One garden that is grown by many folks is the herb garden; it can thrive in most places. Herbs are used for a variety of reasons, ranging from adding flavor when cooking, aroma and its restorative powers; with hundreds of types to choose from. The variety of herbs you will raise will probably depend on how you wish to use them and the weather conditions you experience. After reading this article, you should be well armed with some facts that will help you create the ultimate herb garden.
If space is an issue, consider a container garden. They are easy to take care of and a good option. Container gardens have a lot of benefits. If you have your herbs on a deck or patio, for instance, and the weather turns nasty, it’s an easy matter to bring them indoors. Pest control isn’t a big chore if your plants are in containers. You can easily move your plants around and arrange them to suit you, or to keep them away from one another. Herbs aren’t really particular about the type of container you plant them in. You can use many interesting containers to make your herb garden unique, or you can use regular clay pots. The materials the pots, or containers, are made out of can be just about anything. Cottage cheese cartons, cut up milk cartons, pottery coffee mugs have all been used successfully. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that if you plan to move your containers around, it’s best not to choose a very heavy material. If you like to drink tea, you may want to start a tea herb garden. This will be made up of any herbs that can be used to make tea and there are so many of those. A lot of teas taste great and have medicinal properties and growing your own herbs for them isn’t just satisfying, it’s a great way to save some money. If you are a tea drinker it can cost you lots of money to buy lots of different types of tea in the store but if you grow them yourself the cost is much less. You can choose to grow anything from a fully fledged herb garden to just growing in a couple of containers that sit on your window sill. It all comes down to the amount of space you’ve got and how ambitious you are feeling. Do some research into which kids of herbal teas you want to have most and then plant some seeds.
When you begin by making a plan, you will have an easier time keeping your herb garden organized. As long as you really want a garden for some herbs, and you know why, then you need to know if you want them in pots or in the ground, and whether the sun will shine on them long enough, or if you even have enough space.
You have many choices of what your garden should look like, since you can even add flowers or vegetables. Most herbs require six hours of light as a minimum, even though different plants have different needs. You might need to find some of the herbs that do better in the shade, if your garden can’t fit this condition. Planning your herb garden considering some of these things, will help you do it right.
Your herb garden can be a family project, or it can be done by you without any help. Even gardeners who have many years of experience, can get satisfaction out of an herb garden, but it is the best way for a beginner to start. A tradition that anyone can enter into at anytime, is growing plants, of which herbs are some of the best liked.