Starting Your Own Herb Garden

Where to Plant

by Shannon Harto Sunday 11 August 2013

Herb garden
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Whether you’re an expert gardener or a beginner, herbs are not too complicated to grow and harvest, making it the perfect addition to any garden.

The first step is deciding where to plant. Most herbs grow best with full sun and well-drained fertile soil. You can plant them directly into your flowerbed or fruit and vegetable garden.

Another nice option is to plant them in a container. It could be nice to have a window box of herbs on the sunny side of your house. Herbs normally do very well in containers. Not only is it a good option if your space is limited, but you can move your plants around to get the fullest sun and bring them in from the cold and continue to have fresh herbs year-round!

If you choose to use containers, be sure to keep the plants well watered as the soil in pots tends to dry up quicker than the ground. Also, make sure that the container allows for proper drainage.

Herbs can be planted together in a single container. However, and this is true for containers and in the garden, invasive herbs such as mint should be planted on their own.

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