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How To Grow An Herb Garden

Updated on July 10, 2011

Growing An Herb Garden

If you want to learn how to grow an herb garden, you probably love to cook. Cooking with herbs add a lot of flavor to your food. If you grow your own herbs you will always have flavorful herbs at your fingertips. You can use the herbs fresh from the garden or you can dry them and store for use later.

If you cook with herbs you will discover that fresh herbs should be added at the end of your cooking so the freshness of the herb is retained. Dry herbs are much more concentrated in flavor so they are used throughout the cooking process. In converting recipes for herbs you use about 3 times as much fresh herbs as you would dry herbs.

Types of Herb Gardens

If you want to learn how to grow an herb garden, you will need to know about the various types of herb gardens that you can grow. Determine your usage of your herbs. The most popular reason for growing herbs are for culinary reasons however many herb gardens are used to grow herbs for healing.

Think about the size of your herb garden. Do you want an inside herb garden that is small and easy to maintain or a larger one outside? The weather in your area will determine if you can have a year long outside herb garden. You can buy herb garden kits for indoor planting, you can plant your herbs in a windowsill herb garden or you can go all out with an outside herb garden.

How To Grown An Herb Garden: Indoor Herb Garden

An indoor herb garden is a great idea for small spaces. It is also great for making sure you have fresh herbs all year round. Make sure you grown your indoor garden near a southern window so it gets the most amount of light.

Seeds or seedlings can be used to grow your indoor herb garden. You can use decorative pots or containers to grow your herbs. You can also buy kits that will contain everything you need to grow the basic herbs you want for you to grow herbs for cooking.

When you harvesting the herb plants, cut the leaves from the top so encourage new growth. You should also snip off any flowers that may grow so that all the energy goes to the leaves and keeps them savory.

How To Grow An Herb Garden In Small Spaces

How To Grow An Herb Garden
How To Grow An Herb Garden

How To Grow An Herb Garden: Windowsill Herb Garden

Growing a windowsill herb garden is great if you have a limited amount of space. They are easy to maintain and convenient if you want to grow a windowsill herb garden, you want to place the herbs in a southern facing window. The window should be free of drafts and get approximately 5 hours of light per day.

You can plant your herb garden from seeds or you can buy already established plants at a garden nursery. Use individual pots for each plant or you can plant more than one herb in a container that is long and narrow.

When growing herbs in a windowsill herb garden, it is a good idea to choose plants that don't grow too high. Some good choices are basil, chives and parsley.

Windowsill Gardening

How To Grow An Herb Garden: Container Herb Garden

If you are learning how to grow an herb garden in a container you want to make sure that you use various herbs that requires the same kind of sunlight and water in the same container. Read the seed packets to see the growing requirements.

Use soil mix in the container, add the seeds for the herbs you want and water. If you are going for a decorative look you can also add some edible flowers to the container.

Outdoor Herb Garden

You can get really elaborate with an outside herb garden. You can design your herb garden so that it creates a pattern with the different types of herbs you grow.

An outside herb garden is not only functional but it it very decorative and fragrant. You can get all kinds of herbs in varying sizes and leaf types so your herb garden will look beautiful. Depending on the size you will want to draw out the pattern for your outdoor herb garden. You can use either seed or established plants for your outdoor herb garden.

Herb Gardening

Whatever kind of herb garden you choose to plant it is a fun hobby to do. You will have a source of fresh herbs for your cooking and you can enjoy the smell and sight of the herb plants also. Enjoy!

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