Thyme blog post

How to Grow Thyme!

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Thyme is an herb we grow a lot of. It grows into a beautiful perennial shrub that flowers and fills the air around it with a pleasant aroma.   How to Grow: Thyme can be planted indoors 6-10 weeks before your last spring frost and 2-3 weeks before your last spring frost. It can also be planted 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE […]

Spider Mites blog post

How to: Manage Spider Mites in Your Garden

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These mites are extremely small relatives of spiders. They are typically found on the undersides of leaves. An easy way to check for them is to place a sheet of white paper underneath the leaves and gently tap. If you see moving specks on the paper then you have a problem.   Treatment Options: Putting your beneficial insects to work is one of the best ways to help with spider mites! Releasing or attracting green […]

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How to Grow & Cook w/10 Different Herbs! (w/Lori Coats of My Raggedy Herbs) (recorded class)

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This video is a recording of a workshop we taught at the 2018 OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show with Lori Coats of My Raggedy Herbs about how you can grow and cook with your own herbs. Lori is an expert at knowing how to use culinary herbs to make things taste great and I’m excited to share her knowledge with you all!

We cover the following 10 herbs in detail: basil, chives, cilantro, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme.

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Exploring Mediterranean Herbs & Native Oklahoma Perennials at Prairie Wind Nursery

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I had a great opportunity to spend some time with Bill Farris at Prairie Wind Nursery in Norman, Oklahoma recently. I learned a lot about cooking herbs and native Oklahoma plants that do well in our extreme conditions and am excited to share what we learned! Bill has been specializing in Mediterranean herbs and native perennials for nearly 30 years and is full of great information. 

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FAQ – “I want to start growing food but I don’t know what to try first”

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One of the most common questions I receive is “What should I grow first?”. Here’s what I tell people our strategy was in response: Start with something you like and buy a lot of – We started with kale, spinach, lettuce. These items cost us $10 a week at the grocery store whenever we tried to eat healthy and I loved the idea of having unlimited salad greens in my backyard. I had a feeling it […]