Herbs have been a part of human culture
since the dawn of history. Spices, medicinal herbs, and incense all played key
roles in early civilization. They remain a prominent part of human life to the
modern day. Many people enjoy participating in the age old tradition of herb
gardening. Whether it is for medicinal purposes or for the intense flavor of
garden fresh herbs, there are many benefits to growing your own herb garden
Everything Starts With The Basics
Decide which herbs you would like to grow
and for what purpose. Research the growing requirements of the plants you are
considering. Some herbs may require special care or need to be harvested at a
particular time for best results. Make sure that you can provide the proper
conditions for your plants.
As part of your research, consider whether
you will grow indoors or outdoors. Each has its own advantages and limitations.
When looking up the needs of your plants, do not forget that indoor and outdoor
growing information can differ quite a bit for the same herb.
Whether you are growing indoors or
outdoors, you will need to determine how much space you will have set aside for
your herb garden. The amount of space available will place limits on the number
of plants, variety of herbs, and design options.
Making Your Herb Garden Distinctive
There are several simple things you can do
to make your garden stand out. Using bricks, cinder blocks, or treated wood,
you can build small retaining walls to create a terraced effect. You can
surround the border and creating lines separating the different herbs using
painted stones. You can purchase stones with patterns and colors already
applied. You can also hand paint stones to add your own personal touch.
For indoor gardens, you also have a number
of options. You can paint the shelving and pots. Mirrors and tabletop fountains
fit very well with an indoor garden. Other natural decorations, such as a large
piece of bark or a sandstone collection will also work well.
However you decide to decorate, write down
a detailed plan. Make a list of all of the equipment and decorative elements
you will need to bring your plan to life. This will help you be prepared with
everything you will need and make the garden building process much more enjoyable.
Home herb gardening has an enduring popularity going back
into ancient history. You can create your own herb garden with a bit of careful
thought and planning. Planning out your garden will greatly ease its
installation and care.