Herbs are a beautiful mixture of beauty for a home garden. Well, if you belong to the group where you want to tuck your herb right into the planting area, think again! Nevertheless, all you need is a 4-foot-square plot to get the perfect herb garden that will help to add delicious flavour in your dinner and you can also freeze or dry them out for later timing.
It is not a very tough job to start a herb garden. You are going to need to do a lot of digging than planning for the herb garden in general. Along with that, you are also going to have a lot of time to savour all the fruits.
Time to start with the basic steps of having your own herb garden.
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How to prepare your own herb garden?
Start with choosing the herbs
- There are three different kinds of herbs and that is annual, perennial, and biennial.
- Include all the herbs that you want in your herb garden. If you prefer fresh or dried herbs, then do research on these plants to see if you can grow them.
- Time to focus on what your members love. If they are a pizza fan, go for Basil, Thyme, Oregano. Plant Cilantro, Lime Basil, and Tarragon for Mexican flavours. For Asian flavours, go for Lemon Grass, Mint, or Cinnamon Basil.
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Choose the site
Find the needs of your herbs that you want to grow in your herb garden. If the herbs get the right conditions for growing, they are going to give you herbs that are full of flavours.
- Herbs for Sun: Chamomile, Lavender, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, and Cilantro.
- Herbs for high shade: Lemon Balm, Mint, Chervil, and Parsley
- Herbs for moist areas: Bergamot, Angelica, and Mint
- Herbs for gravelly soil: Thyme, Lavender, and Rosemary
Get the soil ready
When you are planting in a new area, make sure to clean the soil by removing all the unwanted plants. Herbs, in general, need soil that is well-drained. If you mix organic material like peas moss right in the soil, then it will help in making the soil more fertile and will improve the soil drainage.
This is the final thing that you have to do for your herb garden. It totally depends on the herbs that you want to grow whether you need herb seeds or seedlings. As you begin with your herb garden, make sure to put the tall plants right at the back for the smaller ones to bloom in the front.
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