. For centuries, ironweed has been used to treat a plethora … Read more

How to Grow Marigolds in Your Garden

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A gorgeous member of the daisy family, marigolds are herbaceous annual flowers that are easy to grow and even easier to enjoy. Marigold flowers were used by the ancient Romans to signify the start of the new moon cycle, and have historically been used in religious ceremonies as well as for culinary and commercial purposes. … Read more

How to Sow, Grow and Harvest Lettuce

A member of the daisy family, lettuce is an annual plant, and one of the easiest crops to grow in your garden. Not only will you be able to grow exciting varieties that cannot be found in grocery stores, but lettuce also makes a fantastic edging and ornamental plant, adding an extra dimension of color … Read more