3 Tips To Get Started On Your Herbal Garden

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A woman looks at chillies and peppers at a market in Belo Horizonte June 30, 2014. In a project called "On The Sidelines" Reuters photographers share pictures showing their own quirky and creative view of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
A woman looks at chillies and peppers at a market in Belo Horizonte June 30, 2014. In a project called "On The Sidelines" Reuters photographers share pictures showing their own quirky and creative view of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Reuters/Toru Hanai

It’s fun to have a garden you can attend to at home. Flowers, ornamental plants, and fruit trees are popular choices. However, if you want a garden that’s extremely useful and low maintenance, why not get started on your herbal garden? Here are three tips on how to do it.

1. Consult an Expert: There are many things you have to consider when starting a garden especially if you want to plant herbs. The first and most practical step is to consult an expert. Ask your local agriculturist on what kind of herbs to plant, where to plant them, and how to ensure they grow healthy. Seeking expert advice can prevent you from making the wrong choices. Another technique is to visit herbal gardens of other enthusiasts who live near your area. This is one way to gain more knowledge about herbs and how to plant them.

2. Procure the Needed Materials: Once you’re ready, it’s time to procure your needed materials. The most basic things you need are good soil, fertilizer (preferably organic), and water hose or can. You also have the option of using pots in planting herbs. This way you can arrange them in your backyard or place them in your porch or even in your kitchen. It’s also important to decide on which herbs to plant. Since you’re only a beginner, you may try those which are easier to plant.

3. Start Planting: Herbs have medicinal, ornamental, as well as culinary purposes. Once you’re all set to start gardening, go right ahead and start planting. Avoid mixing herbs with each other by allotting a specific area or a pot for each variety. Some herbs look alike when they’re still very young. In this case, labelling them can help you monitor their growth.

Planting herbs has many benefits. You can use them to beautify your house, treat common ailments, use them in cooking and even earn from selling them. So what are you waiting for? Get started on your herbal garden today.

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