What To Plant In Your Herb Garden
May 27th, 2017
So you know that you want to start an herb garden, but now you are just concerned with what types of things you should be putting in it. You have a lot of great options when it comes to planting an herb garden, but here are a few basics that are going to help you get started.
Indoor or Outdoor?
The first decision that you are going to have to make is whether you want to have an outdoor or indoor herb garden. There are pros and cons to both, but basically when it is indoors you will be able to have it and care for it year round, whereas if you are planting it outdoors, you are only going to be able to have it during the warmer months.
Even if you live in a tiny apartment, you can still have a great herb garden indoors, but there are certain requirements that any herb garden is going to need in order to survive.
This includes proper containers for one. Clay and terracotta pots are great because they allow the plants to grow and strive but also because they are decorative and nice to look at. You also need to make sure that all of the herbs in your garden have proper drainage. Herbs require a growing medium with good drainage, otherwise when they are watered they may end up drowning.
You also need to take care in the sort of temperature and light that you give the herbs in your garden. You want to keep the plants away from areas that have varying temperatures, because this is not going to be healthy for the plants and may cause them to die even. Make sure that the plants are always receiving plenty of light, which you are going to need to make even more sure of in the winter months when there is little sunlight available.
There are grow lights that you can purchase for those times when there is little to no sunlight, so that your plants are not suffering as a result of it. These grow lights are pretty inexpensive and will offer the much needed light to your plants to help them grow.
You should rotate the plants if you have to, to make sure that they are getting enough light on all sides.
These are all great tips if you have an herb garden, to make sure that all the herbs in your garden are healthy and grow well for you.