Growing herbs in Coastal areas
In previous articles, we have looked at installing a flower garden and a veggie garden in coastal areas. However, in this article, we will be looking at how to install a herb garden in coastal areas with much garden success.
The unique thing about planting herbs in coastal areas is that the same principle applies as with the flower and veggie gardens except with a slight twist.
Living on the coast as I have mentioned in previous articles can be pretty amazing with all the beauty that it has to offer. For many, this is a dream come true.
And to add to that beauty is connecting with nature through the many garden designs.
Growing a herb garden on the coastline
Growing a herb garden on the coastline is pretty cool because you get to harvest and enjoy fresh herbs right from your very own garden as you prepare those delicious meals.
1. Planting directly in the ground.
2. Raised beds.
3. Container gardening.
A. Planting in the ground-When planting herbs in the ground, first cultivate the soil with compost or a good organic soil mix. Be generous with these mixtures because sandy soils cannot retain water and fertilizers.
Secondly, allow the soil to sit for a week before planting, also each day water planting area, this will ensure that the salt that is in the soil will leech away from the zone where plant roots must run.
After this assignment is completed you are now ready to install your herbs.
Making a hedge around your garden with salt-tolerant plants can offer much help, installing a fence cannot only act as a windbreaker but can also protect your herbs against salt.
B. Raise beds-Raise beds are a great way to install your herb garden above ground level while providing them with compost or organic soil mix. The beauty of this method is that you can always cover your plants when winds are high with all that salt.
Also, use a garden hose, and with freshwater give your plants a shower so that salt can wash off.
Making a hedge around your raised bed with salt-tolerant plants can offer much help, installing a fence cannot only act as a windbreaker but can also protect your herbs against salt.
C. Container Gardening-Container gardening is pretty amazing because plant pots can always be moved to a more safe area when coastline winds are really strong and the air is filled with salt and return when everything is normal again or you can cover them for protection.
Container gardening also allows you to grow herbs right on your kitchen counter. To learn more about growing indoor plants follow this link, indoor edible plants.
Tips for herb care
1. Install your veggie garden in full sunlight.
3. Adequate water is a must to keep your herbs happy.
4. Keep an eye out for insects.
control methods, organic insecticides.
Herbs to plant
Here are some herbs to get you started just follow this link on planting herb instructions.
Herb health facts
For more on herbs, health facts follow this link. Garden herbs that contain healing wonders.
The final word
Growing herbs in coastal areas are easy as 1, 2, 3 all it takes is some know-how and you will be on your way. So let’s get started on that herb garden and spruce up your meals that will keep your family and friends coming back for more as you ride the waves of seaside garden success.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.