I love this time of year and with the Summer fast approaching, I thought I’d share how to plant an herb garden. I am no expert, but I have some great tips for you to get started and you will see some gorgeous pictures that are sure to inspire. Let’s make this Summer the best one yet in the kitchen with fresh herbs and delicious dishes! If you are looking for a way to grow a vegetable garden in containers, don’t miss that post!
Updated March 2019
Herb Garden – How to Plant
Let’s get started! It is going to be a blast!
Mason Jar Herb Garden Not Just a Housewife
If you are beginning your herb garden in the Summer, it is much easier to purchase small plants from your local home and garden center or nursery. I’ve even seen some great looking plants at our local grocery store. If you begin in the Winter, you can plant seeds and then replant them in containers.
Hanging Herb Garden by Itsy Bits and Pieces
Location is key when deciding where your herb garden should stay. Herbs need light and good ventilation to grow well. If you have an indoor garden, a south facing window is an optimal place for light, but east and west work, too. Be sure to avoid putting plants directly on or near air conditioners or radiators.
Teacup Herb Garden by Mobly.Design
Be sure to avoid putting plants near air conditioning units or above radiators. Keep them in a well ventilated area, too.
Pallet Garden by Kelly Moore
To avoid rotten roots, choose a container with good drainage. Something with holes or a container filled part way with rocks will help promote good drainage and healthy plants.
Wooden Wall Planter by Shanty 2 Chic
Be sure to water your plants well, but not over water them. If you find that they have yellow leaves, you might be over watering them.
Tea Tin Herb Garden by Mereio Designs
Do your research when you decide which plants to include in your garden. Some have different requirements for growing conditions. For example, basil loves full sun, so plant it where it will get loads of light!
Window Box Herb Garden by Vegetable Gardener
You guys know that I love pretty things, so get creative with your container. An herb garden can be a beautiful focal point in a room and use it to your advantage.
Mason Jar Herb Garden by Crafts Unleashed
Remember to have fun taking care of those plants and don’t forget them. You will be so happy with the bounty of flavor that they will bring to your dinner table.
Vintage Wash tub Garden by On Sutton Place
I hope you’ve enjoyed the great herb garden tips and are ready to try it out this year. This post was loaded with some cool ideas for planting that garden and I can’t wait to see what you do. Keep me posted! PS. You may also like our how to grow a vegetable garden post as well.