Gardening and Herb Gardening by your personal home gardener


I love growing herbs. It’s a great way to enjoy the things you eat, and it comes with a lot of health benefits. It gives me a chance to get my hands dirty and spend time outside as well as save money at the grocery store. If you want to know more about growing herbs, this guide will help you get started!

How to grow herbs

Herbs are plants that you can use for cooking and medicinal purposes. They’re great for growing in your home garden, since they have a nice, earthy smell that will make your house feel like a cozy cottage.

To start growing herbs:

  • Pick out which herb you want to grow!
  • Plant the seeds or seedlings in clay pots with soil mixed with compost and water them regularly (about once every day).
  • Watering your herbs is important because too little water will result in wilted leaves while too much will cause fungus growth on the roots of the plant.

Now that we’ve got those basics down, let’s talk about some specific types of herbs! The best way to get started is by choosing one type at a time until eventually you’ll find yourself an expert gardener with an entire garden full of delicious smelling plants!

How to grow an herb garden

The first thing you should know about growing herbs is that, like most plants, they can be grown in pots or in the ground. The second thing is that there’s no such thing as too much sun for an herb garden! That’s right: even though many people think herbs are delicate things that need shade and water, this isn’t true. Herbs love the sun and will thrive if given plenty of it.

Unless your climate is very cold (below freezing), you can grow most herbs outdoors during just about any season—and even during winter in some places! Herbs also do well indoors and will grow outside if given enough light (in other words: don’t forget to put them outside during daylight hours). If neither option works for your situation then consider planting them inside a greenhouse or cold frame (a small glassed-in structure that protects plants from harsh weather but doesn’t keep out sunlight). If none of these options work either then try using a hot frame instead—which provides similar protection but with less heat build-up than greenhouses do because there isn’t glass over all four sides like there would be on one

How much do you have to water herbs?

To get the most out of your herbs, you’ll have to know how much water to give them. It’s a tricky question because there are many factors involved. For example:

  • What type of herb do you have? Different herbs need different amounts of water and sunlight.
  • Is your soil potting mix or compost? Some soils hold more moisture than others.
  • How hot is it outside? Hotter weather means plants will need more water in order to stay hydrated.
  • How big is the container that holds your herb plant? The larger the container, the less often it needs watering because there’s more space for roots and they can better absorb moisture from their surroundings

What are the best herbs to grow?

When you’re starting out, it’s helpful to know which herbs are best for growing in your area. That way, you can start with the easiest and most accessible herbs until you gain confidence and have a better understanding of what does—and does not—grow well in your garden or yard.

  • In the Spring: parsley (Petroselinum crispum), dill (Anethum graveolens), chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)
  • In the Summer: basil (Ocimum basilicum), cilantro / coriander (Coriandrum sativum), mints, sage, rosemary and thyme
  • In Fall: garlic chives or scallions or leeks for everyone’s benefit!

The possibilities of herb gardening are endless.

The possibilities of herb gardening are endless. As a gardener, it’s important to remember that the sky is the limit when it comes to growing herbs!

You can have your own herb garden on your balcony or patio and grow your very own fresh herbs at home.


These are just a few of the things you can do to ensure that your herbs thrive. In addition to these tips, there are countless others out there for growing herbs. The most important thing is that you have fun with it! And don’t forget about all those other gardening activities such as weeding and watering plants—those are just as important as anything else when it comes down to growing something beautiful in your backyard or on your patio

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