Gardening

5 DO’s and DON’Ts for Planting Herbs

#1. DO Plant Similar Herbs Together

Save some space and time by planting together like herbs! Basil, cilantro, and peregrine are the ideal trio of herbs that you can plant together because they need more water than other herbs. Herbs such as rosemary, oregano, sage and thyme prefer a dryer soil, so you should consider planting them together!

#2. DON’T Plant Different Varieties of Mint Together in the Same Container

Most mint plants like to spread their roots as far as they can, and thus, planting different varieties of mint together is a bad idea. Plant peppermint, spearmint, and lemon mint separately for a successful mint crop!

#3. DO Give Your Herbs Enough Sun

Did you know that most herbs enjoy at least 6 hours of sunlight per day? When growing herbs, make sure you have enough room for all of them to receive the most amount of sun possible.

#4. DON’T Water Too Much

Most herbs don’t like too much water, but rather, like a moist soil. Over watering can cause your herbs to dye due to root rot. A good rule of thumb is to insert a stick into the soil and if it’s barely moist at about 1″ deep, it’s time to water again. Herbs like cilantro, basil, and parsley DO need watering every day, but the rest are okay with every other day.

#5. DO Use a Good Quality Pot With Drainage Holes

If your pot doesn’t have drainage holes, your herbs will eventually dye! This is because the water has nowhere to drain and the soil is unable to breathe.

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