Vinegar has been used as a household cleaner for ages. Created by the fermentation of diluted alcohol products, vinegar features an acidity that makes it an amazing cleaner and disinfectant. However, it doesn’t smell that great. Use a few sprigs of rosemary from the garden and some lemon to create a lovely scented homemade cleaner!
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- Peels of 2 lemons
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 1 quart jar
Add all ingredients to your jar and let them rest for 10-14 days in a cool location to let the oils infuse. Once infusion is done, strain your ingredients and put the liquid into a spray bottle. If you prefer, you can keep the lemon and rosemary in the spray bottle.
Note: As with any acidic product, avoid using this cleaner on porous surfaces.
Need rosemary? Pick up a few plants here at the Greenhouse!
Grow A Grill Garden
The weather is warm and the sun is out! It’s grillin’ time, folks! Whether you’re grilling shish kabobs or burgers, herbs are key to adding a punch of delicious flavor to your meals. Plant a grill garden and enjoy mouthwatering dishes all summer long. Start with these flavorful herbs!
Thyme is the most versatile herb when it comes to grilling and works great with fish, poultry, and veggies. To successfully grow thyme, plant the herb in well-drained soil in an area that gets a lot of sunlight. Thyme can be planted with our next favorite herb, rosemary.
Rosemary is particularly tasty with chicken. The stalks can be used as tasty skewers for shish kabobs. Just like thyme, rosemary likes well-draining soil and oodles of sunshine. Be sure to give your plants room to grow as rosemary can grow up to four feet high and four feet wide.
Italian oregano is absolutely perfection when paired with veggies! Oregano loves well-draining soil and sunshine. For bushier plants, let your oregano grow to about four inches tall and then pinch or trim them. Regular trimming will increase branching and reduce legginess. When it comes to watering, water thoroughly and less often. If you’re container planting, water until it comes out of the bottom of your planter.
We have a great selection of herbs here at the Greenhouse. Stop by to pick up a few and visit us on Pinterest to try out a few delicious recipes!
Grow-Your-Own Pizza Garden
Pizza is delicious. Crispy crust, gooey cheese, and whatever toppings your heart desires. Make that pizza taste even better (and better even better for you) with fresh ingredients straight from your pizza garden!
What you’ll need:
- 4×4 garden bed (you can also use containers if you require mobility)
- Raised bed soil
- 1 Greek oregano
- 1 Sweet basil
- 1 Spicy Globe basil
- 2 Italian Parsley
- 1 Rosemary
- 22 Onions (you can use whichever onions you prefer for pizza)
- 1 Roma tomato (with cage)
- 1 Banana pepper (with cage)
- 1 Green Bell pepper (with cage)
Be sure to set up your garden in an area that gets enough sun (tomatoes and peppers thrive in full sun). Follow spacing on the plant labels. If the weather cools back down after you’ve planted your veggies (sometimes weather is unpredictable), simply place a terracotta pot over it to shield it from light frosts. Just remember to remove it after the weather warms up so that your plants get the sunlight they need.
Have fun and enjoy!
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