Basic Herb Gardening - Knowledgebase Question

Middleburg Hts, OH
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Question by Boys6
December 9, 1997
I want to get started on making a herb garden but I really don't know how to get started. Can you help?

Answer from NGA
December 9, 1997
First, you need to decide whether you will dedicate an area outside in your garden, grow in containers outside, or grow in containers inside. Next, think about what types of herbs you would like to grow. There are so very many it boggles the mind! However, it is a lot of fun browsing around and picking and choosing. Like flowers, there are perennial and annual herbs, and different herbs have different requirements, so choose herbs that will grow well in the space you've chosen. There are some common factors; most herbs like full sun and thrive in rich soil, but there are exceptions. For example, basil is an annual that enjoys a very rich soil, but oregano is a perennial that thrives in less fertile soil. I would recommend you start with a list the herbs you use most in cooking, and choose a half dozen or so to start with. Once you feel confident with these, you can introduce others to the plan.

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