So this year we decided to start our first ever herb garden. We had three large pots on the back deck that we normally put flowers in each season, but due to our new love for all things foodie (see my other blog thelifeandtimesofafoodie) we decided it was time for us to try growing our own herbs.
So first stop, picking up the herbs from Home Depot and Lowes (what one doesn’t have the other will!)
- Sweet Basil
- Purple Basil
- Cinnamon Basil
- Italian Parsley
- Onion Chives
- Rosemary (x2, totally on accident)
- Lemon Thyme
- Sweet Mint
- Orange Mint
- Chocolate Mint
Soil… when you go to your garden center it might seem a bit daunting, do you get organic or regular? Which brand. Turns out you need to get soil meant for containers, if you don’t plan to put the herbs in your garden.
Note: There are two kinds of organic as well, one for containers and one that isn’t.
It’s important to plant your herbs with those that need the same amount of care as the others. For example Rosemary and Lavender don’t need a whole lot of water, while basils adore it! Also, if you’re going for mint make sure you put it in separate pots as it tends to overtake (and grow like weeds!)
To keep track of how our herb gardening going (including the beautiful markers from Earthmarks) and lots of helpful tips about herb gardening… stay tune to my foodie blog.