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Designing Your Own Herb Garden
Having fresh herbs whenever you like them can be a real treat. However, first you need to learn how to set up your own little herb garden.
If you enjoy cooking with herbs then it would make sense to have your own little herb garden. Many people who use herbs in their cooking love nothing more than to have a herb garden to provide them with freshly grown herbs. It may be true that you can easily purchase herbs in your local grocery store, but you cannot always guarantee just how fresh they actually are. At least with your own herbs you know exactly where they are coming from and it saves money too.
Setting Up Your Herb Garden
When it comes to setting up your herb garden, you need to place them in an area where no children or animals can get to them. You may want to place a small fence around the garden for this very reason.
First however, before you plant the herbs you will need to ensure that the soil is ready. This means that you will first need to till the soil. If you have no prior knowledge of planting a herb garden, it may well be worth checking out some gardening magazines or doing some research online to make sure that you know how to prepare the soil properly.
If you live in an apartment and you cannot plant herbs in a garden, then you can still grow them in pots. You will just need to use compost instead of garden soil and then place the pots into a gardening rack. That way you will not easily trip up over them and they will be safe enough in the racking. The main thing to remember is that you should not put the pots on the ledge of a terrace. If you do, you risk them falling off when the wind gets too strong and that can be a potential health hazard to the people who are walking below your apartment.
Once you know where you are going to plant the herbs and how you are going to keep them, you can then decide which herbs you are going to grow. You can purchase a number of different types of herbs including thyme, sage, mint and rosemary. Ideally you will already have a good idea of which herbs you like and which ones you donít, but if not you could consider purchasing one of each plant. That way you will have a good selection.
Overall herbs are fairly easy to grow just as long as you prepare the soil properly beforehand. Always take care to place them in an area where nothing can get to them and you will benefit from fresh herbs whenever you like them.
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