Nothing beautifies a home quite like a garden full of plants and flowers. If you are anxious to start growing garden herbs, you should focus on a number of things to assure the success of your endeavor.
There are several options you can try for growing garden herbs. First you have to decide whether to buy seeds or plants. For those who are new to gardening or want to see some quick results, you can purchase herbs that are fully grown. It is important to consider however, that some of these herbs need to be used immediately and their lifespan may not be as long as that of one planted.
The other method for growing garden herbs is to get a packet of seeds and plant them yourself. This will require more work, as you need to setup the drainage system, not to mention get the proper soil. This method offers you greater control though, and as any gardener will tell you, there is nothing more satisfying than watching a seed you planted blossom into a beautiful flower.
Those new to growing garden herbs should follow the instructions as set forth in the packet, especially as it relates to sowing the herbs. One of the common problems encountered by new gardeners is picking the herbs too early or too late. Another factor you will have to mull over is the season. If it is spring, it is best if you cultivate the seeds inside your house or in a greenhouse.
If you do not have a greenhouse, place the herbs near the window or any place where it can get sunshine on a regular basis. When summer comes you may move it outside.
The question of whether it is better growing garden herbs in pots or straight from the ground is simply a matter of personal taste, as most herbs are adaptable to either environment. The key is actually the soil and the type of drainage system in place. If you are interested in culinary herbs, the popular ones, like thyme and rosemary, are suited for growth and nurturing in pots so you can culture them inside your house with no problems.
People of all ages are growing garden herbs for a variety of reasons, from seeking alternative medical treatment or to beautify their surroundings. Whatever your end goals may be, by following these guidelines your chances of success will be higher even if you are just a beginner.
Originally posted 2009-07-12 11:10:04.