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Growing a basic herb garden is definitely recommended if you regularly use herbs in your cooking.
If you use herbs in your cooking and you constantly need a fresh supply, then why not consider planting them in your garden? If you do not use very many then all you have to do is purchase the ones that you do use and create a basic herb garden.
Knowing How to Plant Your Chosen Herbs
You should find that most herbs that you purchase can be planted straight into average style soil. However, it is worth doing a little research before you plant your chosen herbs as some do need richer soil than others. There are also little differences between the herbs such as some of them are biennial. Parsley is included in this and it basically means that during their first year they are not suitable to be used in cooking. If you are planning on using a biennial herb then when it comes to its second year of growth, place some more seeds in to grow once you have picked the herbs that you want to use now. That way you will constantly have a fresh supply of herbs.
Generally a basic herb garden will contain herbs such as parsley, basil, sage, rosemary and oregano and they are perfectly suited out in the sun. However they will need some amount of water if they are to survive. Some herbs such as thyme will grow back easily, even if it dries out. Just as long as you keep watering the herbs, they should easily thrive.
If you want to give your herbs the best chance of thriving, then you will need to plant them according to their variety. So plant thyme plants together, parsley plants together and sage plants together and so on. That way you can give each variety the individual attention that it may need and you can ensure that each receives the correct amount of water too.
When it comes to deciding where to plant them, it would be a good idea to put them as close to the kitchen as possible. This is obviously easier for you if you are planning on using them for cooking. Just remember that as soon as you have cut them, they will need to be used straight away if you are to get the best flavor from them.
You can usually plant some herbs with other types of plants such as tomato plants. Just remember to take care with the amount of space that each plant has. Parsley for example, can grow particularly well amongst other plants such as tomatoes and asparagus. Rosemary can grow perfectly well with broccoli and cauliflower. However, when placing herbs amongst other vegetable and fruit plants, you may notice that they become damaged from various pests. So do look out for that.
Overall it is easy to start a basic herb garden, but it would be an advantage if you gained some knowledge beforehand.
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