Herb Garden How To

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It’s no wonder herb gardening is one of the most popular forms of gardening. Herbs are not only used for flavor while cooking, but some herbs have been used to treat illness. They were even believed to have magical powers.  That’s why many people look for herb garden how to information and get pretty excited about growing an herb garden. That being said, here are a few ideas on growing herb gardens.

Planting Herb Gardens

Before you buy your herb garden seeds, carefully consider what type of herbs you want to plant, and how much room you will allow each herb to take up.  Some herbs are like weeds and will take over everything!

Also think about what types of herbs you will need when growing herb gardens.  Do you want annuals, biennials or perennials? You may have to test what works best for your space, but be sure to address this question and know what you’re buying so you don’t pull out something that would have come back next year.

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Before planting herb gardens, and especially square foot gardens, it’s a good idea to draw your garden on paper first.  Make notes or separate the annuals from the perennials so when the time comes to pull out the annuals, you won’t be disturbing the perennials. 

Many herb garden how to’s recommend planting Perennials on the edge of your garden so you can till it later without disrupting them.

Another thing to remember when planting herb gardens is to plant the taller plants at the back and the shorter ones in front.  Also, provide your herb garden plants with enough space to grow – as we said earlier.

When planting herb gardens, consider planting the more invasive herbs in herb pots. The pots best for herbs are the large containers with three or more outlets for the herbs. Fill the planter up to the first outlet and plant, and then continue filling and planting as you get to the next spaces. Make sure to plant the herbs that requires the most water in the bottom hole, while the variety that requires the least goes in the highest hole.

Herb Garden How To Design Ideas

Here are a few different ways of growing herb gardens:

  • Consider having a square foot garden herb bed.  You can have your square bed divided into four by two paths crossing at mid point measuring 3 feet.  You can border it with stone or brick. 
  • A wooden ladder can be used for climbing herbs.
  • When using herb garden seeds, that wooden ladder can also be laid down on your garden before you begin planting the herb garden, then plant your herbs between its rungs.
  • How about a wagon wheel bed for growing herb gardens? Lay the wagon wheel down and plant your herbs in between the wagon wheel’s wedges. 

Growing Herb Gardens is one of the easiest things to do. But as with other plants, you need to be aware of effective drainage needs, sunlight, humidity or moisture and fertile soil.  But even with just minimally meeting these requirements they will be bound produce a good harvest.