MANY of the plants we grow such as annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees are herbs in the true sense of the word. With increased interest in recent years in continental or gourmet cooking the word “herb” is nearly always thought of by home gardeners to mean the “culinary” herb. Herbs have been around since time immemorial and served different sorts of purposes. They’ve been used to treat illness and flavour cooking; they were even considered to have magical powers. Do you prefer to have your own herb garden? Here are a few ideas on how to build a herb garden.
Plan your garden.
Consider the herbs you would like to plant. Think about their forms. Would you like annuals, biennials or perennials?
How often space will they take in your garden? If you want, you may buy a book that may give you the correct information on what specific plants you are planning to grow.
List or make your garden on paper first. Separate the annuals from the perennials so when the time comes that you’ve to pull out the annuals, you won’t be disturbing the perennials. Perennials may be planted on the edge of your garden so when it’s time to till your garden they won’t be in risk of getting dug up.
Another matter to remember is that you’ve to plant the tall ones at the back and the shorter ones in front. Also, supply your plants with sufficient space to grow. Suitable locating shall aid you in this area.
Whenever you’d rather keep herbs out of your garden (and some are quite invasive) you could have herb pots. These are big containers with three or more outlets for the herbs. Fill the pot up to the first outlet and plant it before continuing on with the filling and planting process. Normally, the herb that needs the most water is planted in the bottom hole, though the kind that needs the least, goes in the highest hole.
Some Design Ideas
You may consider having a square herb bed. You may have your square bed divided into four by two paths crossing at mid point measuring 3 feet. You may be bound it with stone or brick. A wooden ladder may also do the trick. You may lay it down on your garden and plant your herbs between its rungs. You may also select to have a wagon wheel bed. Planting here is like planting with the wooden ladders. Plant your herbs in between the wagon wheel’s wedges.
Get Your Plants Growing
Naturally, different plants have different needs, but most of them need alkaline soil. This is the reason why you’ve to determine the herbs you would like to plant in the planning stage. This may be more or less aid you discover how you should care for your plants. If you sprout your herbs from seeds, remember to follow the instructions on the packet for soil, watering and temperature.
Herbs are a few of the easiest plants to produce. You just have to supply them with an effective drainage, sunlight, sufficient humidity or moisture and fertile soil. Even with just minimally meeting these requirements they’ll be bound produce a good harvest.