Keep reading to learn about the steps for making an herb garden in your yard. Basil, thyme, tarragon, and savory all need a 2 ft (0.61 m) diameter per plant. You should group similar types of herbs together when you're planting them. % of people told us that this article helped them. 3. Growing your own parsley, rosemary or mint will mean you’ll no longer have to buy those cellophane-wrapped fresh herbs from the supermarket, that tend to go bad after a few days causing wastage. And finally be patient with your new herb garden and it’ll reward you. By using our site, you agree to our. Once you have you have planted your herb garden, make sure that it gets 2 inches of water every week. Prune regularly as pruning makes your herbs maintain their stage of growth and therefore grow faster. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Have a think about which herbs you already cook with and often buy from the supermarket in bunches. Lauren has worked for Aurora, Colorado managing the Water-Wise Garden at Aurora Municipal Center for the Water Conservation Department. So, this holiday season, we created a giving campaign for two of our favorite non-profits who are working to help put food on the tables of hungry families across the U.S. and around the world. Which herbs you grow in your garden depends largely on what you would like to grow. Some will grow year after year. Read more articles about General Herb Care. If you have too much you can air dry them by tying a bunch together with string and hanging them upside down or dry them in the oven. Starting Your Herb Garden. Happy planting! While you may want your herbs to live in a corner that needs a bit of green, some herbs need full sunlight to thrive. 4. Store dried herbs in tight-lidded jars for later use. If you don't have much space outside or want fresh herbs year-round, you can plant an indoor herb garden. After some trial and error (killing a few plants is a right of passage, don’t worry) I have a few tips to give and herb garden ideas to share. She earned a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from Western Michigan University in 2014. Amid the current public health and economic crises, when the world is shifting dramatically and we are all learning and adapting to changes in daily life, people need wikiHow more than ever. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. Many cooks grow herbs indoors during the winter when it’s too cold outside or too wet to dig in the dirt, but you can grow herbs inside any time of year. 2. Once you have chosen the location for growing an herb garden, you will need to prepare the soil. Hopefully, it’ll help make your holiday season as special as possible. Happy holidays from all of us at Gardening Know How. There are more than a few benefits to growing an indoor herb garden. Rosemary oregano, marjoram, sage, lavender, thyme, and tarragon are “dry herbs” that need low amounts of water. These are typically high in nitrogen, which will make the herbs grow quickly but will reduce their flavor. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/0\/00\/Grow-an-Herb-Garden-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Grow-an-Herb-Garden-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/0\/00\/Grow-an-Herb-Garden-Step-1.jpg\/aid9636745-v4-728px-Grow-an-Herb-Garden-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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