Herb Garden Plants are not only easy to grow but they offer a fresh scent to any home. Herb garden plants are a wonderful way to bright up any backyard. They not only add a beautiful aroma, but are beautiful. Many people will grow the herbs in small pots and place them around the kitchen for their scent and beauty. As you decide on where you are going to place the herbs, make sure they have a large amount of sunlight. Herbs need the sunlight to grow. They will need several hours of sunlight a day.
Another place to grow the herb garden plants is in the backyard. Herbs can be added into the landscaping or they can be placed in large pots. No matter where you place the herbs, make sure they are getting adequate sunlight. Remember, no matter where you place your herbs, they will need the sun.
Herbs are very easy to grow as long as you water them sufficiently. Make sure you don’t over water the herbs as this can kill them. Herbs can handle dryer conditions from time to time and can actually thrive in these conditions as long as they do get water. Dryer conditions will make the aroma stronger and the flavor better. If you are growing the herbs in pots, make sure the pot has a good drainage system.
Different herbs can be used for different things while cooking. As you learn about the different herbs, you will find the ones that you tend to prefer. As a result, you may want to grow more of one herb versus another. This only can happen with time and learning which herbs are your favorites.
If you love to have vinaigrette over your salad, then you will want to grow herbs that can be added with olive oil to make fresh vinaigrette. Some herbs that you might want to grow are tarragon, chives, basil, dill, rosemary, thyme, and lemon balm. Add olive oil into a bottle and add your favorite herbs and you have just made vinaigrette.
If you love herbal tea, then you might want to grow chamomile, lemon balm, peppermint, and spearmint.
For all your favorite pasta dishes, you might consider growing basil, oregano, parsley, and garlic.
If you have kids that love to make things, consider making a container herb. Some good container herbs to make are thyme, mints, parsley, basil, sage, marjoram, and oregano. So use your imagination and go wild on what to do with these plants. It is a wonderful addition to any home. As I always say, have fun with it !
By: Keith Greene
Author: Keith Greene – is a herb garden enthusiast and author. He lives in Indiana and spends his time teaching others about his love for the outdoors and gardening. In his latest book ” New Herb Garden Guide” he gives you amazing information on how to care for and raise a herb garden. Also you can sign up for a FREE mini-course on herbs.
By andrew_j_w on 2008-07-26 14:24:05
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