Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Just The Facts On Growing Herbs

Some of you will be planning out your gardens this month. It is February, and in some places in the country you really need to start your seedlings soon. And then there are those of you who read my post Mother Nature's Way of Freshening Your Home. You know that an indoor herb garden can help keep your home smelling fresh and clean. You have decided to plant a little indoor herb garden. Here are some basic facts about growing herbs.

Soil

Your soil is important. Herbs need well drained soil. That means if your soil has a lot of clay in it. You really need to add organic compost to the mix. It adds nutrients to the soil as well as allowing it to drain easier. (The secret to finding if your soil is high in clay is check to see how long it takes water to drain. If it takes more than a minute, you may need to add some compost.)

Nutrients

If you want your herbs to have a great flavor, you need to provide them with organic fertilizer and water. Water your plants when the soil seems a little dry around the edges. Be careful not to over water. And fertilize it once or twice during the growing season.

Sunlight

Most herbs are natives of Mediterranean climates. That means it's just in their makeup to like warmth and plenty of sunshine. If you want great tasting herbs make sure to provide your plants with lots of natural sunlight.

Flowers

Like other plants, once it flowers the leaves taste different. Dandelion greens become more bitter after they have flowered. Make sure you nip the flower buds off your herbs.

Homework

Learn as much as you can about the plants you are going to plant. This way you can plan out your garden. You want your herbal garden to look great don't you?





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