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Herbs Are Hardy and Easy to Grow

This garden was flourishing despite 4 months of neglect. This garden was started from the ground up as an organic garden.

Some of the strategies used in this garden include:

  • Lots of variety
  • Let the bugs eat a little, it will grow back
  • Attract benefical insects
  • Good foundation of nutrition for the plants, good soil and compost
  • Plant stuff during the season when the bugs aren't there
  • Incorporate lots of savory and medicinal herbs
  • Keep a few carnivoures nearby, cate, dogs, to keep away rabbits and other pests.

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HerbFest 2017 Dates are: April 21, 22 & 23 -  April 28, 29& 30,.



Click here for vendor application.  

The Wake Forest HerbFest Does Not Sell GMO altered plants.  We support local North Carolina growers.  Our perennial offerings are specific to Zone 7's here in the Piedmont areas of N.C.

  "What is different about Herbfest plants and most mass merchandisers or grocery stores?"  They are not genetically modified -- see this article by cardiologist on the connection of GMO foods and autoimmune disorder." 

Tentative HerbFest Schedule of Events (Subject to Changes)

Events are free, no admission charge, pets welcome, children on leash please :)

Vendors, free entertainment, enjoy historic downtown Wake Forest

Location:  525 South White Street, Wake Forest, N.C.  27587

Schedule of Events -  Subject to Whims & WEATHER:

Friday, April 21 , 9 a.m - 6 p.m..  - HerbFest Opens + Largest selection of Non GMO organic herbs, heritage tomatoes, heirloom vegetable plants & local grown perennials for our climate,

Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. -  Franklin Academy Day - Students from Franklin Academy High School will provide free activities for children including face painting and entertainment for attendees subject to weather.

       * 10 am - 2 pm  Free Kid's Face Painting - by Jamie Moore's High School Art Students

       * 11  a.m.- 1 p.m. 
Free Live music that will include the jazz band, two small combo groups, small choral groups and the rock band.  Led by Tony Robinson, Band Director FA High School

Sunday, April 23 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. -  Bring the family and enjoy the day.  Our Sundays tend to be very laid back and easy going so come on out.

Second weekend schedule below:

Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - New plants in stock so check to see the latest new arrivals.

Saturday, April 29 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. -

Sunday, April 30 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Last day to buy - come on out.

Herbs & Plants remaining are donated to various charities, schools, beautification projects.   Thank you for your support.







April 21-23 and April 28- 30, 2017 are dates of HerbFest 2017.

Certified organic grown from organic stock, non GMO, heritage/heirloom varieties herbs, vegetables, tomatoes, peppers and much more. Perennials are specific to our area, Zone 7 and also are locally N.C. grown.


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Herbs easy to grow



 Wonderful Container Garden Vegetable and Herb Ideas

Garden Anywhere, Anytime

You can have a container garden almost anywhere, just use your imagination.

Even on a boat a garden will flourish.

You can take your garden with you if you move around. For snowbirds, your garden could travel with you when heading South for the winter.



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What Kinds of Herbs and Vegetables Can You  Grow?

Alomost anything and  everything. Here is the short list. Use your gardening imagination to expand this list.

  • Collard Greens
  • Lettuces of all types
  • Basil 
  • Parsley
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  •  Rosemary
  • Peppers
  • Edible weeds
  • Edible flowers
  • Leafy greens of all types
  • Vining type plants like cucumber and sweet potato will do well, if they have room to sprawl.

The Joy of Micro Climates

Is one spot in your yard too hot or sunny? Or maybe too shady at certain times of the year, but not others?

Containers can be moved, during the day to catch more or less sun as meeded. Seasonal light may change as well, or perhaps a small greenhouse is needed in the winter. For those living in cold climates, moving plants indoors is sometimes needed for their survival.

A sprinkler can be set up and moved around as well to maintain proper moisture levels in the soil.

Re-Use Re-Purpose

Containers can be used over and over again as plants come the the end of their lifecycle. Add the old soil and plant to the compost. Fill the container with fresh compost and/or good organic potting soil.

Local Organic Herbs and Plants

You can start with pre-started plants from your local nursurey or Herb Festival. If you are lucky enough to live near Wake Forest, NC, you can check out the annual HerbFest.

 The herbs pictured to the left here traveled from HerFest in Wake Forest to St. Petersburg, FL. The plants enjoyed the ride. 

Many still flourish,  half a year after the trip.

I still have other plants from several years ago, still going strong.