How can I get started growing herbs?

I love fresh herbs but have the foggiest ideal how to plant and take care of them


Asked by Yellowrose9 at 12:48 PM on Mar. 10, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Most of your herbs are very easy to start from seeds. I have the best luck waiting until it is warm out and planting my seeds in pots outside. I never have luck starting them indoors. They always die when I move them outside, even if I do it slowly. I usually buy Basil plants because I like to use it right away. Many of your herbs are perennial and will need to be spaced in your garden to accomodate their full growth. Read the package and keep that in mind when transplanting seedlings or when planting your starter plants. I intersperse herbs with my flowers. Most herbs flower too and I like having them right outside my door. Herbs are very easy and a joy to have fresh. In the fall, I harvest the leaves from the plants, chop them, put them in ice cube trays, add a little water and freeze. I then pop the cubes in a ziplock labelled with they herb name and use all winter. Just drop an herb cube in your dish.

    Answer by Marwill at 12:55 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

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  • A chia herb garden is great for beginners

    Answer by TRyan at 2:45 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

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  • You can plant herbs in between your flowers or get a couple of herb pots and plant them in them and sit on your porch - make sure they get lots of sun. You can buy herbs that are already in pots so you don't have to wait to use them.

    Answer by Scorpio359 at 12:12 AM on Mar. 13, 2009

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