March 06, 2024

Growing your own herbs is a great way to have easy access to fresh and flavorful herbs for all your recipes. Fresh herbs are healthy and can add a great boost of flavor to your meals. Growing homegrown herbs right in your home will save you from needing to go to the store to buy frozen herbs when a recipe calls for them. You can just grab them from your own garden. Store-bought herbs may also come in too large of a size, which may result in you throwing away herbs that have gone bad. Having your own herb garden can save you money and be less wasteful.


Picking The Right Herbs

After deciding you want to start your own kitchen herb garden, you need to decide which herbs you want to plant and harvest. There are many popular herbs you can grow yourself such as chives, oregano, thyme, dill, mint, basil, cilantro, creeping savory, rosemary, lavender, parsley, bay laurel, lemongrass, and tarragon. When picking out which herbs you want to grow, it’s important to think about what types of herbs you like to eat. This will be your garden to grow herbs for your food. You do not need to waste space by planting herbs you know you will never eat. Pick ones you enjoy and want to have handy for meals.

All herbs have different soil and watering needs. Most herbs need at least 6 hours of full sunlight to grow and be healthy. If you do not have a spot that will let them get the full amount of light they need, you can get a grow light that runs for about 15 hours per day. To save on space you can plant different small herbs in the same container, but you need to pair up the plants that have the same growing needs. Herbs like rosemary, lavender, sage, and thyme prefer drier soil. Herbs like basil, chives, cilantro, and parsley prefer moist, well-draining soil and do best when harvested often. Herbs like mint and catnip can grow aggressively so it is best to keep them in their own pots to contain them.


Choose The Right Container

Finding the right containers for your herbs is an important part of making your herb garden. You need to find the right size for the herbs you want to grow. You also need to make sure you can add drainage holes if you need them. Tusco Products has a wide variety of planters to choose from. They come in sizes ranging from small planters for a garden to large planters for a landscaping project. You can choose from modern styles or classic styles. Pick out a tray for your planter and match the shape, size, and color. Tusco planters will let you customize your herb garden to match your style.

Starting your own herb garden can be a great way to bring healthy and flavorful herbs to your kitchen and recipes. Pick out the herbs you like and want to grow. Grab the containers that match your style and get to planting!

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