It is time to plant your very own BBQ Herb Garden! The weather is warming up and spring is here. If you plan to sow your seeds, now is the time. If you want to start from nursery stock, then you have a few more weeks. Planting a barbecue herb garden can be easy and fun.
If you are unsure of digging up a part of your yard for this, then plant in containers. Container gardening offers mobility, easy access and beauty, plus you get more bang for your buck. Most any kind of a container can be used for container gardening. Making sure that the container has good drainage is the most important thing. Different heights, widths and even colors can make the garden interesting. Just be aware that the smaller the container, the faster that the plants will dry out. Another thing to consider is to keep plants that share the same kind of watering, sun and soil preferences together. For instance, rosemary, thyme, sage and basil like to dry out between watering, where as parsley, chive and mint prefer more moisture.
Start by picking a sunny spot, preferably near your grill or kitchen, so the picking is easy. Most herbs need about 6 hours of sun a day, but that means morning sun preferably. The sun during the hottest part of the day will scorch most plants and dry the containers out, so make sure that the plants are shaded during the hottest part of the day. Make sure that the soil used is high quality potting soil that has good drainage. Most herbs are happier when they are not fertilized, but if you feel you must, make sure that they have been watered first. Putting fertilizer on plants that have not been watered will burn the roots and kill the plant.
Pick plants that you find yourself cooking with the most. Basil might be a real favorite to use in the summertime with tomatoes. Rosemary might be an herb that you not only cook with, but like the look and fragrance. There are not many rules in container gardening other than mixing the plants that have common soil, water and sun preferences.
There are perennial and annual herbs. The perennial herbs come back year after year. Perennial herbs include Mint, Rosemary, Thyme and Sage. Annuals or biennials last one to two seasons and need to be replanted each season. Annual herbs are Parsley, Dill, Cilantro and Basil. Each has its own value for cooking. Now to the herbs and what herbs you might want in your own container garden….
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