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Herbs: Your Gateway to Gardening

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Herbs | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Presented by Scotts Miracle-Gro

For beginning gardeners, the best way to start is with a small herb garden. Herbs tend to be among the easiest plants to grow and are a terrific addition to both your landscape and your table.

 

Herbs | The Home Depot's Garden Club

1. Choose the herbs that you use most in the kitchen, such as chives, mint, rosemary, oregano, parsley, cilantro, thyme, basil, dill and sage. Simply plant them in an attractive container near your house and fresh herbs will be only footsteps away.

 

Herbs | The Home Depot's Garden Club

2. An 18-inch or larger container has space for up to five herbs, while a 14-inch one will fit three herbs. (The measurement refers to the distance across the top of the pot.)

 

Herbs | The Home Depot's Garden Club

3. Find a sunny spot to place your containers. Fill them with Miracle-Gro® Potting Mix, then plant your favorite herbs, leaving plenty of space between plants.

 

Herbs | The Home Depot's Garden Club

4. Water well immediately after planting. Then water when needed. Put your finger in the soil; if the top inch is dry, it’s time to water.

 

Herbs | The Home Depot's Garden Club

5. Your herbs can be harvested as soon as their stems are big enough to eat. Trim off the tops with scissors or garden shears, and be sure to never take more than a third of the plant at one time – even though it might be tempting to take more!

 

Herbs | The Home Depot's Garden Club

6. After a month, begin adding nutrients. Use the Miracle-Gro® Liquafeed Universal Feeder with any watering device every seven to 14 days, following the instructions on the label.

 

Herbs | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Once you taste fresh herbs from your very own garden, you’ll be a gardener for life.

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