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From Seed to Plate: How to Grow a Thriving Herb Garden

From Seed to Plate HOW TO GROW A THRIVING HERB GARDEN • Herbs add flavor and supply health benefits, including Cancer-fighting antioxidants Disease prevention Reduced inflammation in the body There are more than 70 herbs. TIPS AND TRICKS FOR GROWING YOUR OWN HERBS Starting From Seed Use a lightweight potting soil with a high concentration of organic matter. Plant in small-celled plastic trays with small cells for easy root establishment. Place the tray in a warm room out of direct sun. 2in. [ Artificial light, such as fluorescent, is helpful but not necessary if there's plenty of sunlight. Transplant herbs with regular potting soil when they are about 2 inches tall. Germination Chart Start Seeds Indoors Blooming Season Growth Type (number of weeks before last spring frost) BASIL 6-8 Midsummer Annual CHIVES 8-10 Early summer Perennial CILANTRO/ Not recommended Midsummer Annual CORIANDER DILL Not recommended Early summer Annual LAVENDER, 8-12 Early to late summer Perennial ENGLISH OREGANO 6-10 Mid- to late summer Tender perennial PARSLEY 10-12 Mid- to late summer Biennial ROSEMARY 8-10 Early summer Tender perennial SAGE 6-10 Early to late summer Perennial TARRAGON, FRENCH Not recommended Late summer Perennial THYME, COMMON 6-10 Early to midsummer Perennial • Mind the Indoor and Outdoor Weather 볼 봄봄봄 60° 70° Herbs need 4 to 6 hours direct sun every day. 60 degrees at night and 70 degrees during the day is ideal. Let the roots drain Choose containers with drain Place rocks or foam at the bottom of holes. Clay pots allow the soil to breathe. the container to keep the roots from rotting Try not to overwater; the soil should feel damp not wet. Rotate Often Rotate plants once a week for even sun exposure. Prune the Smart Way Pinch off both large and Larger leaves act as the plant's solar panels; plucking too many at once will make it harder for the plant to grow. Remove dried or dead leaves so nutrients can focus on new growth. small leaves. CHOOSING THE RIGHT HERBS Start Off Easy Sage Thyme Chives Mint Parsley Tarragon ARE KNOWN TO THRIVE BETTER INDOORS THAN OTHER HERBS KEEP IN MIND HERBS CAN BE: ANNUALS (bloom one season) PERENNIALS BIENNIALS (live two seasons, blooming only the second season) (bloom each season once established) a Caraway Bay Oregano Anise Basil Parsley Chives Rosemary Chamomile Lavender Sage Coriander/Cilantro Lemon grass Tarragon Dill Marjoram Thyme Winter Summer savory Mint Savory DIY PLANTING IDEAS Use chalkboard paint on pots for easy labeling. Pot your plants in tin cans or tea tins; drill holes in the bottom with a hammer and thick nail. Place the cans on an absorbent surface, such as cork or cement blocks, to suck up excess water. For non-porous containers, such as glass, place rocks at the bottom so roots can stay dry. For even sun exposure, set pots on a lazy Susan. Hang pots from a tension rod in front of a window to keep them in the sun and out of pets' mouths. Herbs aren't exclusive to outdoor gardens. With a few key tips and tricks, growing your own indoor herbs is simple and rewarding. ------------------------------------------------------ BROUGHT TO YOU BY SOURCES FIX 303 를

From Seed to Plate: How to Grow a Thriving Herb Garden

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Herbs are what take a dish from ordinary to delicious, and growing your own herbs is one critical way to add extra oomph to your kitchen offerings. has created an infographic entitled “F...




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