Growing Herbs – Basic Techniques to Get You Started

When the urge to “grow your own” strikes – and it does for many people in the spring – one of the best types of gardening you can do is herb gardening. There are many different ways to grow herbs, and the rewards are great. Just think about all those fresh herbs you can use when you cook! Even though it’s not difficult to start an herb garden, there are a few points you should keep in mind, and we’ll be discussing these in this article.

No matter what kind of garden you want, the most important thing is the soil quality. Wherever your garden is going to be, you need to know about the soil, even though the majority of herbs are easy to grow. The pH value of the soil you will planting in is important to know, especially if you are not using store-bought soil.

The pH which has a scale from 1, which is acidic, to 14, which is alkaline, will tell you if your soil is alkaline or acidic and how much. You need to get the pH of the soil somewhere between 5.5 and 7.5 to get the best results from your plants. Adding some fertilizer to your soil can improve its quality. When planting herbs in pots, you might as well get the soil at your local nursery, because that would be the easiest. When you drink tea, you should think about growing a tea herb garden. This can be constructed from any of the herbs that you can use for teas, and there are quite a lot of those. Lots of teas both taste good and have medicinal properties and it isn’t just satisfying to grow those herbs yourself but doing so can help you save quite a lot of money.

If you are a tea drinker, it can be incredibly expensive to keep your cupboard stocked with different kinds of teas but growing the herbs yourself is a much cheaper route. You can have anything from a full sized tea herb garden to a few containers on your windowsill. It all depends on how ambitious you are and how much space you have. First do some research about the sorts of herbal teas that you would like to keep handy and then do some seed planting.

When you don’t know how to start a herb garden of your own, a start kit is a good idea. These are usually affordable and can be found both on the Internet and in stores. This way, you’ll be sure to have everything you need to get started. The kit will come with step by step instructions so there won’t be any room for doubt. There are a bunch of different types of herb garden kits–the one you choose will depend upon which herbs you want to try to grow. Kits come in a wide variety of themes like Italian herbs, medicinal herbs and more and all you have to do is choose the one that you find the most appealing. Herb gardening makes a lot of sense, whether you’re doing it for fun or for practical reasons.

Growing herbs is easy and you can do it with a minimum amount of space, even if you just grow one pot of thyme or basil or oregano. There is really no reason not to have your own fresh herbs growing at your fingertips. It won’t be long before you will be enjoying the results from your herb garden if you implement our simple steps and you put forth just a minimum of effort.

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