is your garden growing? I know I've shared links for growing many
varieties of veggies but herbs are some of my favorites (especially the
easy ones). Many varieties take up very little room and require minimal
attention to flourish.
Anise hyssop can be started indoors 4-6 weeks prior to the last frost of the spring.
Transplant outdoors after the final frost of the season, once plants are approx. 3-4 inches tall and show their first true leaves.
Anise will grow in partial shade as well as full sun.
plant grows to 3 to 5 feet tall and 1 foot wide and reseeds freely.
Anise Hyssop is an excellent addition to your garden as it is
bee-friendly and edible. Attracts bees, butterflies and even
Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not
drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting
out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back
flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.
has few pests, but occasionally pests such as aphids, flea beetles,
and Japanese beetles will feast upon it. I use a spray bottle of water
or water with neem oil to detach aphids.
grows as a loosely branching, low perennial. In a flowerbed, you can
plant catnip in front of purple coneflower, which blooms about the same
time. The plant bears tiny, white blooms that are not very showy. You
can also grow it in containers.Set out transplants in the spring after
the last frost. Keep plants full by pinching the growing stems and
flower buds when they appear.
Dill is a very easy herb to grow and can be grown indoors or outdoors.
Dill enjoys full sun, and flourishes in average to fertile soil with good drainage.Sun can damage dill if it has too much of it. However, you will want sun shining on it at least six hours a day. If
you have some moisture in the air this is great. But if you struggle
with moisture in the air you will want to mist your dill plant from
time to time.
To plant dill, place seeds over loose soil and cover about a half inch deep. Keep soil moist but not water-logged.
Lavender can be grown from seed or from cuttings. Lavender can be difficult growing from seed but not impossible.
Make sure that you plant
lavender in warm weather. It should be in the late spring or Early
summer. Lavender needs lots of sunshine. Make sure that it will not be
in a great deal of shade."
Soil is very important. Drainage is important and should include loose compost. Lavender can be grown both in the ground as well as in containers. The larger the container, the larger the plant may grow.
four or five seeds per pot in moist potting soil. Cover them with
compost or soil to exclude light. Keep them indoors at room
temperature. Planting in Peat Pellets will make transplanting simple and ensure the roots are not disturbed.
the seedlings begin to show, move them outside, out of direct sunlight.
Thin them to one seedling per pot. They are ready for planting in their
final position outside when the seedlings are 4 inches high.
can be grown in containers for two or three years with no special
care. They can also be over-wintered indoors if you have a sunny
Tarragon prefers well-drained soil which is not too high in nutrients. It will do equally well in full sun or partial shade.
When Transplanting: dig
the soil well before planting and add a handful of bonemeal per square
yard at the same time. If the soil is not well-drained dig in as much
well-rotted organic material as possible to open up the soil - I use
Choose a position where they can remain undisturbed for two or three years. You may not think that Tarragon
is not a very pretty plant (depending on who you ask), so consider this
when choosing a position. Mulching with organic matter in October will
help them over winter if your area has particularly harsh winter