Growing Savoury Herbs can be a fun and rewarding project. The first step to getting started is deciding which herbs you want to grow. The most popular are probably thyme, marjoram, sage and oregano. These are grown in pots indoors. If you do not have a garden you can purchase them at your local nursery or grow them from seeds. There is also a wide array of pre-packaged seeds available if you prefer.
There are a few things that you need to consider when you are growing herbs in a container. First, think about the size of the herb container. It should be wide enough to allow plenty of room to spread out, but not so wide that it takes up more than one third of the area in which you are planning to plant your herbs. You will also need to consider how many herbs you are planning to plant. Some herbs, such as parsley require only a few inches of space each for growth. Other, such as basil, will need more space.
Once you have decided on the herbs you would like to plant, check the weather conditions of your area to decide which herbs you are going to plant. If you live in a place with cold winters, then choose the herbs for winter. Herbs that are best for cold weather are those that have a hardiness that withstands low temperatures. Thyme, for example, is an herb that can handle frost. Sage is another great choice for cold weather, but only if it is young. Otherwise it will become a very tender herb in the winter months.
When you are choosing the herbs for your garden, consider how they smell once they have been planted. Do you prefer the fragrance of thyme or prefer to smell lavender? You can easily change the smell of your herbs by washing them before you plant them. Many herbs do not smell like flowers, so be sure to check before you plant them. The best way to test your soil is to take a handful of each herb and place them in a pot, leaving them alone to see if they grow.
To have your herb garden in full bloom, you need to fertilize them regularly. Start by adding a tablespoon of either bleach or water soluble fertilizer to the bottom of every pot. Be sure to rinse thoroughly after using the pots. Be careful not to leave any residue on the leaves and stems to damage the plant during shipping or delivery.
Be careful about over-fertilizing your herb garden. Most herbs will do well on a half-strength level of fertilizer. This will keep the plants healthy and prevent you from having to add fertilizer a lot during the growing season. This is an excellent time to start a herb garden as the herbs will be ready to harvest.
Many people love the Mediterranean garden style, and savoury herbs are an important part of that. By growing your own herb garden, you can include the lovely exotic herbs that only grows in this part of the world. You can have a large selection in your herb garden, as it is easy to grow them from seed.
If you enjoy growing your own herbs, you will definitely want to read through some herb gardening tips before you start planting. Savoury herbs are easy to grow, but there are a few things that you should consider when you are planting them. You do not want to overtire your herb garden with too much of a herb. It is also not a good idea to harvest your plant leaves during their blooming season, because it will reduce the nutrient value of your herb.