How to Create an Outdoor Herb Garden?
Creating an outdoor herb garden can provide many benefits to the home gardener. One of the main benefits is having a fresh supply of herbs to use in cooking and other home remedies, which can add flavor and nutrition to your meals. Growing your own herbs can also be a cost-effective way to enjoy fresh herbs, as you won’t need to purchase them as often from the store, if at all. To create an outdoor herb garden, you will need to follow these basic steps:
Choose a location for your herb garden that receives at least six hours of sunlight per day and has well-draining soil.
Prepare the soil by removing any weeds or debris and loosening the soil with a trowel or garden fork. You may also want to add compost or other organic matter to improve the soil’s fertility.
Decide which herbs you would like to grow in your garden. Some popular herbs for outdoor gardens include basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary, and chives.
Plan out the layout of your garden, taking into account the mature size of each herb and how much space they will need.
Plant your herbs, making sure to space them out according to the recommendations on their seed packets or plant labels.
Water your herbs thoroughly after planting, and then provide them with an inch of water per week, or as needed to keep the soil consistently moist.
Care for your herbs by regularly removing any dead or yellowing leaves, and by fertilizing them with an all-purpose fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
Finally, harvest your herbs regularly, as this will encourage bushier growth.
Many flowing plants are also beautiful herbs that can grow in most outdoor gardens. The Dubai Miracle Garden is the largest outdoor flower garden in the world with more than 150 million flowers in full bloom, this 72,000-sq-m is located at Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand, Dubai, UAE.
Gardening is a great way to spend time outdoors and can be a rewarding hobby, but having an herb garden can also improve the appearance of your outdoor space and can be a nice addition to your landscape. The steps above are general and depending on the plants you’ve chosen, you may need to take into consideration other factors such as pH level, humidity, etc. Cultivating your own herbs, can also reduce your carbon footprint by reducing the transport and packaging associated with store-bought herbs. With all of that being said, many herbs are relatively low maintenance to grow outdoors and provide a variety of benefits.