Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Planning a Herb Garden

Planning and planting an herb garden is one of the special joys of the Spring season. The best herb gardens start on paper. Select a sunny, well drained site as close to the kitchen as possible and carefully plot it on paper. Be assured that the size need not be large. A spot as small as the top of a card table will suffice for a beginning herb garden. Here are some simple kitchen garden plans with simple designs that can be tucked in a small sunny corner hear the house.

Now make a list of the herbs you think you might like to grow. If you are familiar with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, they will give you an excellent culinary garden. If fragrance is what you seek, then include lavenders, lemon balm, lemon verbena plus some of the many scented geraniums.
First lay out the plan of your garden on paper. It is vastly important that an herb garden have a design for herbs are basically quiet plants, rarely flowering and with "hidden virtues" as the old herbalists always put it. Placing the plants within the framework of your design will give your herb garden, no matter how small, great distinction.

The Rosemary House is always available to you if you cannot find your herb plants locally. We carefully ship herb plants in the Spring season.


Marilyn Miller said...

Now if I only could get the gardener in the family to be so organized. Maybe I should take over the herb garden.

P4m3L4j0 said...

Thank you for the herb help. I am trying to get an herb garden going. I used pots last year and did not like the results. This year I want to put them in the ground. I love the smell and taste of fresh rosemary and want to try growing some other herbs to eat and use.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Thanks for the guide on planting an herb garden...I have been wanting to do this for quite some time...although I may have found this too late for this year??

Donna Hardin

Anonymous said...

i am working on mapping my first herb garden! this is a great resource, so i thank you!