How to Create Your Own Herb Garden
Creating your own herb garden has never been easier as long as you have access to sunlight. 🙂 I currently live in a small apartment with a cute little deck that I got to decorate with my fresh green herbs this year. Although I planted them toward the end of May, I thought they deserved to be shared with others for extra inspiration!
It is a simple process really… especially if you are buying pre-potted herb plants from the store (I did this for 7 of my herb plants, and transplanted Parsley & Chives from my mom’s garden).
If this is the route you choose, then all you need is:
- Herb plants
- Pots for the herbs (make sure it has a hole in the bottom for water drainage)
- Saucers or bases for the herb pots (for water drainage)
- Gloves (if you don’t want dirt under your fingernails, but who really cares, right?)
- Sunlight 🙂
First, I planned out how much space I had and what herbs I wanted to plant. I knew I wanted at least 9 different herbs for my herb garden. Then I went out to a local nursery and picked out some cool pots that I knew I would have for a long time. I wanted the theme to be bright and cheery and reflect my personality. 🙂 I think I succeeded.
After that I went to 3 different nurseries to get the variety of herbs I wanted. Then, I gathered my supplies and started digging.
I ended up with 11 herbs instead of the 9 and had to mix the Dill and Tarragon together (although I typically don’t recommend mixing herbs together in the same pot because certain herbs tend to cross pollinate and end up tasting like neither of the herbs, but rather a different mixture that is not as flavorful).
- Lavender – I saw this after I potted the above 10 herbs and decided to buy it as a decoration for my patio table since Lavender helps to repel mosquitos (pesky critters) and you can substitute Lavender leaves for Rosemary incase you were to ever run out).
Planting is really simple really… you just line the plant up so that it is slightly even or just under the rim of the pot, fill with dirt and pack the dirt around the plant.
Since my mom had Parsley and Chives in her garden, I saved some money and transplanted from her excess. 🙂 As long as you have enough dirt around the roots, they will do great being transplanted!
And finally all the herbs are in their new homes and ready to be appreciated in recipes galore!
Not only does having your own herb garden look beautiful, it can really save you money in the long run if you are used to buying fresh herbs at the store to use in recipes. By investing in pots one time, and buying herb plants, I will be able to go to my deck all summer/fall long to grab whatever herbs I may need for any juice, cooking, or various recipes.
Stay fresh people and give your green thumb a mini workout in your own herb garden 🙂
p.s. This blog is about more than life for us, it is about giving life to others as well! Through Fuel Hope, every greens purchase from this blog (lifewithgreens), $8.00 of every jar goes directly to Pearl Alliance to stop human trafficking in southeast asia. Together we can help eradicate the global slave trade and bring hope! Eat / drink your greens people and stay fresh!