Growing Tea Herbs for Fun or Profit

 


Article by: Barbara Adams

Growing herbs , How to Choose the Right Bulbs for Your Spring Flower Garden for tea can be either a pleasant hobby or become a market crop offered to customers in a variety of ways, giving them the opportunity to add healthy , How to Choose the Right Bulbs for Your Spring Flower Garden variety to their beverage menu, whether warming up in the morning with a fresh-picked brew, or sipping garden-grown iced tea on a summer , Weathervanes - Monitor your Wind Direction with Beauty! afternoon.

Humans and tea go back a long way. Black, green, , Wild Flower Garden - Yours to Design and Plan oolong and the rarer white , Science Can't Explain Everything! tea, which all come from an evergreen bush (Camellia sinensis) native to China and India, are popular worldwide. , Kirengeshoma palmata According to legend, tea drinking from this plant , Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies originated in China four to five thousand years ago, reaching Europe in the 1600s. Infusions of this plant , Front Yard Landscaping Ideas - How To And Care For Shrubs are considered "real" tea. For the purposes of this article, I'll casually call , Taming Your Outdoors infusions of any appropriate plant , Growing an Indoor Herb Garden Year-Round material for beverage purposes, "tea." Another couple of exotic plants , Growing an Indoor Herb Garden Year-Round out of Africa, Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) and Honeybush, have recently entered the worldwide , Lawn Care Business Owners - Don't Buy Yourself A Job tea market. Both are often grown sustainably and can be found in Europe and North America through fair trade from their native land of South Africa.

But herbal tea, grown from a variety of herbs, , Lawn Care Business Owners - Don't Buy Yourself A Job is also a well-established tradition worldwide. , Early Spring Garden Guide: What To Do In The Yard And Garden Now Such herbal tea was in use in Europe long before black tea arrived. Drinking herbal infusions is believed to date into prehistoric times. Even animals have been known to put specific plants , Ants! - 1,000,000,000,000,000 Invaders! into small water-holding areas and seemingly wait for infusion before drinking.

Some herbs , Lawn Mower Racing thrive in full sun, , Marjoram: The Herb of Happiness but others prefer partial sun , Small Garden Design - Creating Illusions Of More Space or even shade. Needing only moderate watering, their soil , Lawn Mower Racing calls for little or no fertilizer, and in fact should not be too rich as to cause excessive greenery that seems to dilute the aromatic oils. Each herb , Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies has its own special needs and specific plant , Lawn Care Business Owners - Don't Buy Yourself A Job parts that are used for tea and cooking (for tea, the leaves or flowers , Corylopsis (Winterhazel) - Spicata are most often used. However, roots, , Solar Garden Lights bark and berries are also harvested for herb , Small Garden Design - Creating Illusions Of More Space tea). The specific plant , Growing an Indoor Herb Garden Year-Round parts and detailed growing , Ants! - 1,000,000,000,000,000 Invaders! instructions are usually described with the purchase of the plant , How to Spring Flower Bulbs or in any good herbal book.

(c) 2006 Barbara Adams
Barbara Adams Author: Micro Eco-Farming: Prospering from Backyard , Constructing a Rock Garden to Small Acreage in Partnership with the Earth , Japanese Beetles - The Plain Truth About Traps... And A Tiny New Winged Hope! (New World Publishing) http://www.MicroEcoFarming.com

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