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How to Start and Maintain a Herb Garden - part 1

How to Start and Maintain a Herb Garden - part 1


Lowes love helping you in your garden. With a Lowes Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons setting up a herb garden costs less and will be on of the most enjoyable things you can do. When you're setting up and maintaining a herb garden, there are several key points to consider. Proper soil is essential, as is watering and pruning new growth. You'll also want to make sure that your pots and containers are the right size, and that your herbs aren't too rich in nutrients.


Proper sized pots

If you're planning a potted herb garden, it's important to get the proper sized pots. Choosing the wrong size can lead to wilting and root rot. For most herbs, a pot that's at least 6 inches wide and 10 inches deep is ideal. You may also want to consider a pot that is made of terra cotta. These pots allow you to plant different herbs in one single pot.


Many herbs require frequent watering and drainage. You'll also want to buy a pot with a drainage hole at the bottom. This helps with drainage and keeps the soil from getting too moist.


It's also important to buy containers that are at least one-third the size of the mature plant. This is because they need space for their roots to grow. Pots with larger diameters will also help protect the plants from frost damage.


In addition to good drainage, you'll also need a container that's big enough to hold the soil. There are many types of containers available, including fabric pots, ceramic pots, and stone pots.


If you're planning a container herb garden, it's a good idea to spend some time at a garden center and find out what kind of container would work best for your specific needs. Some herbs, like rosemary, prefer to be grown in a shallow pot. On the other hand, others, such as cilantro, need a deeper one.


If you're looking for a pot that's easier to move around, you should consider a fabric Smart Pot. These planters come in a variety of sizes, so you can fit a lot of herbs into your garden.


You can add worm castings to your container to boost the nutrients in the soil. Alternatively, you can use a potting soil.


Soil that's not too rich

Having the right soil in your herb garden is key to a healthy harvest. Most herbs like a slightly acidic or slightly neutral soil.


If you're growing your herbs in a container, you should add a little fertilizer. You can use all-natural organic fertilizer. It's also important to have good drainage. Otherwise, the roots of your plants will be soggy and rot.


Soil is a mixture of minerals and water. There is a wide variety of soil types. Some plants thrive in sandy or moist soil, while others are better suited to a more fertile environment.

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