Herbal Gardening3

First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring 2018

 

What plans do you have this season?  This season I have decided to plant herbs.

We may get another frost!  April is rainy season so it’s probably best to wait until April 1 after the frost. Join me in my venture of patio gardening.  Watch them grow throughout the season. Revisit to view more pictures categorized under Community, Gardening.

I’m looking forward to a great Spring year!  Are you?

 

 

 

 

Herbal Gardening4Direct Seeding

The best time to start planting is:

Seed your herb garden after the danger of frost has passed.

Read the seed packets to determine depth of planting.

Prepare a trench to place the seeds at the correct depth.

Scatter the seeds at the recommended spacing.

Cover seeds with a little soil.  Water gently.

 

 

 

 

 

Herbal GardeningWhat to Plant

Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Marjoram, Oregano, Lavender

According to Gardening Know-how these plants grow well together in the same pot.  These herbs are normally used in every day dishes, except lavender.  More herbs include cilantro, basil, and mint.  Mint would be great for summer teas.

 

What Soil to Use

I’m no expert on gardening!  More research was needed to find these answers for my Spring gardening. Referencing Blog “Fine Gardening,” she recommends the right potting mix for herbs.

The image at right is Basil and Mint combined together in one pot.  This is a great idea especially when you have minimum space such as patio gardening.

 

What Containers to Use

The most commonly used pots are clay pots.

Clay Pots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Dry Herbs

There are three ways to preserve herbs

  1. Air Dry
  2. Oven Dry
  3. Freezing

 

Looks like I’m off to a good start in planning my patio herbal garden!  How about you?