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Watering Your Herb Garden

When it comes to planting an herb garden in or outside of your home, there are many things to consider. However, overall, it can be a very fulfilling experience. While it is true that each herb requires different steps to keep it healthy and growing, the way to find that information is so simple, and the steps required are not too difficult.

One of the first things that you need to know is what exactly you are working with. What kind of herbs are actually found in your home herb garden? Make a list, and then look more carefully into the individual requirements for care that each has. Different herbs require different amounts of water or sunlight. Some are good almost anywhere, but others can be very delicate. You want to be sensitive to their needs, so that they will be able to yield the kind of plant that you will want to have—and will be able to use.

Also, be very aware of the climate that these herbs have to live in. If you have planted your home herb garden outside, those plants that do well in the area in which you live will thrive and do well, as you work to keep them trimmed and taken care of. Others may not survive, and would really do better outside.

Once you have determined these things, you can move ahead to the actual watering and maintaining of these beautiful plants. Most herbs require moist soil all of the time, and a good place to receive some sunlight. In fact, on average, an herb prefers to have at least six hours of sunlight a day.

Water your plants regularly, but provide a way for any extra water to drain so that your little herbs will not drown. You want the soil to be moist, but avoid watering it to the point where it becomes soggy.

Be aware of which plants are healthy and which are not. Thin out those plants that are not healthy, so as to provide room for the stronger plants to grow.
Depending on the function you would have for the herbs you have planted, be aware of what tips you’ll need to know in order to maximize them. For instance, some plants will taste and smell better if you pluck off the flowers as they continue to grow. Little things like that will make all the difference. As you continue to regularly water and maintain your herb garden, you will be greatly satisfied with the kinds of things it produces for you.

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July 2011