Hi there! Kimberly from A Night Owl here, sharing some tips on how to start your own Spring Herb Garden!
As we’re heading into spring, it’s a good time to take stock of your gardening needs. I’m a Phoenix city dweller, and while that may mean that I don’t have acres of land for gardening and primarily desert landscaping, it doesn’t mean that we don’t benefit from well-chosen plants for our home! Since I do a bit of cooking and baking at home, it has been on my list for a while to start a fresh herb garden, and I finally have done just that! And today I’m sharing our experience with you.
The first step to starting your herb garden is to determine the best herbs for planting during these months. Parsley, cilantro, dill and chives are all on the list of herbs that thrive during the spring months. Once you determine the spring herbs you want to plant, you’ll next want to think quantity. If you want to yield a large quantity of one herb, think about starting your herb garden by seeds. Start with a packet of seeds and Jiffy Pots or even an Herb Garden Planter Kit. I found the seeds pictured above at my local True Value, but check with your local store to see what kinds they carry. Once your seedlings are fully-grown, you can transplant them into pots or planters for your complete garden.
Alternatively, if you would like to start a garden with a variety of herbs in smaller quantities, you can start with bedding herbs already grown, found at your local True Value or nursery. And that’s just what we did. To transplant your bedding herbs, first select a planter with proper drainage.
Fill the bottom third of your planter with quality soil, like this Miracle Grow Organic Potting Mix.
Next you’ll want to remove your herbs from their temporary pots, loosen the root ball and transfer to your planter.
Once your herbs have been transplanted, fill in open areas with additional potting soil, ensuring you leave about an inch from the top of the planter for watering.
Now your spring herb garden is ready to grow! Ensure you’re adequately watering your herbs well during the transplant stage. Once your herbs begin growing, prune back and you can use your clippings right away or store in your refrigerator.
And there you have it! If you’ve had an herb garden on your list of to do’s, what’s stopping you? Enjoy the benefits of fresh herbs at home today!