1. Choose your location carefully
When growing an herb garden, the location is very important. Plants should have enough sunlight and accessible for frequent harvesting. Look at the types of herbs that are growing and note the conditions in which they grow. Some herbs are cool and dry, while others are warm and moisturized. Some like the full sun, but some prefer partial shade. Group hubs as needed. An alternative is to plant less watered herbs on slopes that occupy higher ground than herbs that need extra moisture that can be planted on the floor.
2. Start with good quality plants
Herbs can start from seeds, cuts cut from existing plants, or divisions into larger chunks. Whatever your source, the plant you start with should be healthy and strong. Keep in mind that weak seedlings and potted herbs are difficult to thrive when transplanted into an herb garden. Different herbs grow best using different methods. Some grow best on seeds, but some, like spices, give better results if you start with splitting the lumps. Basil plants grown from crops are good for windowsill herb gardens, but they cannot be compared to plants grown from seeds. Seedlings also tend to grow quickly and actively, branching in all directions to form plants of good size. On the other hand, herbs such as cilantro, dill, and parsley grow best from seeds and peppermint, while spearmint and rosemary grow best from cut roots.
3. Often harvested
This cut-and-dyne plant needs frequent harvesting. People with branching habits tend to get softer when choosing a tip because new branches happen at the node below. For example, a node of basil and mint can send two branches in opposite directions when the tip is pinched. On the other hand, non-branched herbs such as cilantro can be harvested by stirring regularly for a continuous supply from the same plant.
4. Supply nitrogen-rich fertilizer
Frequent harvesting keeps the plant in plant growth mode. However, as the herb grows new branches and leaves, the plant’s nutrients are quickly depleted. As a result, we need to supply herbs regularly to compensate for the deficit. Nitrogen is a major macro element that promotes leaf growth and provides plants with high nitrogen fertilizers. If you want to avoid chemical fertilizers in your herb garden, the best dressing for composting is another option. Compost tea is a vegetable tonic rich in nitrogen compounds.
5. Provide partial shade
Herbs usually need enough sunlight to thrive, but too much can be a bad thing, especially for herbs like basil, spices, mint, catnip and parsley. When planning your herb garden, arrange the beds according to the amount of light you receive during the day. Arrange the beds so that the shadows of tall plants fall on small plants in the afternoon. Herbs are generally not good under trees that tend to create dark shades. However, if tall trees allow mottled light, it will be fine all summer.
6. Sometimes hard pruning
With frequent harvesting, give your herb bushes a thorough pruning that will help keep them young. You can use a pair of garden shears to cut your peak growth in half or a third. Unsightly leafy tree trunks can be exposed. But new growth will soon cover the bushes and give them new life. Hard pruning is recommended for herbs such as oregano, sage, peppermint and rosemary.