How to Grow Flavorful Cardamom in Your Home Garden

Green cardamom pods still on the bush.

Looking to add a taste of the tropics to your garden? Consider growing green cardamom, the spicy, citrusy, minty spice that’s used to season Indian and Middle Eastern savory dishes, as well as delicious breads and pastries the world over. Learn more about growing this delicious spice now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Use Capers

Close up of of the purple, white, and yellow blooms of the caper bush, Capparis spinosa.

Looking for an intriguing edible plant with spectacular flowers that will astound the neighbors? Consider growing caper bush, a Mediterranean native whose preserved fruit makes a delicious addition to many dishes. Learn more about growing this tough beauty — and preserving the fruit — now on Gardener’s Path.

When and How to Harvest Caraway Seed

Close up of a caraway flower head with mature seeds ready for harvest.

Caraway is an aromatic herb that is entirely edible. Usually grown as a biennial, flowers yield to fruit in the second year. We call this fruit seed, and use it to flavor foods like classic rye bread. Read on and learn when and how to harvest the pungent seed for recipes and future crops, right here on Gardener’s Path.

How to Plant and Grow Ginger in Your Home Garden

Freshly harvested ginger with the green leafy tops still attached.

Ginger is a wonderful herb, but those who want to grow it run into a dilemma: it’s a tropical plant! Can you grow it in colder climates, even throughout winter, for culinary use? Read on, and you’ll find that it’s not so hard – with the right techniques, this can be a tasty and rewarding pastime.

How to Grow Chives, and Why You Need To

The frame is filled with blooming green chives with pink and purple flowers.

Chives are a must for any gardener. They’re beautiful, edible, low-maintenance butterfly magnets. And these hardy perennials are sure to return year after year. From the kitchen windowsill to a formal border to a rustic cottage garden, chives offer the best of both form and function. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.