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Growing Organic Herbs from Your Backyard Garden

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Growing herbs from your backyard garden provide flavors that will enhance your favorite dishes providing freshness at your fingertips that’s a cutaway as you take a stroll in your backyard.

Besides enhancing the flavors of your foods garden herbs can also provide the needed nutrients along with its healing properties that makes growing herbs a must and you can also save on your grocery bill. Yes, growing herbs from your backyard garden have all these benefits that make growing herbs a winner.

Growing herbs the Healthy Way

While herbs are grown for their flavors and health benefits what you want is not to take away from the latter but grow herbs in such ways to increase how (healthy) they are grown. Chemically grown herbs, as well as other crops and food products, has taken a negative effect on the health of so many people but growing organically from your backyard will ensure that both you and your family are getting the best of the best which only makes sense.

The location

The first step in the right direction is to locate the area to install your organic herb garden, an area that gets 5-6 hours of sunlight is ideal to have success.

The soil

Garden soil does matter and is at the root of having success when growing herbs, before you set out on your quest to grow herbs ensure that the soil is tested and amended with such materials as compost or other organic materials.

This method of taking care of your soil first will ensure that you reap a good harvest for the time and money that you invested.

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Chive herbs

Seeds vs Seedlings

When it comes to planting seeds or seedlings don’t be confused over this, the difference with installing seedlings is that you will get a head start.

Planting depth

When growing herbs from seeds or seedlings install at the right planting depth while giving the proper spacing. A good source of information is to read the seed package in the case of seeds but with the seedlings, your nurseryman can help you by providing information with proper planting depth and spacing.

A word of caution here when purchasing your seed or seedlings ensure that you go with a reputable company that sells quality stocks.

Watering Methods

When watering your herbs ensure the soil is somewhat moist at all times and not waterlogged because overwatering will lead to root rot.

Fertilizing your organic herbs

Remember you’re growing an organic herb garden so because of this avoid using synthetics or man-made fertilizer at all costs. The use of compost, organic fertilizers, or any other organic material is a must to achieve your goal of growing organic.

Herb disease

One of the main causes that encourage plant disease is overwatering, to avoid plant disease ensure that the soil is not saturated or waterlogged, look for signs of wilting and yellowing of the leaves. Be mindful, however, a lack of water can also show up as the seem symptoms so check the soil first before you make that determination.

Garden insect pests

Garden insect pests can become a real issue if not brought under control because you’re growing and organic garden the use of organic pesticides should be used only. Besides purchasing organic pesticides you can also try these home-made remedies.

Growing herbs indoors

Bring herbs to your fingertips by growing indoors this method is made possible by following the above methods as you grow in containers from your kitchen counter. If this area doesn’t have sufficient sunlight grow lights can always be installed

This is an amazing way of growing herbs from your kitchen counter as you prepare your favorite dishes. When growing herbs from containers ensure there are sufficient holes for water drainage and a saucer to collect the water. For more on growing herbs continue to the category section.

Popular herbs that are grown in home gardens

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Here are a few herbs that are popular in the home garden.

  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Mint
  • Basils
  • Cilantro

The final word on how to grow organic herbs

Growing and harvesting your very own organic herbs from your backyard garden gives such a great feeling. This method of growing herbs is a great way both to grow and eat healthy. Keep your favorite recipes flavored with gardens herbs as you continue to eat fresh from your home garden.

10 comments

  1. Jbryce says:

    It’s very thoughtful of you to post this information about how to grow organic herbs, this is very necessary because it’ll help is greatly in replanting these herbs that we use for health benefits. I like how you’ve made your explanation very understandable and straight forward, it’ll be easy to follow it.

    1. Norman says:

      Thank you so much, I am so happy to help.

  2. Sean says:

    Hello Norman thanks for this helpful and invaluable piece of information. The benefit of being able to grow your own herbs is that it prevents having to spend money on them and gardening in general is also a great hobby to have and one that you can earn from sufficiently. This article will be particularly useful in learning to cultivate garlic, etc. 

    1. Norman says:

      Hello, you are welcome and thanks so much for sharing. All the best to you and have a good day.

  3. philebur says:

    Hello there, thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of information here with us. I must say i really did enjoyed going through your review. Personally i started growing flowers and at my backyard when we were on lockdown, It never occurred to me i could grow organic herbs as well. I sure will follow these steps, thanks.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello, you are welcome, growing herbs from our backyard is pretty amazingand rewarding. All the best too you.

  4. Sophie says:

    Hello there! Thank you very much for dropping this article. I find it very useful and highly informative and I really appreciate you for taking out time to teach us how to grow herbs. Growing herbs at home would help us save money and also help us have a calm mind that it was grown in a hygienic environment. Growing herbs at home don’t just give a great feeling, it gives an awesome feeling. I’ve read the article and I now know how to grow herbs and keep them healthy. Thank you.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello, thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting all the best to you.

  5. Lawson says:

    Hello Norman, 

    It’s a pleasure to be here learning about growing organic herbs and it’s very nice. Planting is very easy but not everyone can easily plant just anything and this is why I am gladly learning about planting organic herb. I am very much aware of the health benefits of these plants and would be able to make use of it on my own. I would try planting a few in my compound surely 

    1. Norman says:

      Hello, I am so happy to help and wishing you the best of success.

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