Now is the Time,
Kerby's is the Place

 October 30, 2014   

Fresh herbs will make all
of your recipes even better..
As October rolls to an end, it is time to start thinking about one of our favorite holidays of the year. Thanksgiving. Every family has their own Thanksgiving traditions and their own way of giving thanks, but almost everyone's tradition includes some sort of a meal. And there is no better way to create fresh, delightful Thanksgiving dishes than with herbs straight out of your garden. If you don't have anything planted, don't fret, you've still got time to get a beautiful garden started and if you want to hear our tips and tricks for growing great herbs, come on out to Kerby's this Saturday at 10am for the Herb Gardening Workshop. It's fall and the weather couldn't be better. It is definitely time for fun in the garden.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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Sat, Nov 1st at 10am

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The cool season in Florida isn't complete without some beautiful violas, or johnny jump-ups. Cute little flowers jump out of your garden throughout the cool months adding bright, happy color. The variety pictured is Penny Denim, and we also have Penny Mickey. If you like a larger flower, then check out some cool pansy varieties like Matrix Morpheus and Colussus Neon Violet.



Let's Get Herbal
So after you've attended the Herb Workshop this weekend and learned how to grow beautiful herbs, what do you do with them? Below are some ideas for using those delicious and useful fresh herbs that you've grown.

Bath Thyme - Use fresh garden herbs to create an aromatherapy bath that will relax and refresh you. Infuse oil with lavender, rosemary or lemon grass ahead of time and simply add to hot bath water. Or, pick a handful of fresh herbs at bath time, crush to release the oils and add to the bath. You can also put freshly crushed herbs in a sachet before throwing them in the water to keep the leaves from getting caught in the drain. However you choose, sit back, relax and let the fresh fragrances lift your stress away.


Make it Spicy - Of course the most popular use for fresh herbs is cooking, and what dish wouldn't taste better with oregano or basil from your garden instead of dried up old leaves! Crush or chop herbs just as you are about to use them so that the oils are released in your dish.



Healing - One of the oldest uses of herbs is not for their flavor and spice, but for their healing powers. Many of these remedies have been used since ancient times. Next time you have a headache or stomachache, try a freshly infused herbal tea instead of grabbing pills from the medicine cabinet. Below is a list of some common herbs and the healing properties they have.

Basil - can help alleviate kidney problems, as well as soothe anxiety.
Chamomile - also calms nerves and settles the stomach.
Fennel - helps detoxify the body and restore normal stomach function.
Parsley - is a blood builder and full of vitamins.
Sage - is antibacterial and antiviral. Great for treating colds and sore throats.
Thyme - is a powerful antiseptic.
Catnip - soothes a cough or cold.
Dill - makes a powerful tea for stomach or intestinal issues.
Rosemary - is a food preservative and digestive aid.

Upcoming Events



Workshop: Herb Gardening

Saturday, November 1st at 10:00 am

Come out and see how delicious gardening can be. We'll talk about growing herbs, how to use them and share some recipes. Yummy.


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Seffner, FL 33584
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