The advantage of an Herb Garden
The advantage of an Herb
Garden by; Glenn Mast
Planting a container herb
garden provides advantages that cannot be achieved through growing herbs in
your garden. Some of the advantages is providing the mobility necessary to
protect your herbs from harsh outdoor weather and seasonal conditions, as well
as predatory animals and insects. You will enjoy cultivating your herbs
year-round in a more stable and forgiving environment than can be achieved
through outdoor planting.
If you frequently use thyme,
parsley, sage, oregano, dill, basil, and chives, it would be at advantage if
you make use of a container herb garden.
The very first thing that you
have to consider is the location for your container herb garden. This type of
garden is ideal for gardeners who have limited space. So even if you live in an
apartment, it would be possible to grow your favorite herbs in your container
But potting herbs in a
container is not an easy task. You have to spend a bit more time making sure
the soil has the right amount of water and that the container receives the
right amount of sunlight for your plants.
When choosing where to place
your plants, keep in mind that in the Northern Hemisphere, sunlight enters in
at an angle more from the south. Therefore, plants that need a lot of sun will
benefit from being placed where they will have southern exposure. For the
plants that need partial shade should be placed on the northern side or you can
position them in an area away from the window that is shadier.
Once you have prepared the
containers, you can now plant the seeds or seedlings. Plant the herbs properly.
The tallest herbs can be planted at the center while the smaller ones can be
planted in the surrounding area. If the herbs are cascading, it should be
placed along the container edges.
Many herbs are not
picky about the pots that they are grown in and this is fortunate for those of
us starting an herb container garden. Herbs that love containers are Basil, rosemary,
thyme, dill, mint, sage and lavender.
Herbs do not need frequent
watering because too much water can damage the roots of the herbs. When the
soil is already dry, you can water it. Determine the harvesting time for your
herbs since this will usually vary. Some herbs can be harvested in a month
while others take more than a year. By planting herbs with the use of a
container herb garden plan, one can have a supply of herbs all year long.
Author Resource: Glenn Mast is a
successful business owner of a couple websites that offer Amish
Handcrafted Products. His sites offer products and information about
Amish Made Products & decor for your home, lawn or garden.