Herb Plants And Pictures
There are many different types of herb plants as well as many different uses for these Plants.
Choosing The Right Herb Plants To Grow
Start by planting only those types of herbs that you use in your daily cooking. If you have not been using many herbs in your cooking, try to imagine which types of herb plants would be more useful for you in the kitchen. Herb plants such as rosemary, basil, chives, lemon grass and others will make your cooking more delicious so you might want to invest in these types of herb plants. You may also add some exotic herbs and spices into your collection to add some variety. When it comes to herb plants, more choices are always better since this will give you a lot of room to experiment in your cooking. Also consider growing medicinal herb plants.(article continued below...)
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As I was figuratively dirt poor at the time, I couldn’t invest heavily in a lot of equipment and tools. But I did have a broken wheelbarrow. It had a couple of holes in the bottom of it that would provide perfect drainage. If you have a large pot, tub, barrel or wheelbarrow you want to use to plant an herb garden, make sure there are some holes for drainage, otherwise your herb garden will become a sticky swamp.
I then found some large stones and placed them in a single layer in the bottom of the broken wheelbarrow. I then shoveled in some fertile soil and then planted herbs I’d bought from the grocery store. I left the wheelbarrow outside in a sunny spot.
The broken wheelbarrow worked very well as a portable herb garden until the river Avon flooded and took it away. I guess the river likes fresh herbs, too. Anyway it only took one afternoon’s work to plant an herb garden.
Before you plant an herb garden, take a serious look as to what herbs grow well in your part of the country. There was no sense of me trying to grow basil outdoors in England – it’s just too cold to grow basil. But parsley and coriander (called cilantro in America) grew very well, considering they are tough little herbs. I was going to grow mint, but I had read that mint has a tendency to overtake the whole herb garden, so I nixed that idea. So, you need to read up on not only what herbs you like to have about the home, but about what can grow in your area and what kind of requirements the herb needs in order to thrive.
And you will make mistakes along the way. Before you plant an herb garden, be resolved that you will learn from your mistakes and not get upset by them.