HERBS GARDENING BEGINNER GUIDE

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Herbs are easy to grow, and the process is very similar to vegetable gardening. You can easily start growing herbs in pots while you need proper ground space in the case of plants. If you plan to begin herbs gardening, all you need is a little sunshine, fertilizer, soil that drains the most, and water.

Growing herbs for beginners in small pots or containers are ideal for vertical gardens or windowsills. Some herbs are quick to harvest as we use the leaves than other plants and fruits, which consume more time to be harvest-ready.

Different types of herbs are available. One of them is Self-seeding or Perennial herb. While the other one is one which spread by roots.

Things you need to plant Herbs

The main things you are going to need while planting herbs are:

  • Large (clay or plastic) Pots or containers typically 8″ to 18″ in diameter (to make extra room for the herbs, it is good that you combine several herbs into a single container that have the same watering requirements)
  • Good Quality Soil (soil should be enough to fill your containers)
  • Plant fertilizer (Recommended are Organic herb or vegetable fertilizer)
  • ATV Spreader
  • Watering Can or Hose

While planting Herbs, you will need to allow for at least 8 inches in diameter for each plant. Later the herbs need to be transplanted to larger pots because they will outgrow their pots over time. For example, Basils grow to over 2 1/2 feet high.

Choosing the type of Herb

First of all, there are two options for all the herb gardeners

  1. Culinary
  2. Medicinal

Culinary Herbs

The ones we cook with are culinary herbs. Your spice cabinet is full of herbs that you can easily grow. You can start growing them in small to medium size pots or containers you have. Or, for spraying fertilizers in the required quantity, you can simply use an ATV spreader. Click here to read ATV spreader reviews and know more about them.

Here’s a list of some easy options for you to start herb gardening

  • Chives

Chives reseed each year abundantly, plus they proliferate with pretty edible flowers. Planting chives in the corner of your garden help you with pest control which is pretty hard to kill.

  • Basil  

Basil is a must to plant herb in your garden if you are fond of Italian food. 

It is easy to plant Basil in a container. Tomato basil pie is one of the best flavorful dishes among the variety of flavors of Basil. You might want to try it now!

  • Cilantro

If you plan to grow tomatoes, peppers, and onions, this is great for salsa and is an excellent addition to your garden.

  • Dill 

If you are growing herbs for beginners like cucumber, then dill is an excellent herb to plant. You can make dill pickles or dill dip from it.

Medicinal Herbs

Medicinal herbs planted in your herb garden can be used to create salves, tinctures, syrups, and teas. It is best to have an excellent book to refer back to, especially until you are more comfortable with them. Some good medicinal herbs that you can go for:

  • Chamomile 

Chamomile tea is trendy for its smell and taste, plus chamomile tea is excellent for helping you to relax at the end of the day.

  • Lavender

You can use lavender to make sachets for freshening drawers or even make a spray fresh up bed linens or a room. It is an all-around great herb plus it’s very beautiful. Lavender attracts bees and butterflies, which is useful for your garden.

  • Mullein

Mullein is one of the go-to herbs for respiratory issues. The mullein plant is known for its softness with fuzzy leaves and a single flower stalk with many tiny yellow blossoms. I’ve seen mullein plants as tall as over 5 feet.

  • Plantain

Plantain is a common plant which you have probably seen weeded from your flower beds or yard. To draw out infections or slivers, Plantain is useful for creating poultices.

  • Dandelion

Dandelion root is a classic herb which is very helpful for detoxifying the liver. It is mostly considered as a long weed. Dandelion leaves are a good source of and trace minerals, iron and calcium and the flowers can be made into dandelion wine or gently sautéed in butter for a side dish.

TIPS FOR YOU!

  • At least get your plants four hours of sunshine per day 
  • You simply cut off about 1/3 of the branches for harvesting
  • A bit of shade is appreciated by certain plants in the hot summer months 

If you are a beginner in herb gardening, you can start with what you are already using, just like your traditional gardens. Mostly used herbs are the culinary herbs and they are used to drink as teas. Once you have got enough information about herb gardening you can branch out and try other new herbs.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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