Herb Gardening:How To Grow The Perfect Herb Garden

Herb gardening is becoming more and more popular!

Herb gardening is becoming more and more popular every day, and for a good reason.  Herbs have practical value, serve a purpose, and with herb gardening you can actually use your plants.  When most people think of herb gardening they automatically think of cooking, but herbs are also grown for their pleasant aroma and their beauty.

One important part of herb gardening is drying the herbs for use…

One important part of herb gardening is drying the herbs for use during the winter months, especially if you plan on cooking with them.  First the tops of leafy herbs have to be cut, washed, and hung up for the water to evaporate.  Then, tie stems together and hang up in a paper bag to dry.  After two to three weeks they must be removed; crumble the leaves, dry them out in the oven, and store in a glass jar.

One of the most common herbs gown in herb gardening is basil.  “Dark Opal” and regular green basil are beautiful additions to any garden and often used as decoration.  Dark Opal has light pink flowers and dark red leaves.  Basil isn’t just used for its looks; it is used for extra flavor in tomato juices and pastes.

Chives are very petite looking and resemble a blade of grass.  They are much stronger than they look, however, and will grow well through a drought and a drought.  Their toughness and sturdiness makes Chives a perfect plant for herb gardening, especially if the gardener doesn’t want plants that require a lot of hassle.  Chives are good used in salads, egg dishes, and many different sauces.

Mint is also very simple to grow and is good to use in mint jelly…

Mint is also very simple to grow and is good to use in mint jelly, mint juleps, lemonade, and any other kind of fruity drink.  Mint is also good in herb gardening for its unique minty smell.  Two herbs that appear in nearly everyone’s herb garden are thyme and sage.  Both of these herb gardening favorites are used for flavoring soups, chicken, turkey, pork, and other sausages.  Sage is also grown sometimes for its beautiful blue spiked flowers.

Lavender is probably the best smelling herb in all of herb gardening and is often used in candles, as a perfume scent, and to improve the smell in linen chests.  The light purple flowers smell absolutely lovely.

Other types of herbs often grown in herb gardening include borage (used in salads), chervil (used in egg dishes), sweet marjoram (flavors lamb, fish, salad, and soup), sesame (flavors crackers, cookies, and bread), and dill (flavors meats and used in pickles).  Herb gardening allows gardeners to use herbs from their own garden for cooking, looks, and smell.

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Herb gardening will produce much fresher herbs with more flavor than store-bought herbs, and are a lot cheaper.

25 Responses to “Herb Gardening:How To Grow The Perfect Herb Garden”

  • freakjoshy says:

    hey can you send me one of those disks of basil thanks awesome video

  • Indiacalcutta says:

    can one use plastic pots or must it be terra cotta?

    thanks

  • LaminatedGardenGuide says:

    I’ve used a lot of containers for herbs over the years from baskets to porch boxes to large clay pots. I think the key, as with herb beds, is matching the plants that have the same needs and to be realistic about the size of the plants

  • tastygarlic says:

    You can use either type.

  • rustaayy says:

    Do you guys have any tips on making an herb garden appear camouflaged? You know,so I can hide some herbs?

  • RoseBlood77 says:

    I’ve recently begun growing/using fresh herbs and I have to say…there is a 100% boost to flavor using fresh over dried. My husband even commented on the difference the first time I used them. He said “I never thought you could improve your spaghetti sauce but I was wrong”.

    I don’t even have a garden, just pots on my windowsill and I’m in love with them. I will never go back to using dry herbs EVER. The difference is like night and day. And the scent when chopping them is heavenly!

  • midsouthgardener says:

    That’s awesome to know! I think it will be helpful for our community garden folks.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Julia

  • mchugha says:

    I can’t wait for spring!!!!

  • SudburyBiodiversity says:

    Any information on the variety of the plants?

  • Lunarlaserranging says:

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  • kita10pony says:

    Plant it in a spot where weeds grow

  • bcsROBBERY says:

    go to wally world and get a pack of basil seeds for 20 cents and some miracle grow potting soil. put the soil in a container, the seeds on the top of the soil and keep it wet. u’ll have basil in a month.

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  • keithallenlaw says:

    @bcsROBBERY Miracle grow? How dare you!

  • ianniedabomb says:

    beautiful.

  • digiguy says:

    Erbs? Why can’t American’s say the H?

  • VettyP says:

    A commercial? I won’t get those two minutes back…and neither will you if your reading this.

  • DoraDead101 says:

    can anyone give me tips on growing Aloe Vera

  • shakaama says:

    @RoseBlood77 i have started growing my own vegetables and herbs. When i started using them i was like OMG wtf is in the supermarket. The tomatoes taste like tomatoes, the bell peppers taste like bell peppers, the snosberry tastes like snosberry. [a little charlie and chocolate factory humor]

    I am convinced that using your own fresh produce grown by your own hand is the way to go. It’s night and day from store bought produce.

  • thasnaps says:

    @digiguy anno man, does my head in

  • herbgardenpro says:

    Great video and tip for us passionate herb gardeners.

    Following this tip will certainly help in getting better result from my herb garden.

    Looking forward to your next videos.

    Dustin

  • nheraldlee says:

    Loved this video and thanks for the tip…will def be contacting Johnny for some seeds!

  • nheraldlee says:

    Loved this video and thanks for the tip…will def be contacting Johnny for some seeds!

  • foxfire07712 says:

    That is so cool. Definatly gonna get some!

  • DC180 says:

    @RoseBlood77 how old r u? took you a while to figure that out.

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