How Often Should I Water My Herb Garden? - Knowledgebase Question

Los Angeles, CA
Question by celestine00
May 6, 2001
I am growing thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil, dill, chives, mint, and sage in my garden. It is very hot and dry in my area. How often should I water these plants.


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Answer from NGA
May 6, 2001

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Frequency of watering will depend upon soil type and weather, but basically speaking, most herbs will require about one-inch of water per week to keep them healthy. Amend your soil with organic matter to help it hold moisture, then use a mulch over the top of the soil to regulate evaporation. When you do water, water slowly so the water has a chance to percolate down and thoroughly wet the root masses of your plants. Enjoy your herb garden!

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