Container Herb Gardening For Beginners tips

Container Herb Gardening For Beginners

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Container Herb Gardening For Beginners tips

You Can Grow Herbs No Matter Where You Live!

You don’t have to have a homestead to grow herbs. That’s what I love about growing herbs! You can grow them anywhere. Container Herb Gardening is perfect for beginners! Herbs are easy to grow and the perfect stress reliever too!

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Herbs can also be grown indoors or outdoors in pots or containers. They can also be grown in window boxes or hanging baskets. Containers are the easiest way to learn about herbs. They can easily be on the deck where you sit and enjoy the outdoors. Growing medical herbs can be beneficial to your health at the same time receive stress relieve from just working with them everyday. Don’t tell anyone but I’ve been know to talk to my plants from time to time. They are such great listeners!

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What Do Plants Need to Grow Healthy?

All plants need three main things in order to grow successfully;

  • Sunlight
  • Soil
  • Water

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Herbs are no exception. Sunlight is key to growing any type of plant including herbs whether they are grown indoors or in a garden. Different types of herbs have different light requirements but, for the most part, all need a sunny location.

Herbs also need a well drained, not too rich soil to grow in. Add two parts of sterilized potting soil with one part coarse sand or perlite for herbs that are grown in containers. You will also need about an inch of gravel at the bottom of each pot to ensure that the plant has good drainage.

They also need water naturally, and since they are being grown in containers they do need to have more water than herbs that are grown in a garden but, you should avoid getting the roots of the herbs drenched or soggy.

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An advantage to growing herbs in a container is that you have the freedom to move them about as you please. Annual herbs can spend all of their time indoors but, perennial herbs do better if they were to be placed outside during the summer. I keep all my herbs outside and never bring them in, replacing the annuals with new plants each year.

This rule is overlooked when it comes to mint, chives, and tarragon. These types of herbs will go into a rest period then form firmer and fresher growth after it is introduced to a light frost.

My Newbie tip>>>Mint is an herb that needs to be contained or it will take over the garden. Lol! I have mint all over the place. Good thing I like mint in my water!

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Over all it is fairly easy to maintain an herb garden. It keeps the herbs handy and within reach anytime you need them for cooking. With these tips listed above, you will be able to care for your herbs and ensure a healthy plant. Use your herbs as much or as little as you want. Pruning plants now and then encourages new growth. So use them in your recipes, store them and give them away to friends.

Happy Herb Gardens!

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Comments

    • Rebecca
    • November 30, 2018
    Reply

    Finally a woman for women! Great information.

      • Michelle
      • December 1, 2018
      Reply

      Thanks Rebecca!

    • robin moskowitz
    • August 29, 2017
    Reply

    I hope to gain a lot of insight and incouragement fom your posts, starting my garden now, and hoping to obtain a greenhouse. I live in Tucson residential, so no animals as of yet, except 3 dogs and 3 cats.

      • Michelle
      • August 30, 2017
      Reply

      Hey Robin,
      So happy you found me! You do have animals your cats and dogs! I have 5 little chi’s in the house. Never a dull moment here. Good luck with your garden. Our season is almost over and my garden looks like a giant weed patch. The rabbits bit off my green beans this year so I only got one batch of beans, we did get so me tomatoes and one green pepper, some carrots which I really don’t like but hubby does, so I ate them. We had yellow squash and made some awesome squash Pies. YUM! Some years are good and some are not so good. But it’s so fun to eat fresh stuff from the garden. I totally sucked at preserving this year. Oh well there’s always next year.
      Michelle 🙂

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