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Keeping Your Garden Properly Fertilized

One hobby that is quickly gaining popularity among many Americans is herb gardening. Herb gardening is a great way for people to spend time while saving money and living a healthier and more sustainable life. Herbs are expensive when you have to buy them in the supermarket. Additionally, these herbs have to be picked before they are completely ripe or ready for harvest so that they won’t spoil before they hit the shelves. These commercially produced herbs are also grown with many different pesticides and chemicals that can be dangerous to the health of you and your family. Because of the chemicals that are used on these herbs, many people choose to go a more organic route and grow their own. For people who do this it is important to know about keeping your herb garden properly fertilized so that your plants do not die from lack of nutrients or because you used the wrong type of fertilizer.

Knowing how to fertilize your herbs and garden plants properly is one of the most important skills that you can get as a home gardener. One of the best options for home fertilizing is home made mulch made out of products that you would normally throw out. Any food products that you would normally put in the garbage can be a great nutritional option to add to grass clippings and other debris from your yard.

Fertilizing your herbs is one of the most important steps that you will take when growing your own plants. This process will keep our herbs growing vigorously through both warm and cold periods. Fertilizer should be spread through the garden or pot where the plants are planted regularly. Every few weeks you should scatter fertilizer in the garden to keep your plants healthy.

The other part of proper fertilization is watering. Plants need both food and water just like humans so giving the appropriate amount of water is important. Each different type of herb that you grow will require different amounts of both fertilizer and water so it is important to do a little research on the herbs you are growing before you start a regular watering and fertilization program.

Keeping your herbs healthy is very important and should be a priority so your herbs can become a part of the food that comes out of your kitchen. If you have further questions about fertilization and watering, you may want to ask a professional at a home and gardening shop. Experiment with different herbs and you will be sure to add variety to your cooking.

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