How To Grow Herbs At Home
January 24, 2012
These guidelines can be used to help you select the most suitable, and begin growing herbs at home.
Purchase herbs according to the type of cooking that you do
If a plant goes to seed, leave it for a couple of weeks (if you have the space) and shake the seeds free prior to removing it. You should get some new plants next season.
If you have limited space or want to test how you go growing herbs – my “must have” herbs to plant are: Basil, Thyme, Rosemary and Parsley. They will each grow equally well in pots as they do in a garden bed.
In my Herb Patch I have planted: thyme (2 varieties), rosemary, parsley (2 varieties), lemongrass, sage, tarragon, chilli, coriander, basil (2 varieties, 3 plants), chives, and oregano, and some little pretty flowers hidden at the back of the patch. I also have a couple of pots with spearmint, mint and vietnamese mint and a few more basil plants in my vegie patch near the tomatoes.This guide is based on the steps I completed when I set up my own herb patch.
The guide is based on what I have planted in the lead up to Summer in Melbourne Australia. There may be different care requirements in different weather zones.
I would love to hear what herbs you are growing in your garden.
If you have any questions about your herb garden feel free to ask me by using the comments below.
I will do my best to answer the question, or find out the answer if I don’t know it.
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