Planting and Growing Herbs

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Planting and growing herbs can be one of the most rewarding experiences a gardener will have. This is because herb plants give so much in return for the care bestowed on them. Herb plants allows you to harvest almost every part of them, depending on the plant. From leaves, thin stalks, flowers, seeds, and even roots, herb plants are some of the most fantastic plants you will get to grow in your garden.

When planting and growing herbs, you have a choice of doing it inside or outside your home. Many herb plants start inside. You can plant your seeds in some pots and allow them to germinate and sprout inside the house where it's generally warmer than outside temperatures. It will take anywhere from three to six weeks before you can visibly see your growing herbs, but the patience will pay off!

When starting and growing herbs in containers, you can choose to keep them in containers, assuming they will not become too large for the container, or you can transplant them to your garden and continue their life outdoors. Keeping them in containers can be nice because you can position your herb garden all around the house. The only thing you have to make sure of is that they get enough sunlight, about six to eight hours is needed.

If you intend to transplant your herbs to your garden outside do so after a week or two weeks after you've seen the first sprouts. You do this because you don't want to cause any trauma to your growing herbs. When healthy and growing herbs are transplanted at just the right time, you will not even notice them exhibit any signs of trauma or damage. When it is not ready, however, you will notice that they herbs will seem to wilt a little. If the trauma is too great, they can also die. So be very careful about your transplanting process.

Not all healthy and growing herbs started from being planted inside and in containers. Many herbs can be planted outside, directly into the ground of your garden. If you soils has been prepared, and it's the first few weeks of spring, you herb plants should do just fine being planted straight into the ground. This also saves you from the trouble of transplanting. Particularly difficult herbs to transplant, like parsley, does pretty well when planted directly into the ground, and so you may want to choose this option for some of your herbs.

No matter what option you choose in the end, planting and growing herbs will be a great hobby for anyone to begin. Just make sure your plants get enough sunlight, have a moist environment, and that the herb patches are weed free. You will have a steady and stable herb garden in no time, and if you choose the right herbs, they will even do the replanting for you!

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This article was published on 2010/03/27