Herbs are plants that are grown for their
culinary, aromatic, or medicinal qualities.|
Often grown in the garden, they make sensational
container plants. Some can be grown indoors
in a sunny window or under lights. Some herbs
produce flowers; others have beautiful foliage
in many shades of green, gold, silver, bronze,
purple and various variegations. They are
free of most pests and insects.
The following should be considered
- The plant should have healthy looking leaves
and vigorous roots.
- Know how much light to give the kind of herb
you have. Darker leaved types
can do with
a little less sun, but only
the mints do
well in partial shade.
- Make sure herbs are planted in well drained
soil. Most gray leaved types prefer dry conditions
and poor soils. They do not want to be fertilized.
Greener varieties like to have some organic
material such as decomposed leaves or peat
moss added to the soil.
- Some herbs are perennial and will come back
year after year. Others are annuals and will
not survive a frost.
Position herbs near the house
so that you
can easily use them for cooking.
also great for aroma therapy.