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Herb Garden Information – A Startup Guide

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In the Beginning:
At first, according to Genesis, all plants found on Earth other than the grass and trees were herb plants. Humans learned quickly to use them for daily household requirement and many references can be found in the Bible and medieval writings. The Chinese insist that they were the first to make use of herbs for medicinal use.

After the passing of Greek and Roman civilizations, herb growing became a regular activity in monastery gardens where the monks studied the healing powers associated to certain herbs. Herbs have been cultivated for centuries and are still very popular for culinary, medicinal and ornamental purposes.

Why should you choose to grow herbs :

There are many good reasons for growing herbs. They provide a constant supply of flavor enhancer for your meals, many flavorful teas, a variety of natural medicinal purposes, herbs are also added to oils and vinegars, delicately scented potpourris. Certain herbs grown in your garden will strongly contribute to controlling bugs and various pests. Herbs are also used in skin and hair cosmetics.

As a rule of thumb, herbs are very easy to grow even for a beginner. Once your garden is established, they are simple to maintain and demand little effort. Herbs can be grown by themselves, in a reserved square of your garden or they can be grown among other plants, flowers or vegetables. There is a necessity, however, to learn which herb grown well along which plant or vegetable. These combinations can be beneficial as it can be harmful.

You can grow a herb garden both inside or outside of your home. Therefore you can cultivate and enjoy fresh flavorful herbs during the entire year. They can be grown in a garden either by themselves or spread among other plants and vegetables. They can also be grown in pots, on a window sill or on your patio.

Most herbs enjoy the full sun but certain variety will prefer a more shaded area. The soil can be dry or wet as long as there is proper drainage. Even though most herbs are quite invulnerable to diseases or prone to be attacked by insects, however certain atmospheric conditions can develop into a health hazard and it would be wise for the gardener to be observant of these eventuality.

Your first steps :
When starting out with this wonderful hobby, it can be cumbersome to decide which herbs you wish to grow and you definitively want to avoid buying more than you actually need either directly at the store or through a catalog. It would be wise to decide how you will be using the herbs once harvested. What are the goals… culinary, medicinal, making vinegars and oils etc…, also take into consideration how many persons there are in your family and any other factor to determine the choice of herbs and quantities you will be growing.

To maximize your gardening pleasure, start your garden with new clean soil prepared to receive either the seed or the plant. New soil will be free or weeds and other parasites and you can follow the recommended blend of soil as stated on the back of the seeds envelope.

As for the herbs you choose to grow, it is easier to begin with plants bought at the store but there is a definitive pleasure starting of with seeds and experience the complete process from birth of the baby plants onward. Whatever your choice, it is more practical to start your seedlings indoors where you can also gain growing time by jump-starting the season early on.

You can assure your success by taking the following points into consideration :
– Be aware of germination requirements for all individual plant you plan on growing.
– The soil mixture should be light and kept moist making sure that it drains easily.
– Always use a shallow container to plant the seeds.
– Plan your seedling for eventual transplant when the season arrives.

There is definitively something particular in growing herbs that differs from growing plants or vegetables. The beauty, the scent that flows in your home or garden, the beauty of the flowers of certain plants not to mention the various usages that results in growing them. Once you have started this hobby, you will find additional pleasure in experimenting with growing other herbs that you may be less familiar with. This article on herb garden information is an entrance in this wonderful hobby to help you get started.

As you go along, you will discover additional methods to make your experience grow even richer. The fresh air, the healthy exercise of working in your garden will result in a relaxing hobby that provides you with fresh herbs for many years to come. I publish regular articles on the subject to help you start and maintain a herb garden that will be the envy of your neighbors. More information can be found on my website where I suggest that you sign up for my free mini-course. For the address, please use the link provided underneath.

Good Luck and happy gardening!

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Eustache Davenport is a gardening enthusiast and author. He lives in Montreal and enjoy teaching his gardening secrets to work groups on how to setup, optimize and maintain an amazing herb garden. For more great tips and herb gardening information, visit http://www.herbgardeningonlineguide.com.

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Floor Tiling Made Easy Guide SCAM

If you are wondering about Floor Tiling Made Easy Guide REVIEW, product reputation, or… is Floor Tiling Made Easy Guide SCAM or The Genuine Deal? You’ve come to the right place.

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Alice Periklyl

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Gardeningl
Dec 31, 2010

Garden Table – Very Useful for Outdoor

Garden Table is also a part of Patio Furniture which is used on terraces, gardens, parks, any public gatherings, picnic spots and places of leisure.

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Robert bridgmanl

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Gardeningl
Dec 31, 2010

Enhance your garden with a Gabriel Ash greenhouse-shed

Gabriel Ash offers a selection of greenhouse-sheds that are designed to suit all your gardening needs.

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Gabriel Ashl

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Gardeningl
Dec 31, 2010

Growing Medicinal Herbs: A Healthy Alternative

Among the uses that can be made of herbs, home remedies is one of them. Though generally known for its culinary usage, growing medicinal herbs is favored by many and has been used for many, many centuries. They are most often presented in the form of teas or infusions which makes them quite easy to consume.

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Eustache Davenportl

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Jan 09, 2010

Pros and the Cons of Hydroponic Herb Gardening

Is hydroponic for you or not? At first glance, it seems like a great way to produce healthy plants and avoid weather, pest and soil issues. There are, however, a few negative points that should be taken into consideration. Lets have a look at the pros and cons to weight before one commits to this method of gardening.

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Eustache Davenportl

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Gardeningl
Jan 03, 2010

The Many Uses of Herb Garden Plants

For many centuries, herbs have been considered as being the perfect plant. Within the varieties of plants and flowers that makes up the vegetation of this planet, herbs have received this well deserved title for the many uses and the large contribution they offer mankind. Through history, herbal plant have shown to be indispensable to the well being of human by their therapeutic and medicinal capacities.

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Eustache Davenportl

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Gardeningl
Dec 29, 2009

The Many Pleasures and Rewards of Tea Herb Gardening

Tea herb gardening is an extension to the ritual of tea making. The additional freshness and flavor associated with using your own grown leaves is far from the ones bought at the store and often superior to those served in a tea shop.
Either be for you to take a break and relax or to be enjoyed with friends, growing your own herbal plants gives you the possibility to choose the herbs you wish and create the blends that you enjoy most for that perfect herbal brew.

By:
Eustache Davenportl

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Gardeningl
Dec 26, 2009

A Mini Herb Garden That Goes a Long Way

A lot of folks live in small apartments and lack space as some people just don’t wish to get into a bigger size garden project for lack of experience or might not dispose of much time, no matter the reason, a mini garden is a fantastic solution to consider. It is an occasion to start small and let you test your skills at this highly rewarding hobby. Some parents initiates the young ones to life, evolution and the practicality of cultivating through a mini herb garden for kids.

By:
Eustache Davenportl

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Gardeningl
Dec 24, 2009

Cool Little Secrets You May Not Know About Fresh Herb Gardening

Fresh Herb Gardening has been practiced by humans and used for culinary, ornamental and medicinal purpose among others for many centuries. Possibly the ”perfect plant”, herbs hold a vast array of capacities. Though the subject is well documented, we occasionally find little secrets that are worth sharing with other gardening enthusiasts. This information can be as valuable for home gardens for beginners or even if you’re a seasoned gardener.

By:
Eustache Davenportl

Home Improvement>
Gardeningl
Dec 23, 2009

Not sure on where to begin with Herb Garden Designs?

Before you begin turning the soil in the garden and prepare planting herbs, start by planning the design that will grace yours growing herbs. It will also help you organize the space, take into account sunlight exposure and the various sized of the herbs you will be growing which are all important points.

By:
Eustache Davenportl

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Gardeningl
Dec 21, 2009

Do You Want to Grow a Healthy, Productive Italian Herb Garden?

To achieve this authentic Mediterranean taste to your meals, you first need to know which herbs to add when cooking Italian. Although the necessary herbs can be bought at your local store, they can be grown in your very own Italian herb garden, preferably near your kitchen area or directly in the kitchen itself in a small interior garden.

By:
Eustache Davenportl

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Gardeningl
Dec 21, 2009

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Eustache Davenport is a gardening enthusiast and author. He lives in Montreal and enjoy teaching his gardening secrets to work groups on how to setup, optimize and maintain an amazing herb garden. For more great tips and herb gardening information, visit http://www.herbgardeningonlineguide.com.

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