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herb garden • how to start one

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Growing your own is so rewarding plus the freshness makes such a difference in your recipes. This quick tutorial will show you how to start one.

yield 2 planters of 6 different herbs
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For herb garden • how to start one

  • 1 sm
    container rosemary
  • 1 sm
    container chives
  • 1 sm
    container basil
  • 1 sm
    container oregano
  • 1 sm
    container tarragon
  • 1 sm
    container thyme
  • 1 lg
    bag soil, or as needed

How To Make herb garden • how to start one

  • 1
    Place a layer of soil at the bottom of a planter enough so the top of the container is leveled with the top of the planter.
  • 2
    When the level of each herb is figured out, remove them from their containers and place them in the planter keeping a decent distance between each of them.
  • 3
    Surround the herbs with soil.
  • 4
    About an inch from the top, add some fertilizer before covering with soil, lightly pressing down to compact it.
  • 5
    If desired, place the plant tags in front of each. Water thoroughly.
  • 6
    As the herbs get bigger, water as needed.
  • 7
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