Every Tuesday we cover the uses and qualities of our edible Click & Grow plants. This week we’ll look at Lemon Balm.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) originates from Europe and it has been cultivated in the Mediterranean region for around 2000 years. The plant is widely known for its health benefits. For example, it’s known that Charles V, the King of France in the 14th century, drank Lemon Balm tea every day to stay in good health.
Every Tuesday we cover the uses and qualities of our edible Click & Grow plants. This week we’ll look at Thyme.
Interestingly, there are a number of theories as to the origins of the name thyme. Most agree that its derived from the Greek word thumos or from the Latin fumus which both mean smoke. The association with smoke probably comes from the fact that thyme was used in sacrifices or from the plants fragrant odor, which is often tied with the word fumigate.
What we do know is that thyme originates from the Mediterranean area and in ancient times, thyme was appreciated for its antiseptic properties. For example, Greeks used it as a fumigant while Egyptians made use of its qualities in the embalming process.
Starting from today, every Tuesday we’ll create a blogpost with the uses and qualities of our edible Click & Grow plants. This week we’ll look at the amazing basil.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a culinary herb originating from India. In India, basil is considered a holy herb and is planted near the entrances of temples and even sacrificed to gods. Basil is prominently featured in Italian cuisine and also very popular in the Northeast Asia cuisine of Taiwan and the Southeast Asian cuisines of Indonesia and Thailand.
After posting a picture of Martin’s (our production manager) painted nettle on our Facebook wall, several people contacted us with questions how the plant grew so viable and beautiful. [Martin’s viable and beautiful painted nettle] As we are interested in providing the best possible smart gardening experience to our customers, we’ll share a couple of easy tips on how to the get the most out of your painted nettle. Find a spot with good light conditions Good light conditions are essential to growing a viable plant. Overall, we recommend that Click & Grow plants get at least 6-8...