As a first-time gardener, you might be wondering what are the best herbs to grow in your garden? I feel like herbs are the perfect place to start, because let’s be honest every time we buy them from the grocery I feel like they always go bad QUICK. They’re a great starter plant and something that you can use when you cook – PLUS, they are pretty easy to maintain. A few places I like to look for containers are: Amazon, Target, Lowes or even Walmart. I even linked a few below for you!
Basil is an incredibly easy herb to grow, making it a great choice for first-time gardeners. It is a staple in any Italian recipe that you might be making and it will keep your garden smelling real good. You can even purchase it from your local nursery or even your grocery store. It requires moderate sunlight and regular watering. One important thing to remember is to pinch the tops of the plant to encourage bushy growth and prevent it from going to seed prematurely. Basil will be ready to harvest in as little as six weeks, so you can start enjoying fresh herbs in no time.
Mint is another popular herb that is easy to grow and perfect for beginners. It is common ingredient that we use over here in cocktails and salads. Mint prefers partial shade and well-draining soil. It also requires regular watering, but be careful not to overwater it as it can lead to root rot. Once it starts growing, it can quickly take over your garden, so it is best to plant it in a container to control its spread – trust me, it’s happened to us before. It’s crazy how fast it grows.
Parsley is used in cooking and is a popular garnish for many dishes. It prefers a sunny location and well-draining soil. Parsley can be slow to germinate, but once it starts growing, it will continue to do so for at least two years. It requires regular watering and benefits from frequent harvesting to promote bushy growth.
These three herbs are just a few of the many easy-to-grow herbs that are perfect for first-time gardeners. They are popular, versatile, and have a range of benefits. With a little care and attention, you can grow a beautiful herb garden, whether you have a large backyard or just a tiny window sill. Happy gardening!
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