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Herb Gardening for Beginners

The Essential Guide to Herb Gardening for Beginners

Herb gardening for beginners doesn’t have to be tough! Use this easy guide. 

Imagine having fresh herbs at the ready all the time! Carefully handled and store-bought herbs tend to have short lives in the fridge. However, you can actually have a steady supply of herbs with just a little bit of work! Use this beginner’s guide to create your own herb garden.

Step 1: Choose Where to Plant Them.

You might want to put your herb garden in a pot, on a raised bed, or just in the soil of your yard. Just make sure you choose an area with good drainage (add rocks to the bottom of your pot if you choose that route) and deep enough soil. Fill the pot or area with potting soil and lightly moisten it.

Step 2: Choose Your Herbs.

What should you choose? Anything you like! Grow whatever you’ll use most, whether that’s parsley for your cooking or mint for your mojitos. Basil, thyme, cilantro, dill, and oregano are other good choices. You can buy seedlings or seeds, but do a little research first. Some herbs are much easier to grow from a seedling.

Step 3: Plant Your Herbs.

Follow the package directions to plant each type of herb. In most cases, you can just push the seed or seedling into the ground and cover it with a little topsoil. Give your freshly planted herbs a good watering.

Step 4: Care for Them.

Regular watering is key. Also, make sure your herbs are getting enough light. If you potted them, move the pot around as the sun moves in the sky to give them ample sunlight.

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