Growing your herbs, right in your own home, is something anyone can do. All you need is some planning beforehand and also, by keeping these tips and guides in mind.
First, growing your herbs means understanding how to cultivate them indoors and outdoors. Some prefer one over the other, but the truth is that you must learn both. The reason is that when the winter season comes, you need to move your herbs indoors and unless you know how to use artificial lighting, your plants may not survive or flourish as you may like.
The same holds true when the winter thaws. Even if you are growing your herbs inside the house, you will need to bring them out for sunshine, so cultivating both skills is a necessity. Another tip that is essential for growing your herbs properly will be the installation of a working drainage system. This need not be something complex.
If you are growing your herbs straight from the ground, you can combine the soil with sand, peat, mulch or compost (either all or some of them), and this will be sufficient. If you are planting herbs on pots, you just need to put together a few crushed stones and set them beneath the soil. Always check them to make sure that they are able to do their work correctly.
Finally, growing your herbs requires patience and more than a little research. As varied as the plants are the ways that they should be nurtured. Some need extra rich soil like sweet basil, while others, like red chili do not; some need lots of water but some herbs need very little. If you want to get the most out of your herbs, you will want to spend some time doing research.
Another thing you will want to think about when growing your herbs is that you need to consider the design and space you have. Instead of just haphazardly planting seeds here and there, give some thought to how you want things to look like. By giving some time and effort to grouping the herbs, either by type, variant, kind or whatever, the end result will be a more beautiful garden.
You should also remember when growing your herbs that some like to spread out, mint in particular, and so scrutinize their growth aspects too.
These tips for growing your herbs are designed for helping those new to herbal gardening, and by implementing them, you will find yourself surrounded by lovely, full grown plants very soon.
Originally posted 2009-07-12 12:12:20.