Five More Easy-To-Grow Garden Herbs For Beginners
Beginning gardeners usually don't like getting their hands completely dirty until they've had their first few successes and really develop a love for their herb gardens. Most beginning gardeners want an easy herb garden to start with. While the site has already cited five easy-to-start-with plants, there are five more to choose from for the easy herb garden and the herb gardener who is still stabbing in the dark.
First things first: stay away from mint and fennel. Making a herb garden work is something a beginner doesn't want to do because it can be a real struggle, especially if all you wanted was an easy herb garden. You want fast growing, easy to care for herbs that can be grown in any gardening situation.
Parsley is a great growing herb. You can start its growth process inside your home where it's a little warmer and give it about three weeks. Plant several seeds into a container to make sure that your plant grows. Parsley doesn't do very well when being transplanted so you have to be very careful when doing so. Place your seeds far apart from each other so that you create less trauma on the little roots. If the weather is warm enough, you can plant the parsley seeds directly into the ground, that way you won't have to worry about transplanting. Care for parsley is pretty easy. Just keep it in soil with a lot of moisture, and fertilizer is good for it too. Prune the stalks that grow outward and your parsley will grow strong and healthy.
Apart from being good for every neighboring plant, lovage has wonderful flavor. It grows tall and after a year or so and soon you will have statuesque walls of green. Like other herbs, you can plant these six weeks before the spring and let the seedling take shape. When you move it out into the garden, keep it well watered. Lovage is a great plant to those around it and it's great for an easy herb garden too. It dies in the winter, but it grows right back in the spring. So really, once you've planted and established you lovage, you need not do much more.
Best when grown in partial shade, this herb require little maintenance. Once grown and established, there is little to fuss over. Oregano grows quickly and up to several inches tall. Since it is used in many Italian dishes, it is a great all around herb to have. Plant the seeds the same time you plant your parsely and watch the herbs grow together. You can treat the herbs the same and even cook with them together.
What's a good herb garden without rosemary? Better than it going great and its multiple uses, it's a pretty plant. It's also very easy to grow. It can grow with minimal sunshine or excessive sunshine. These easy herb garden plants need so little attention that after you establish them in your garden, you just have to water it every once in a while and it will be quite fine on its own. Start with a cutting, not seeds as this is always easier to deal with.
An easy herb garden can be truly easy, you just have to pick the right herbs. With a little bit of work (and we do mean very little), you'll find you have a flourishing little garden, and hopefully you'll be geared up to take on bigger challenges!