How to care for your Herb Garden this summer

 

Hey everyone, good news! I have decided that I would give you all some tips for how to care for and manage your herb gardens this summer to keep those delectable herbs growing for your summertime dishes. 

#1:  Pinching. Whether you grow your herbs indoors or outdoors, make sure to keep the plants lush and bushy by frequently pinching 2 to 3 inches off the tips. If you yearn for more leaves, make sure to pinch off any flowers that start to bloom.  This will prevent the plant from putting all of its energy into making that flower bloom! 

#2: Herbs tend to grow the best in well-drained soil. Now unless you already have that sand-like soil that herbs can endure, I suggest throwing a handful or so of sand with each planting hole, I also read that powdered lime, and powdered gypsum will suffice as well. However, if you have clay-like soil or exceptionally sandy soil I recommend just adding a little compost as well as some chopped up leaves each season. If your plant tends to appear scrawny or in any way unhealthy, give the plants a drink of diluted fish fertilizer. Also feeding potted herbs every two to three weeks will make a huge difference in the success of your plant. Also, don’t hesitant to purchase a potting soil locally that already contains plant food that will feed your plants for up to 3 months. 

#3: WATER your lovely, growing plants need a little H20! Make sure to check for water daily and sometimes twice a day depending on the weather! Hot hot heat equals very thirsty herbs! However, like I mentioned before herbs like well-drained soil so to avoid drowning your herbs. Just check the soil with your finger; if moist you’re all set.

And there you have it! Hope this information helps all of you!