Herb Garden Information – 15 Little Known Herb Garden How to Tips

Herb Garden Information – 15 Little Known Herb Garden How to Tips

Article by Eustache Davenport

Herb gardening is a wonderful hobby for anyone to enjoy and make use of the various possibilities these plants has to offer. Here is a list of 15 tips to help you grow them strong and healthy.

This herb garden information is a compilation of little known facts that have been very useful for gardeners over the years.

01. By soaking parsley seeds overnight in warm water, they will soften and will sprout faster.

02. To harvest chervil all summer long you have to make successive plantings.

03. You will need to water mint more often than most other herbs, keep the soil moist but avoid soggy.

04. Older thyme plants looses in quality and should be restarted from seeds every 2 to 3 years.

05. Basil grown next to tomatoes and peppers will add its flavor to these vegetables once harvested. It will also act as a pesticide and keep the bugs away.

06. When harvested for culinary use, herbs should always be collected just before they flower. It is a t that time that they retain the most flavor for you to enjoy.

07. Mint must be harvested often to encourage robust growth, but grow it in a container for it spreads very quickly.

08. The ideal time to harvest your herbs is early morning during a sunny day.

09. You shouldn’t use your regular garden soil as a potting mix for containers. The soil could be ridden with insects, diseases and weed seeds. Another disadvantage is that the soil might not drain properly and harm the plant.

10. You can mulch the area around your herbs often to keep weeds away, doing so with help you maintain a proper moisture level.

11. You can dry herb seeds by hanging the plant head down inside of a paper bag ta catch the seeds as they fall off the pod. It is important to use a paper bag for plastic will hinder drying.

12. Do not use paper or cardboard to store your herbs, they tend to absorb the aromatic flavor over time.

13. You can add garden compost over the surface of the soil in the spring. This is the only fertilization your herbs will need to go through the year.

14. Anise and basil are among herbs that are known to attract insects that are good for your garden, the insects will not damage your crop but will help keep the destructive ones away.

15. To remove strong odors such as onion and garlic from your hands, all you need to do is rub lavender.

I hope these tips proves to be beneficial to you. For more great herb garden how to, follow the link to my website by clicking on the link below. Happy gardening!

About the Author

Eustache Davenport is a gardening enthusiast and author. He lives in Montreal and enjoy teaching his gardening secrets to work groups on how to setup, optimize and maintain an amazing herb garden. For more information on Herb Garden how to, and other tips you can use right away to setup an amazing Herb Garden.