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Container Herb Gardening

Here are some notes from Squak Mt.’s recent free herb seminar taught by Patti (a member of our nursery team.)

 

The key to healthy plants is in the SOIL

Soil – Use good quality potting soil

Organic Fertilizer – Hendrikus Complete

Water – Adequately, but don’t over water.

Herbs will do best when getting 4 – 6 hours of afternoon sun.

Harvest to keep your herbs tidy and growing.

 

Herbs that do well in containers:
Basil
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Lemon Verbena
Mints
Rosemary
Sage
Scented Geraniums
Sorrel
Thyme

 

Herbs you can grow from Seed
Calendula
Nasturtium
Pansies

 

The Chef’s Pot – great herbs for use in the kitchen
Sage
English or French Thyme
Arp Rosemary
Parsley
Chives
Oregano

Lemon Verbena is a wonderful addition to any garden and grows well in a pot.

 

Find simple ways to use your herbs:

Herb Butters
1 stick butter
1-2 T fresh mortared herbs
Mix and chill
Serve with potatoes, breads, for grilling meat and to bake with.

Use flowers to decorate butters, salads and baked goods.

Infuse herbs into cream for coffee, to serve over fruits, berries and to bake with.

 

If you own only one book, this would be the one.

The Complete Book of Herbs      By Leslie Bremness

 

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