Creating Your Home Herb Garden

1. Choose Location

Choose a sunny site with well-draining soil for your herb garden (6 hours of direct sunlight per day). A modest garden area, balcony, windowsill, or dedicated interior space are all options.

2. Select Herbs

Choose herbs you cook with or are interested in (medicinal, aromatic, etc.). Basil, parsley, mint, rosemary, thyme, chives, oregano, and cilantro are good starting herbs.

3. Gather Supplies

Buy herb seeds or starting plants at a nursery or garden center. Planting indoors or on a balcony requires quality potting soil, a watering can or hose, and gardening tools like trowels and gloves.

4. Prepare Soil And Containers

Check your containers for drainage holes to avoid waterlogging. Add compost to the pots' quality potting soil for nutrients.

5. Planting

Plant each herb according to its directions. Plant seeds at the proper depth and spacing and lightly cover with dirt. Follow the nursery's instructions to transplant seedling plants into containers.

6. Watering & Care

Most herbs prefer somewhat drier soil, so water them periodically without overwatering. Keep soil wet but not saturated. Water herbs according to their demands.

7. Enough Sunlight

Place your herb garden in the sun. Indoor plants need sunlight on all sides, so rotate containers occasionally.

8. Prune And Harvest

To promote growth and health, trim or harvest herbs regularly. Avoid harvesting more than one-third of the plant to allow regeneration.

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