Planting Herbs According to Size
I am thinking of planting an herb garden but am uncertain how to arrange the plants because I do not know how big each herb will grow. I am interested in planting them in a corner of the yard near a fence with the tallest ones in back and on down. Which ones grow tall and which ones grow shorter? I am interested in the most popular ones for cooking.
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It is possible to grow herbs indoors with proper lighting and conditions and some people have great luck with it, I personally have had better luck growing herbs outdoors but I have had friend who swear by indoor gardening.
When it comes to growing plants, some people find success growing indoors under lights, while others find success outdoors. It is not a matter of what is better or easier but rather what works for you.
If you have an inexpensive grow light it will flourish indoors, just make sure you buy herbs that require the same light spectrum as the light you have. Turn a humidifier on which will increase their growing capabilities. Putting a little more work in and starting off the plants indoors will help. AnnsGreeneHaus is telling you the simple way to do it, and it will work. it just is not the best way to grow herbs. Good Luck and Happy Growing!
Anonymous, I have found that there is not enough light to grow herbs indoors.
I brought rosemary, sage, thyme, chives, parsley, mint, bay and basil onto a southwest glassed in porch/deck/greenhouse that was part of my house. There was tons of light, but not enough SUN. The lack of humidity also affected the plants negatively. Of the group, only the bay didn't perish. I tried this the next year...same results.
Something I didn't add to my first answer, the size of your plants will vary with usage. Most herbs become shrubbier with frequent snipping. In fact, a lot are prettier if kept "tight", such as thyme and the basils.
Consider purchasing an aero garden and growing the herbs indoor first. You will be positive you will have the number of plants you want and you will get a general understanding of the size of the plants. Keep in mind, before transplanting them outside you must make sure the weather is conducive to growing herbs (semi-tropical environment). Good Luck and Happy Growing!
A great question, but not enough space for a complete answer...
First you should decide if you want a "general" herb garden, or a "theme" garden. That will partialy determine which plants to use. An example of a themed garden would be a pizza garden: basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, tomatoes, garlic, onions.
Second, make sure the location is good for herbs, such as a lot of sun and good drainage.
Third, Do a little research, either online or publications. (Ortho, Rodale, Reader's Digest and others offer books that cover herbs in great detail.)
Then you can plan your herb garden. Personally, I think an herb garden isn't complete without rosemary, thyme, basil, chives and oregano.
The following link should answer some questions for you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/plant-herb-garden.htm
And there is a shearch window at the beginning of the article that you can use for more information.