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Learn About Varieties of Herbs - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
Organic Living - Learn about Varieties of Herbs
I have a lot of herbs in my garden and some of my favorites are majoram, thyme, oregano, chives, tarragon and basil. I have three different kinds of basil in my garden. I have the purple ruffles basil, which actually, basil is a companion plant to tomatoe, so I like to put a basil plant next to every tomatoe plant. Somehow they help each other under the soil and they both grow better next to each other. An this is a Genovese basil.
I also have tarragon here. This is a good example of how fresh herbs can look when you pick them right out of your own garden. The reason herbs are easy to grow is many of the are perennials, that means you only have to plant them once, you trim them back at the end of the season and they come up religiously next year again and again and again. So I have only ever bought only one tarragon plant. I put it in the first year that I have lived here and this is now going on four years. The plant is just as healthy as when I first planted it.
Chives is another perennial. That if you trim it back all the way to its base it will just come right back. So for example, this, I would trim all the way down to the bottom and then I would just wait for some new ones to come back. I would take maybe half of them away and allow the half that I have chopped away to come back before I chop the other half. The flowers of the chives are edible. You can actually put these in salad and they smell and taste just like chives, but they are pretty. So imagine putting that in your salad. Kind of like confetti. It's pretty and it's edible.
This is boretch. This is a companion plant to tomatoes and strawberries and the blossoms taste like cucumbers. But they also attract bees like crazy and this is great for pollination. This is a wonderful plant to plant for attacting bees. So if you are not getting good pollination of your zuccini, plant some boretch next to it.
This is thyme. Isn't it beautiful? It is starting to send out flowers now, which means it will need to be trimmed. But, this plant grows without having to replant it. It keeps just coming back every year. And I do prune it down to just knobs if it looks pretty dried out and you just see it come back when its time to regenerate. Thyme is really good in a recipe that I do to roast tomatoes. So I just sprinkle some of the leaves on some cut tomatoes along with some balsamic vinegar, olive oil and garlic. The leaves impart this incredible flavor and aroma to the roasted tomatoes.
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Ninja Sex Party is back with our first fully-animated music video about space monsters boning each other! YOU HEARD US.
Written, performed, and musically composed by Ninja Sex Party
Animated by Six Point Harness
Oh hey. Did I ever tell you all about the time that Ninja Brian and I saved the world from super monsters? Yeah, that's a thing that happened. So please, pay attention. I'm talking to you, Doug. Jesus.
It's the middle of the day, but darkness falls on the city
It's the shadow of a giant cybernetic death kitty
And on the other side of town, something rages down the path
If you had a lisp you'd know it's kicking theriouth ath
Mortal enemies since the early days of yore
We're just collateral damage in their giant-ass war
They rumble, battle, tussle, and then do a cocky strut
They both know they're kicking earth right in its planetary nuts
Not a single human being can survive in their vicinity
It's kind of like Godzilla squared but also times infinity
Me and Ninja Brian were just chillin at our place
When we got a frantic call from the President of Space
Saying "You're the only hope to save billions of lives!"
I said "I'm making baked potatoes and I'm about to add the chives
We could be there in an hour if we really really tried"
But we didn't, so they ate France. Sorry if you died.
Rhinceratops vs Superpuma
Giants from the sky with no sense of humor
Everyone's in danger from their massive-ass brawl
One shat on Minneapolis, the other St Paul
Rhinoceratops vs Superpuma
I am pretty sure that they just pissed on Cuba
I would be lucky if I lived to see dawn
They killed a million people and they just stepped on my lawn
FUCK! I just had that resodded. That's gonna be like 25 dollars...at least. Dammit!
A couple hours later NSP hit the scene
We know we could have been there sooner but we stopped for ice cream
"Where have you been?" screamed the president. "We're all under attack!"
"I had a craving for pistachio, get off my fuckin back."
Brian busted out a keyboard, and I grabbed my blue bass
Someone said "What are you doing?" so we punched him in the face
Superpuma was a girl, Rhinoceratops a dude
We knew that all we had to do was get them in the booty mood
We rocked so hard it put the monsters in a trance
And they leapt up on each other in a frenzy of romance
I was immediately sorry that they weren't wearing pants
Now I cant forget the sight of Superpuma getting lanced
When the sex was over they took off into the skies
All the world screamed "NSP! You are super awesome guys!"
So we finished off the night with an amazing rock show
Then Brian stabbed a random guy while I got laid twice in a row.
Rhinoceratops vs. Superpuma
Life on Earth survived, but that was kind of screwed up
Everyone's rejoices, stupid Doug shouts "Hooray!"
Doug you suck, but that's a story for another day
Rhinoceratops vs. Superpuma
I think there's a lesson here that needs reviewal
Choose sex over murder even if you're from the stars
Or you might kill a planet and also scratch my car
Son of a BITCH!...I'm gonna have to lightly buff that out. Also, that's definitely space rhino jizz on my porch.