Starting An Herb Garden

Getting Started In Herb Gardening

So you have been thinking about starting a herb garden in your backyard or in your kitchen window. Well, I'm here to tell you it's a great idea and not all that hard to do. With that said there are some herbs that are much easier to grow than others.

Here are the 5 best herbs to start within your garden.

1. Thyme:

This herb is not only easy to grow, but it's fast-growing as well and has a very nice faint smell to it. It's also great in recipes and adds that extra little kick to your food.

2. Oregano:

Another great-tasting herb that adds that little kick to any food it is added to.

3. Sage:

This herb has the ability to add a unique flavour to your foods without killing the taste of the other ingredients like garlic and onions can sometimes do.

4. Basil:

A common ingredient in any Italian dish, this herb has a distinct taste and smell all its own that makes any meal you put it in better than without it.

5. Mint:

Not only is this a very bold tasting herb but it's also fast-growing as well which makes it perfect for cooking if you have limited space for planting things inside your garden area or kitchen window box if you are trying this inside so you don't have to worry about your herbs getting stolen by the local squirrels, chipmunks, or raccoons if you live near them.

So now that I've given you five easy herbs for getting started on your new adventure with gardening let me tell you about some essential tools for making sure you have everything set up correctly before getting started at all!

First, there will be bugs in your garden so make sure and get an organic insect repellent spray as soon as possible because nothing ruins a good harvest like giant bugs eating all your hard work before you can even enjoy it.

And second, if you are going to be growing on a large scale or near a lake or other water source then the second thing you need to get is a mosquito repellent that has DEET in it so those pesky bugs don't ruin your enjoyment of your garden or outside cooking area.

Third, make sure and get some good quality gardening sunscreen so you can protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun. If you want to keep all this stuff handy in one place then I would highly recommend getting a nice garden bag for hauling all this stuff around with on your garden adventures!

Now let's get growing.

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