Plant Your Basic Herb Garden

Recently I was with my wife shopping grocery at local grocery store close to our home. This grocery store belongs to leading super market grocery chain. At the checking counter I was surprised to see the price for herbs I bought at this store. The herbs I bought were parsley, mint, basil and cilantro. The combined bill for these four herbs was $7. I looked at my wife and said you know, we can grow these herbs in our backyard year around and save some money and same time spend some quality time with nature.

Months have passed and I was in my backyard looking proudly at my small basic herb garden. Tracing back to my steps, which were essential in achieving fresh herb garden. First I cleaned the land from any weed, grass and other derbies to make way for clean soil to be used for herb growing. I chose to start herb garden outside as I had previous experience of growing plants from seed. One has option of getting baby herb plants from garden stores and growing them directly in clay pots. After cleaning area I took disposable plant cups for planting herb seeds. These disposable cups one can get from gardening store or gardening shop. The seeds are planted in these cups and when baby plant is out, you can peel the outer layer of cup and plant herb in soil bed. Once herbs are planted in soil all they need is right amount of water and good sunlight.

The other approach is more professional and systematic way of growing herbs. In this approach one can get big containers square or rectangular from gardening shop. Also get soil bag, which will be used to fill these containers for growing herbs. The containers are useful for two reasons. One they are potable and can be moved in or out of house in extreme weather conditions. Second it is easy to organize the herbs by classification in containers for easy identity and differentiating from other herbs.

You may also want to zero on your requirements, such as what kind of herbs you are going to use either for cooking or for medicinal purpose. What will be right amount of herbs you would like to grow in your basic herb garden? In my case I wanted herbs for cooking. That is why I chose four types of herbs of our liking and taste.

Now you don’t have to get disappointed if you live in apartment, which does not have land space available to create basic herb garden. People living in apartments can use hanging baskets for growing herbs. The process of growing herbs is similar just make sure herbs get enough water and are placed close to sunlight area.

Things to watch while growing basic herbs are extreme weather condition, effective drainage system and right amount of sunlight. Watch for weeds, insets, especially plant eating insects.