Successful Herb Gardening for Beginners

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Successful Herb Gardening for Beginners

Post by Natalie » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:58 pm

Herbs have been around since time immemorial. Ever since, herbs have served different kinds of purposes. Herbs have been used to treat illness and also in cooking. They were even believed to have magical charms. Do you want to have your own herb garden? Here are a few ideas on how to establish an herb garden.

Plan you garden.

Consider the herbs you want to plant. Think about their types. Would you like annuals, biennials or perennials?

How much space will they occupy in your garden? If you want, you can purchase a book that can give you the right information on what specific plants you are planning to grow.

List or draw your garden on paper first. Separate the annuals from the perennials so when the time comes that you have to pull out the annuals, you won't be disturbing the perennials. Perennials can be planted on the edge of your garden so when it is time to till your garden; you won't have a hard time.

Another thing to remember is that you have to plant the tall ones at the back and the shorter ones in front. Also, provide your plants with enough space to grow. Proper position shall help you in this area.

Some Design Ideas

You can consider having a square 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 may also do the trick. You can lay it down on your garden and plant your herbs between its rungs. You can also choose to have a wagon wheel bed. Planting here is like planting with the wooden ladders. Plant your herbs in between the wagon wheel's wedges.

Get Your Plants Growing

Of course, different plants have different needs. This is the reason why you have to determine the herbs you want to plant in the planning stage. This can more or less help you find out how you should care for your plants. With starting seeds, remember its germination and soil temperature rules. If you see the seedlings sprouting, check the plants' air circulation, humidity and sunlight. When you see some leaves appear, allow proper spacing.

One of the plants that are easy to grow are herbs. You just have to provide them with an effective drainage, sunlight, enough humidity or moisture and fertile soil. Even with just minimally meeting these requirements they will be bound produce a good harvest.

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Re: Successful Herb Gardening for Beginners

Post by Nickolas » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:06 pm

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.

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Re: Successful Herb Gardening for Beginners

Post by NinaGood » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:16 am

Thanks for the precious guide! I am just on a garden planning stage, want to order all the necessary goods at . I must confess I am a complete noob when it comes to gardening, but I have huge motivation to plant everything by myself, to see them plants growing day by day.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
Great words! Absolutely agree!

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Successful Herb Gardening for Beginners

Post by Susanexcal » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:41 am

There is a LOT of lemon balm in one of the beds out front and I am planning to yank some it. I want that bed to be my herb garden so I don't mind a little but it is taking over

So before I decide how much to leave in there or relocate perhaps, what are some ways you use it?

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