This is just a little helpful posting with tips to grow herbs for those beginners out there who don't know where to start.
I hope that some of you find them useful.
We all know that herbs are essential to our diet. They do not only make food tastier they are also used as medicine. If you decided that you want to grow your own herbs you have made the right choice. Planting herbs and growing them can even save you lots of money. They save you money on your food bill, and they also save you money on medical bills. Also herbs can help you purify the air inside your living place and they also produce alluring scents. In this article you will find tips on herbs and growing them easily.
You do not need to worry about your herbs taking up a lot of space. If you have a garden it’s very good, but not necessary. You can grow your own herbs at home just like a pro in no time. Just follow these ten tips about herbs and growing them with little knowledge.
1.-Decide what herbs to plant
You need to decide first what herbs to plant. You can plant rosemary, thyme, oregano, and many more herbs. I would recommend you grow the herbs that you most frequently use. Try thyme for fish and cooking lamb. If you make salad dressings or if you bake bread try sage; mint could be used for tea and Mediterranean foods.
2.-Learn the Difference between Perennial and Annual Herbs
The difference between annual and perennial is their life cycle. An annual cycle for plants is from spring to frost season. In other words, an annual cycle is the time between spring and winter that the plant takes to grow, bloom and die. Annual herbs usually have a life span of one year.
Perennial Herbs last from two to three years on average. The flower of the plant dies but the original plant stays alive and flourishes again during the blooming season.
3.-Seeds or Seedlings
You can either use seeds or seedlings. Seedlings are small plants that you can grow. There is not much difference when it comes to growing; both perennial and annual grow according to expectations.
4.-Choosing a place to grow your herbs
Growing herbs does not take that much space. You can grow the herbs in your garden. Having lots of space will be good if you want to grow mint. You can also grow your herbs on a window sill.
5.-Water your plant and give them enough sun and shade
Most herbs like the sun but do not leave them in the sun for too much, because they might wither. Make sure to water your herbs on a regular basis.
6.-Choose the right soil
Find soil of the best quality. This will help your plant grow stronger with a better taste and fragrance. You can make your own composts too. You can also find soil that is a mixture of solid particles, such as tiny gravel, organic matter and porous particles. The porous soil provides space for air, water and the space for the root of the plant.
7. - Separate plants by size
Herbs that are known to grow taller go in the back. Herbs that are of medium size must go in the middle and the smallest herbs go in the front. That way you are able to reach the right plant with easy. If you do not do this, the bigger plants will hide the small ones.
8. - Plant your herbs early in the morning
If your herbs are going to be planted outside, do it early in the morning. This will prevent the sun from burning them. Remember to give your herbs space to grow. Allow them to have room or an average of 15-20 inches.
9. - Buy your seedlings at a nursery
A nursery will have a better selection of herbs. The herbs from a nursery will be of a better quality and they will not wither right away. Most seedlings that are bought in other places wither as right away before you are able to use your herbs. Remember to remove the plant out of the plastic to avoid burning.
10. Do not over water your plants
Always water your plants once or twice a week. If you over water your plants you will kill them. The water level should not be higher than two inches above the soil. Make sure that the container in which you place your herbs has holes so that the water will be able to leave the pot and not drown your plant.
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