Growing Herbs in your personal herb garden has many healthful benefits.• Herb garden soil
• Germinating seeds
• Ordering potted herbs
• Beneficial insects
• Drying and storing herbs
• Herb articles
Growing herbs in the herb garden as an early American pioneer were a method of producing what was their major source of food seasoning. Home grown herbs were also used as medicinal herbs for treating and curing illnesses, as insect repellents in and out of their homes, assisting in the preservation of home grown foods before refrigeration was devised and in the dying of fabrics.
Growing herbs in home gardens declined as our society progressed because a wide range of culinary dried herbs became available in stores. With the more recent rise in the popularity of foods from around the globe, gardeners have become more aware that growing herbs locally in a personal herb garden, may be their only source of some of the ethnic food flavors being sought. They have also realized that fresh grown herbs have more distinctive flavor and aroma than dried or fresh herbs purchased at a store. Many gardeners are now growing at least a few fresh herbs to be used fresh, dried or frozen herbs.
Growing Herbs for herbal remedies, growing fresh basil for pesto, lavender for the aroma, chamomile for herbal tea or to simply enjoy the process is a healthy gardening experience. Growing herbs and medicinal plants in your personal herb garden can be a healthy and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Herb Garden Soil at its best.
What makes good Herb Garden Soil?
Testing your Herb Garden Soil: how to go about it.
How to develop the herb garden soil your plants need.
Know when the soil is ready for your herb plants.
Helpful Techniques and supplies for the propagation of your own herb seeds.
A great resource of seed starting information.
When to order live herb plants and leave seed starting to the experts.
Beneficial Insects - Will beneficial insects actually protect your Herb Garden?
Know your Garden Insect Pests.
How to invite beneficial insects to your garden and how to keep them.
What is the best drying method for my harvest? Can herbs be successfully dried in a microwave or conventional oven?
Harvesting Herbs? - What is the best time of day? - How often should I harvest. - How much of the herb plant should you harvest?
Freezing Herbs? - Is freezing a better method of storage for some herbs more than others?
Storing Herbs? - Should I store herbs in plastic or glass? How long will my herbs last?
Specific information about your favorite garden herbs; using culinary herbs; raising medicinal plants; or just the healthy enjoyment of growing herbs in your own herb garden.