Herb production: Chamomile – way more than a pretty flower

German chamomile is seen as a weed in the Mediterranean, but in other parts of the world it can boost farm earnings. CHOOSING A CULTIVAR German chamomile is considered a weed in the Mediterranean, but here it is producing good-quality essential oil. Not all varieties are suitable for high-quality oil…

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Herb production: Fertilisation and pest control for garlic

Best known as a culinary herb, garlic is also renowned for its medicinal properties. These tips will help you achieve production success. Garlic cultivars differ in taste, length of storage, colour, size, number of cloves per bulb and suitability for cooking. The South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries…

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Herb production: An introduction to growing your own herbs

Herbs are easy – and inexpensive – to cultivate. If you’ve never planted herb species before, start small with 4 or 5. If you have too many, you could struggle to maintain them. It’s useful to research each herb beforehand: “See if it’s suited to your daily needs. Otherwise they…

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Your library for herb production

Here’s a collection of our articles on producing your own herbs. An introduction to growing your own herbs Herbs are easy – and inexpensive – to cultivate. Chamomile – way more than a pretty flower German chamomile is seen as a weed in the Mediterranean, but in other parts of…

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