5 Tips for Growing an Organic Herb Garden


Growing an organic herb garden is a great way to save money, stay healthy and learn about gardening. Here are 5 tips for growing your own herbs:

1) Use the right amount of light

  • Use the right amount of light

First, you need to decide where you’re going to be growing your herbs. If you have an indoor space with ample natural light, then that’s great. But if not, there are other options for providing sufficient light to your plants.

If you don’t have a window that gets direct sunlight at least 6 hours per day, it is recommended that you use fluorescent lights in conjunction with some kind of timer so that they turn on and off automatically throughout the day (read more about this below). Fluorescent lights are also helpful because they produce less heat than incandescent bulbs or natural sunlight and therefore won’t dry out your plants as quickly or cause them as much stress

2) Don’t over water

  • Don’t over water.

When you water your plants, do it in the morning or evening when the soil’s moisture level has dropped to its lowest point during the day. Watering at this time will help prevent disease, as well as keep your plants from getting root rot and moldy leaves. A good rule of thumb is to wait until after watering to see if any water drips from the bottom of the pot onto its saucer underneath. If there’s still moisture in there, don’t water again until it has dried out completely (this can take up to 24 hours). To make sure that you’re not over watering your herbs, try using a spray bottle rather than pouring straight from a watering can—it’ll make it easier for you to pinpoint exactly how much liquid each individual plant needs instead of guessing by volume alone!

3) Pinch and prune

Pinching and pruning can be used to control the size of your herbs. Pinching involves removing the top of a plant, while pruning involves cutting off its entire growth. You can do both at once if you want to keep your plants small.

If you’re new to gardening, these methods may sound intimidating—but don’t worry! All it takes is some practice and patience as well as some skillful hands (and maybe a pair of scissors).

4) Feed your herbs to keep them growing

  • Feed your herbs to keep them growing
  • Use organic fertilizer
  • Feed your herbs at the beginning of the growing season
  • Don’t overfeed!
  • Don’t use too much fertilizer! You can burn your plants if you do.
  • Don’t use fertilizer that has any chemicals in it, or else you’ll be robbing your plant of nutrients.

5) Harvest at the right time for maximum flavor

Harvesting herbs at the right time is an important part of growing an organic herb garden. When you harvest herbs, you want to do so when they are young and tender and have not reached their maximum size yet. You also want to harvest them when they have reach their maximum flavor and health as well.

It’s best to harvest your herbs when they are in full bloom or near full bloom because this will give them the most flavor and aroma. Also, if you know what type of herb you’re growing (i.e., basil), then it’s best to wait until after the sun goes down before harvesting because the oils in basil absorb UV light which gives it a stronger flavor than usual

Growing an organic herb garden is a great way to save money, stay healthy and learn about gardening.

When it comes to growing an organic herb garden, there are many benefits:

  • An herb garden can save you money. Buying herbs is expensive, especially when you do not need a lot of them at any one time. When you grow your own herbs indoors and harvest them from your own houseplants, then it will be much cheaper than buying fresh herbs at the store.
  • Herbs are easy to grow indoors. Most herbs require minimal care and only need watered occasionally when they have grown too dry or if they become too hot in direct sunlight during summer months (or cold in winter months). Some indoor plants don’t even need light because they are considered shade-loving plants!
  • Herbs can help keep you healthy by providing a variety of nutrients that may reduce inflammation or boost immunity against common viruses such as influenza A virus (flu), human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and rhinovirus D78.”


Good luck with your gardening and let us know how it goes. Please feel free to leave a comment below and share any good tips that we may have missed!

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