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Herbs 101

Herbs 101 is a basic reference to growing herbs to use in your cooking and recipes.

herbs 1 shows 5 herbs in a pot

We have had an unusually mild spring, so I decided to go ahead and pick up some herbs at my local garden center and share what I know about growing herbs in containers. I used this container last year for this purpose. I kept it in my garage all winter and hoped the herbs would survive since my garage is unheated. Well, the only thing that survived was the garlic chives, and they look pretty good. So I dug up all the old dead herbs and roots, reworked the soil, and planted the new herbs. They should do quite well since herbs are basically weeds and require very little care. I will use these in my recipes for this blog. I purchased basil, parsley, oregano and thyme. Soon, I will post another picture, and you will be surprised at just how fast they grow. Green thumbs up with Herbs 101!

Hint:  It is a good idea to place the markers that came with your plants next to them so you will be able to identify them when you need to.

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As promised, here is a current shot (July) of the same planter containing Herbs 101. As you can see, they are doing quite well. You will note that I have added straw to the soil. This helps protect the soil from the sun and retain moisture. I occasionally snip from the container for my recipes for this blog.

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About Renea–I have been an avid gardener for over 40 years. In addition, I have had extensive undergraduate-level horticulture training and have written several articles for my local newspaper.

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Monday 22nd of January 2018

I can use these in recipes

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