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Have you ever thought about growing herbs? It will save you money, and you'll love the convenience of being able to pick fresh herbs from your plants while you're cooking.
The great thing about herb gardens is that they can grow either indoors or outdoors. Indoor plants are convenient for picking when you're in the thick of cooking. They require little to no weeding, and you'll never have to worry about frost harming your plants. Outdoor plants typically have more room to grow, which means you can have higher yields from your plants. However, they are more exposed to weather, weeds and pests.
Whether you're starting from seed or seedling, make sure to pay attention to the plant packages and labels. These will tell you if a plant is best started inside or outside, how long it will take for your plant to start growing from seeds (known as germination), how long it will take the plant to reach maturity, space requirements and any interesting flavour notes you should know.
If you plan to plant herbs to use in the kitchen, pick herbs you will use regularly. Some of our favourite herbs in the kitchen are rosemary, thyme, parsley, cilantro, oregano, mint and basil. Mint and oregano should be planted in their own containers as they tend to take over and become like a weed.
For best results, follow care directions on seed packages or seedling tags. If you no longer have them, follow these tips.
If you want to move your plants outside after starting them inside in the spring, you will need to toughen them up gradually to stand outside weather conditions. This process, often called hardening off, will take a couple of weeks.
Start by leaving your planter outside during the day for a couple of hours. Gradually work up to a full day outside, then leaving them out overnight. Only transplant when the last spring frost has occurred.