Starting your own herb garden can be stressful, especially if you have never created one before. What to plant, how, when, where, and why can all be unknown. We are here to help!
There are countless herbs out there, all with different purposes. To begin your garden, pick your garden’s purpose. Enjoyment, appearance, to help with cooking, or medicinal. When you pick what your gardening purpose is, you can then pick what herbs to plant and where!
Commonly used herbs in culinary gardens are basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and sage.
Herbs usually used in medicinal gardens are known to be mint, sage, marjoram, winter savory, lavender, and oregano do to their strong potency and scientifically proven medical advantages.
Herbs and plants that have flowers and blossoms include dill, geranium, lavender, and sage.
As you can see, some herbs are in more than one group. Because of this, you can have more than one purpose to a garden. Be sure to keep the purposeful herbs separated, so they do not outgrow each other and compete for space. Keep like-plants grouped together.
Keep in mind that each herb requires special attention, pruning and trimming. Each plant is an individual and may require different conditions to grow to its full potential. To get more information on common herbs to start your own herb garden, click the links below for a full list and more detailed descriptions of each herb, and how to plant and upkeep these wonderful plants.