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About theherbshack

Jennifer Shackleton is a soap crafter and greenhouse grower specializing in herb plants. Jennifer began cultivating her interest in plants and nature as a young child roaming the woods at her grandparents' farm near Rough River Lake in Kentucky. In 2005, she formed a business called The Herb Shack growing culinary and medicinal herbs in an environmentally friendly way. She uses organic growing practices on her plants and sells them in biodegradable pots instead of plastic containers. As an outgrowth of the greenhouse business, Jennifer has begun studying and experimenting with the use of herb plants. This blog is about my journey on growing the herb plants, getting to know them, and learning how to use them. Enjoy!

Dreaming of Gardens 2B

Smack dab in the gloominess…clouds, snow, clouds, rain, more clouds.  What happened to the sun and moon?  Thank goodness for the down time to dream up new gardens.  Not sure I will actually get to all these projects, but wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Herb Ally Challenge #1

Decorating the Journal Cover http://fieldoftansy.blogspot.com/2011/01/first-herbal-ally-challenge-decorating.html I chose to use a binder instead of a notebook/journal.  I guess this harkens back to my college days when I was required to create an organized binder for each music education class I took.  … Continue reading

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The Great Houseplant Census of 2010

Mr. McGregor’s Daughter suggested we have a houseplant census to see how many plants everyone has living inside.  I am a little behind getting mine organized, but it’s probably best so I didn’t skew her results.  I have an overabundance … Continue reading

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Lemongrass

Today I finally got around to dividing/propagating my lemongrass plant.  I dug it out of my herb garden over a month ago (before a hard freeze) and it has been living in a bucket ever since.  This post is about … Continue reading

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Windows of Opportunity

Windows of Opportunity As I write this blog, my “to do” list is a mile long.  Some days it just feels downright overwhelming and I feel like I’m spinning my wheels going nowhere!  To Do Lists on; closing down the … Continue reading

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