Fresh herbs can be a year-round treat when you grow your own herb garden. Herbs bring the glory of the country to your home with their sweet fragrance and varietal beauty. They can also be a healthy and delicious way to flavor food. Best of all, they are easy to grow! Herbs can be grown easily using cuttings from existing plants or seeds. Keep in mind that to grow herbs you generally need sunshine and fertile, well-drained soil to be successful.
Then, follow these steps to grow herbs in a garden of you own:
1. Insert the cuttings or seeds ¼ to ½ inch into a mixture of equal parts of soil, sand and leaf mold. Remember to spread the cuttings/seeds out evenly. You can aid the roots by planting at the edge of the pot.
2. Pots or planting containers should be covered by plastic domes, if possible. This keeps the plants moist and acts as a mini greenhouse.
3. Soon the plants will begin to shoot. It is important to thin out shoots as they grow. Once the plants have established themselves, transfer them to clay pots filled with soil. The clay pots can be placed anywhere, provided they get enough warmth, light and moisture.
4. When picking herbs, pinch out the uppermost growing tips. This will keep the plant healthy & bushy.
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