Growing a Basic Herb Garden for Your Kitchen

by The Gardening Experts

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By building and growing your own basic herb garden, you will reap the rewards of not only saving a good deal of money in the long run, but also by creating something that is both practical and lovely.

You spend so much money every year on buying jars, bottles, and bunches of parsley, thyme, oregano, basil, and mint. If you learned to grow it yourself, it would cost mere pennies.

Basic Herb Gardening Kits

A lot of people are apprehensive about starting their own basic herb garden, for fear that their green thumbs just aren’t green enough.

But here’s the quiet, little secret: herb growing is easy!

As long as you have a pinch of patience, a dollop of desire, and feel for following directions, then you can grow your own basic herb garden with absolute ease.

Whether you wish you could grow a basic herb garden outdoors or a windowsill herb garden in your own home, there’s nothing stopping you but yourself.

Stop wishing it were so, and actually do it!

Below we’ll go over briefly how you can create your very own basic herb garden in your home or outside of it with no difficulty.

Before we begin, though, here’s a list of some materials that all herb garden kits cannot do without:

  • Soil
  • Fertilizer
  • Seed or Herb Plants
  • Containers
  • A Small Spade

And that’s all. We swear.

Everything else comes from the little amount of work you do and the warmth of Mother Nature.

So, are you ready to grow your own basic herb garden yet?

Then let’s get to it!

The Outdoor Culinary Herb Garden

First things first: location, location, location.

A person would do well to have his or her basic herb garden situated right outside his or her kitchen door. This makes the plant easy to care for and, more importantly, easy to use when cooking.

This, however, is not always possible in reality. Especially in more urban environments, the luxury of having a backyard garden is fairly non-existent.

If you are lucky enough to have the room for a backdoor culinary herb garden, then great–that’s fantastic.

If, however, you are like the rest of us who just don’t have the space, then you have a few options.

One of those options we’ll cover in the next section on indoor basic herb garden creation. The other is container growing.

You can grow a culinary herb garden in one large container or in a series of smaller containers. All basic herb garden herbs grow very well in containers.

Containers can also be a very practical way to grow those herbs like mint that like to spread and take over a yard.

Make sure that wherever you put them, they get plenty of sunlight. Sunshine is an absolutely essential element to making your basic herb garden work.

The Indoor Windowsill Herb Garden

First things first again: location, location, location!

This is even more important than with your outdoor basic herb garden because indoors, you don’t get nearly as much sunlight.

When choosing where to put your windowsill herb garden, you must be aware of how much sunlight a particular window takes in during a regular day.

For your herbs to grow as well as they should, you need to make sure that they will be getting at least six hours of sun a day.

That bears repeating:

Your basic herb garden needs to be getting at least six hours of sun a day.

Some of the herbs that tend to really thrive in an indoor windowsill herb garden setting include:

  • Parsley
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Basil

Now that you have picked out your location, and made sure it gets plenty of sunlight, you are ready to start growing your very own basic herb garden.

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