How to Choose the Right Herbs
After gaining knowledge about several herbs, you can now choose the herbs you would like to start with. Given their many different uses, debate over which herbs you are likely to use more often. This should always be your first consideration when it comes to choosing herbs. The herbs that you will use most often, or herbs which you are curious to try using for various reasons are the right herbs for you to choose.
These are the right herbs to start with because you are sure to put your garden to use, and having an herb garden that is beneficial to you is usually the best perk of cultivating one. Apart from the already discussed herbal uses, though, consider having an herb garden theme. An herb garden with a theme is usually geared towards one specific use, some of which you may not have considered yet. Having a theme to your garden can help aid your herb choices, and it may open up doors to herbs you hadn't thought of growing or haven't heard of.
Edible Herb Garden
An edible herb garden is the most popular type of herb garden and it is used primarily for cooking. Edible herb gardens are made extra convenient when grown beside or by the kitchen. These gardens can have a certain type of cuisine that they cater to. For example, if you love Italian cooking, your edible herb garden is likely to have Italian basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, and marjoram in it, as these are used in many Italian dishes.
Beauty Herb Garden
This is the best type of herb garden for women gardeners who like to pamper themselves after a day of gardening or after a day of work. The natural cleansing qualities of herbs can be enjoyed if this herb garden theme is followed, and several beauty herbs can be used as housekeeping herbs as well. You will need to grow chamomile, lavender, fennel, witch hazel, and calendula among the many.
Herbal Tea Garden
Growing herbs for the purposes of having an herbal tea garden is becoming a popular trend among new and old herb gardeners. In the process of cultivating one, you are likely to create a medicinal herb garden without knowing it. To choose herbs for your herbal tea garden, think of the herbs you enjoy smelling, and which ones have been proven to be soothing. You can also consider your common ailments, like headaches, menstrual cramps, or any other and choose herbs which have teas that can address these daily problems. These are the right herbs to choose for your garden.
This herb garden theme is a popular compromise to those who cannot decide whether they would like to grow herbs or flowers. Many herbs have very pretty or dainty flowers that are worthy of being in a flower garden. Calendula, hyssop, sage, lavender, jasmine, and echinacea are just a few that have notably pretty flowers. You can choose to grow herbs depending on their flower's color and look, and proceed to make it look like you have a flower garden with the added perk of having herbs!
Combine your knowledge of the different easy growing herbs, the uses of several herbs, and herb garden themes to properly choose the right herbs for your garden. Since you will spend a lot of time in your garden, make sure your herbs match your personality. Before beginning your garden, there is one last thing to consider, and that is about to be discussed in the next section.