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The advantage of an Herb Garden by; Glenn Mast

Planting a container herb garden provides advantages that cannot be achieved through growing herbs in your garden. Some of the advantages is providing the mobility necessary to protect your herbs from harsh outdoor weather and seasonal conditions, as well as predatory animals and insects. You will enjoy cultivating your herbs year-round in a more stable and forgiving environment than can be achieved through outdoor planting.

If you frequently use thyme, parsley, sage, oregano, dill, basil, and chives, it would be at advantage if you make use of a container herb garden.

The very first thing that you have to consider is the location for your container herb garden. This type of garden is ideal for gardeners who have limited space. So even if you live in an apartment, it would be possible to grow your favorite herbs in your container herb garden.

But potting herbs in a container is not an easy task. You have to spend a bit more time making sure the soil has the right amount of water and that the container receives the right amount of sunlight for your plants.

When choosing where to place your plants, keep in mind that in the Northern Hemisphere, sunlight enters in at an angle more from the south. Therefore, plants that need a lot of sun will benefit from being placed where they will have southern exposure. For the plants that need partial shade should be placed on the northern side or you can position them in an area away from the window that is shadier.

Once you have prepared the containers, you can now plant the seeds or seedlings. Plant the herbs properly. The tallest herbs can be planted at the center while the smaller ones can be planted in the surrounding area. If the herbs are cascading, it should be placed along the container edges.

Many herbs are not picky about the pots that they are grown in and this is fortunate for those of us starting an herb container garden. Herbs that love containers are Basil, rosemary, thyme, dill, mint, sage and lavender.

Herbs do not need frequent watering because too much water can damage the roots of the herbs. When the soil is already dry, you can water it. Determine the harvesting time for your herbs since this will usually vary. Some herbs can be harvested in a month while others take more than a year. By planting herbs with the use of a container herb garden plan, one can have a supply of herbs all year long.

Author Resource: Glenn Mast is a successful business owner of a couple websites that offer Amish Handcrafted Products. His sites offer products and information about Amish Made Products & decor for your home, lawn or garden.
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