Growing Herbs

Growing herbs is no more difficult than growing any other plant. No matter what you grow, gardening is therapeutic. Think of herbs as part of your veggie-scaping. Seed and plants are available at garden centers, nurseries, plant shops, herb growing friends or Free mail order catalogs. A number of plants can be grown from seeds, but if you require just one or two plants its is often more economical and certainly more easier to go buy them.

Most plants classified as herbs are hardy, easy to grow, practically immune to disease and pests, adaptable to many types of soil and growing conditions. Most herbs need at least five hours of sunlight a day.

When ready to plant your herbs, water the soil well before hand or soak the herb in a bucket for half hour or so, to ensure the soil and root system hold together well. Although herbs thrive better in the ground, with a certain amount of care and common sense you can grow them in pots either indoors or outdoors. The space needed by particular plants will dictate how many you can put in a planter. A meter long container can hold four or five low growing herbs such as sage, thyme, marjoram, and salad burnet, which will benefit from being well trimmed.

Herbs in a group of pots can provide a focal point and look more pleasing to the eye than the lonely specimen. They seem to enjoy each others company and thrive from that grouping. Herbs in pots are an excellent way to create different color schemes in small or large areas. A silver or moonlight garden would have artemisias, santolinas and curry plants: a golden garden would have lemon thyme, variegated sage, variegated lemon balm, calendula, lady's bedstraw, and nasturtiums: a blue garden would have hyssop, borage, catmint, rosemary, and sage.

Be Informed

Become well informed and use precaution before using any medical remedies. Always consult with your doctor before introducing anything new to your diet. The information presented on these is not intended to replace your Doctors advice.


Follow Us

Follow Me on Pinterest