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Shiso plant

Shiso Plant: Tasty Asian Mint Relative

The shiso plant, sometimes called the beefsteak plant, is a common seasoning in Asian cuisine. We explore this species and how to grow it!

Curing garlic

Curing Garlic For Long-Term Storage

Curing garlic is an essential element of the harvesting process. Here, we explore all methods used to cure hardneck and softneck varieties!

Nutmeg tree canopy

Nutmeg Tree: Growing Two Tropical Spices

Warm climate gardeners can grow and enjoy the tropical nutmeg tree… and get both nutmeg and mace as a result! We explain how to do it.

Elephant garlic

Elephant Garlic: Super-Sized Alliums

Growing elephant garlic gets you gargantuan cloves of mild garlicky goodness. We discuss all you need to know in this in-depth growing guide!

Lemon balm plant

Lemon Balm Plant: Lemon-Scented Herb

The lemon balm plant produces lemon-scented leaves with a hint of mint. We discuss growing this warm-season herb in your garden!