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A Basic Herb Garden: The Basics of a Typical Herb Garden

Apr 30, 2008
A basic herb garden is easy to create and it can be made in a small amount of space. If you live in an apartment or you have a small back yard you can still have a basic herb garden for daily use.

There are a few things that you will plan for your basic herb garden.

What type?

You will need to decide what type of basic herb garden you want. Do you want the smaller container type herb garden or something larger, like a kitchen garden or a yard herb garden.

From seeds or existing plants?

Once you have decided the type of garden that you want to build, you will need to decide if you want to create your garden from seeds or from existing plants (or green cuttings of plants) that you will transplant.

Supplies needed for your basic herb garden

There are a few supplies that you are going to need for your herb garden. This list includes all the supplies necessary for both gardens. Some of the supplies are going to be the same so the list is together for the purpose of being brief.

The items you will need are:

1. Soil,

2. Rich Fertilizer

3. Seeds or herb plants(or cuttings)

4. Suitable containers, and a spade.

Simple Instructions

If you are using containers to create your herb garden, prepare the container by the soil by dampening it.

Then add the fertilizer to create the best growing environment. Depending on the type of soil you get want to dampen it the soil down before adding your plants.

If you are using seeds follow the planting instructions on the packet. If you are using already established plants, follow replanting instructions.

If you are using cuttings, which are small pieces of plants, you got from friends or family, then they can provide advice on best how best to get the plants started.

There are many web sites online, which could also provide help in this area

For small kitchen herb gardens follow these steps:

1. Weed and till the area to break up the soil while removing any large objects such as rocks.

2. Add in the top soil and fertilizer

3. Plant the seeds or transplant following the same as above instructions.

4. Make sure that you know the lighting needs of your herbs and place them in areas that receive the right amount of light to ensure proper growth.

To get your basic herb garden growing as best it can, it needs quality soil, regular watering and tending. This applies to both the indoor type and the outside yard type. The basic herb garden is easy to grow and can provide you and your family with regular fresh herbs, which you can use on a daily basis for cooking and medical cures.
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