Create your own herb garden…
Do you want to plant a herb garden but are not sure you can do it? Kick 2019 off with a new project!
Starting an herb garden is one of the easiest things you can do. Growing herbs is an easy and delicious way to start gardening.
Location…
Most of the herbs that you can grow at home need two things — sunlight and well-drained soil. This means that when considering places in your garden to plant an herb garden, you need to look for a location that gets six or more hours of sunlight a day and that is well drained.
Preparing the soil… 
Once you have chosen the location for growing an herb garden, you will need to prepare the soil. If the soil is sandy or clay heavy, add plenty of compost. Even if your soil is in pretty good condition, working some compost into the soil will help provide nutrients to the herbs while they are growing. When growing herbs, do not use composted manures in the herb garden. These are typically high in nitrogen, which will make the herbs grow quickly but will reduce their flavour.
Choosing the Herbs… 
This depends largely on what you would like to grow. Almost all herbs will grow for at least one season. Some will grow year after year. Some common herbs that people grow when first starting an herb garden are: Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Chives, Mint, Sage and Dill.
Planting and growing Herbs… 
Herbs can be started from seed or planted as plants. Planting herb plants is easier than starting them from seed, but if you are on a tight budget, starting herbs from seeds is not that difficult. Once you have you have planted your herb garden, make sure that it gets 2 inches of water every week. Also make sure to harvest your herbs frequently. Many times when a new gardener is starting an herb garden, they are afraid that harvesting the herbs frequently will hurt them.
Taking the time to plant an herb garden is very satisfying and easy. By starting an herb garden and growing herbs, you can add beauty to your garden and flavour to your kitchen.

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