Ever wondered how to start an herb garden? It’s a lot easier than you may think! I was done with buying herbs, only to use some and throw the rest away. So my roommate, Alex, and I went on a bit of an adventure and planted this garden. (Yes we should’ve gotten manicures before these photos, but hey we’re gardeners now…)
Step 1) Find out what herbs are in season (from Google or ask at the Farmer’s Market), then buy the ones that interest you and that you plan to use. You can buy them from a nursery or a local Farmer’s Market.
It is winter now and in Louisiana it doesn’t get too cold. We planted Rosemary, Thyme, and Mint, which were recommended by the vendor at the Farmer’s Market.
Step 2) Buy something to place them in. I wanted something rustic, but cute and I found exactly what I needed at Hobby Lobby. You need it to be big enough to fit your plants and for them to grow. Also think about where this will fit outside where it will get sufficient sunlight.
Step 3) Buy soil. I got this potting mix below! You need enough to fill the bottom of your container. I needed 2 bags!
Step 4) See First Picture above. Lay your soil into your chosen container. Surround each herb pot with soil to make an imprint for where the plant will be planted. Use a pitcher and wet the soil around your plastic pot to harden the soil.
Step 5) Remove your plastic pot with the herb in it, and there will be a hole in your soil. Break the plastic pot and place the plant into the hole. Pictured below. Step 6) Place your plant into the hole and pat the soil, filling any empty space between the plant and surrounding soil.
Step 7) Water your plant each day, feeding it every week or two with plant food. I use the plant food below.
Step 8) Cut the herbs and use it to make delicious meals, like My Lemon Rosemary Chicken (pictured below!)