Herb Gardening 101


Herb Gardening 101 - Is it Right For You? 

Is starting a herb garden a good option for you?  Let's run through the checklist. If you 

* have limited space

* don’t have a lot of time to devote to gardening

* are unable, for physical reasons, to spend a lot of time on your hands and knees

* garden conditions are less than ideal: poor soil, bad drainage, too much shade or sun (this would require the use of a container garden)

What Herbs Are Easy To Grow?

Some of the more popular and easy to grow herbs are listed below along with information about each.

Basil: An annual plant, these will need to be replanted each year.

Chives: This perennial is easy to grow from seed.

Dill: The seeds as well as leaves are used for flavoring food.

Lavender: This hardy perennial has grayish foliage and fragrant lavender flowers.

Mint: A hardy perennial, mint is probably the easiest herb to grow in almost any climate.

Sage: This herb is another hardy perennial with beautiful foliage and blue flowers.

Thyme: Leaves are cut for drying before purple blossoms open (otherwise the flavor is changed).