If you are in search of a new hobby or trying to find a way to add excitement to your life, you should take a look at what herbs can be grown together in herb gardening. In fact, you will find that there are many different combinations that you can try. What herbs do you like to consume? Which ones do you like to use in cooking?
Culinary herbs are those that you use in your daily cooking. You can choose to grow culinary herbs for flavor, aroma or medicinal purposes. Some of the most common culinary herbs are basil, mint, oregano, parsley, thyme, basil and Rosemary. Of course, you can use all of these in your recipes, but if you are not creating a dish that uses one of these herbs, you probably won’t want to grow them. However, what herbs can be planted with flowers you can harvest to use at home.
Herbs can be harvested either on the stem or right before the flowers open. When harvesting herbs, it is important that you get rid of any leaf debris. It is also a good idea to trim back any overgrown bushes. After you have harvested the plant, you can store it for later use, if you want to later use the plant in a recipe, you can store it in your kitchen or garden until the next season arrives.
Perennial herbs grow quickly and have large storage potential. The best way to grow perennial herbs is by planting them inside a structure such as a garden box, raised bed, or a trellis system. For containers, I prefer to use the ones that are in the ground and self-sowing. However, if you are new to herb gardening, I would recommend you go with companion planting as a first time gardener. Companion planting refers to planting herbs together so that they can grow together, as I did with the oregano and thyme that became my first two annual herbs. I placed the thyme in a box, and the oregano was able to climb up the sides and was now resting on the top.
There are also full sun, low maintenance herbs, such as basil, mint, sage, and Rosemary. All of these herbs will thrive in a sunny area of garden soil and all three should be planted in pots before they bloom. I like to place them in medium size round pots. They get a lot of sun and I rarely have to water them.
Full sun, low maintenance herbs such as basil, mint, and Rosemary are great for starting out. I love them because all three will mature in the same year, which is great in my part of the country. In my growing season, I put the oregano, thyme, and basil in a pot, and put the rest of the plants in a plastic bag and spread them out on the lawn. My husband walked by and did not even notice the fresh herbs.
Herbs can also be grown indoors in containers. Some of the best ones to grow indoors are basil, mint, and chives. They all do well with a regular watering, so it really does not matter whether they are planted in a traditional container garden or inside a container. They also don’t need much fertilizer; just check the soil moisture at least once a week to make sure you are getting the right amount of water. Herbs also do well in indoor containers with drainage holes, but I don’t plant them there unless there is some way for me to monitor the drainage.
In conclusion, if you want to grow herbs but do not have room for a traditional herb garden, you should consider planting Rosemary and then adding some other herbs to your garden. They all like similar conditions, and many of them can grow inside, so this gives you a lot more flexibility. Just remember that you are planting the herb, and not just growing plants in pots.