Basic Herb Garden

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Building a Basic Herb Garden

Your very own Typical Herb Garden

A basic herb garden is not hard to create and it can be done in a remarkably small amount of space. Therefore, no matter if you live in an apartment or you have a yard that is perfect for planting - making a herb garden is easy.

There are a few things that you will need to get started. The first thing is to decide what type of herb garden you want.

Do you want a container herb garden or are you looking for something a bit grander? Like a kitchen garden or a backyard herb garden.

Once you have decided on the type of garden you want to create you will need to choose if you want to create your garden from seeds or from already existing plants.

Once you have determined the type of planting you want to do for your herb garden you can get started.

Supplies

You are going to need a few supplies for your herb garden. Of course, these supplies vary depending on which type you are creating. The list includes all the supplies necessary for any type of herb garden. Some of the supplies are going to be the same for any type of herb garden - so we'll make it brief. The items you will need are: soil, fertilizer, seeds or herb plants, containers, and a spade.

Instructions

If you are using a container or containers to create your herb garden, prepare the container by placing soil in it. Then add the fertilizer to create the growing environment.

You may or may not (depending on the type of soil you get) want to wet the soil down before planting. If you are using seeds follow the planting instructions for the types of herbs you are planting.

If you are using already established plants follow replanting instructions. These are usually listed with the plant, but can be found online if necessary.

For kitchen gardens weed and till the area to break up the soil and remove any large objects like rocks. Then add in the top soil and fertilizers and plant the seeds or transplant following the same as above instructions.

Make sure that you look at the lighting needs of your herbs and place them in areas that receive the right amount of light and shade to ensure proper growth.

Basic Herb Garden