If you are one of those lucky people who have a small space in your backyard for gardening, it could be a good place to layout a herb garden for planting herbs. A nice corner of the yard where your plants will be least disturbed would be ideal for you to layout your herb garden. After you have your herb garden planted put a fence around your herb garden to make sure that people and pets will not accidentally step on your plants. To get the soil ready for planting, (article continued below ...
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use your garden tools to till it a bit and work in some good organic material. If you are not sure how to prepare your garden plots for planting, it would be a good idea for you to consult some gardening books and magazines just to be sure.
One of my favorite books is Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza. Laying out your herb garden need not be difficult as there are no special tricks or skills needed to lay out a herb garden. A lot depends on the amount of room you have. I like to keep my herb garden layout so I can easily reach one side from the other or about three feet wide. You can layout little herb gardens here and there … wherever you have room. A two foot square here and a one foot by six foot herb garden some place else.
Most of the herbs to be grown in your herb garden such as, rosemary, parsley, sage, thyme, oregano and basil are tolerant of direct sun, but will require a minimum amount of water to survive.
You can layout your herb garden(s) in the fall and wait until spring to plant. If you set out purchased plants rather than grow all your herbs from seed, you can start to enjoy your herb garden instantly and you can harvest much sooner.