You’ve decided to start a herb garden? Great! Now you need to work out the best way for your herbs to grow happily. Well, the first step of course is to provide them with a proper growbed. Next follow our guide on some other tips to help you get started.

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The best spot for your herb garden

Before you put your hands in some dirt, you have to think very carefully about where you want to start you garden. Of course, you don’t want your herb garden to be too far from the kitchen but there is another thing that you should take into account: sun exposure. Indeed, most of herbs require hours of sunlight. Be sure to choose the sunniest spot on your balcony or even the rooftop of your building if you are able to plant on it.

 

What to plant

When it comes to herbs, there is a lot to choose from. Basil, parsley, mint, sage…. It’s really a matter of taste and taste for discovery challenges as most of the herbs are resistant and easy to grow. If you feel like trying new herbs or need some new ideas, check our must grow list!

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Growing and Harvesting

Herbs are relatively low maintenance and easy to grow. Don’t be afraid to trim off your herbs! This is not going to hurt the plant at all. This is one of the most common mistakes people make when starting an herb garden. Try to harvest them just before you use them : they are tastier when freshly picked! If you can’t manage to use all your herbs when harvested, freezing them is a good way to preserve their flavour!

Now you are all set up for starting to grow your kitchen garden, so go buy your garden supplies, and let’s grow!