Herbs can be a beautiful addition to your garden. Not only are they attractive, they lend a lovely fragrance to your yard. As well, they’re very functional, not only for the flavor they impart during cooking but also for their ability to address certain health problems. There’s an amazing selection of herbs for you to plant. Basil and oregano are a couple of the species that are well suited to cooking. Some herbs, such as lavender and chamomile, are also useful for their health benefits. Herb gardening really depends on your personal preferences.
Most herbs are easy to grow and will flourish with very little maintenance. And there are so many varieties that you’ll have no trouble finding one that will be ideal for any location in your yard. They’re perfect for a border around your flowers, nestled in a rock garden or adding variety to a container garden.
And they’re so versatile. You can grow them outside in the summer and inside in the cold months. Summer is when you’ll grow them outside, but if you have a nice sunny spot in your home, you can enjoy them year round indoors. Lots of people like to set their indoor herbs outside when it’s warm, where they’ll be even more bountiful. Others like to get a head start on their outdoor herb garden by starting seeds inside in late winter. Before you do this, though, make sure that the herbs you choose can be transplanted without doing them any harm.
You can plant herbs in most sunny locations outside. They’ll thrive both in your vegetable garden and in a small corner of the yard. You can plant them like vegetables in straight rows, or arrange them artistically to add beauty to your property.
Before you start planting, watch the intended location over a couple of days to be certain that it gets the right amount of sun. You also need to make sure that you don’t plant in a swampy location of the yard. And keep in mind that if you plan on using your herbs for cooking, locating them near to the house will make it easier to step outdoors and snip off what you need.
Use caution, however, since not all herbs will grow in all climate zones. However, most are easy to grow and will do well in almost any zone. However, if you’re uncertain about whether specific herbs are suitable for your area, check with your local nursery.
There are any number of different herbs, so it won’t be hard to find one that suits the location you have in mind. That makes it so easy to enjoy their fresh flavor and aroma year round.