*this is not a sponsored post* I enjoy herb gardening and want to pass the great info along.
A few years ago, when my kids were all in diapers, I often spent time with my girlfriend a few doors up who also had kids in diapers. Those sun-kissed days offered us the chance to challenge our yards, our brains, and the local greenhouses as we constructed thriving herb gardens. I have to tell you gardening is addictive, therapeutic and allows you to escape from the world, while being captivated in the most natural items growing into large plants. We would travel to the local nurseries, lawn centers and greenhouses and seek out those herbs that could grow in the ground as well as a few that were pereniials. We loved the plants that came back year after year and of course we liked the challenge of a new herb added to the herb garden so we challenged ourselves to test out new herb foliages each year. An Herb Garden is great therapy.
It’s not that I have spare time, but I do love producing my own grown items that I cultivate with love and care. When the season begins, I have a fenced off area, that I tend to. I rake through and loosen the ground, cut down all the old, dry herbs, and make way for the new green sprouts to pop through the earth again and grace my garden. I make sure all the leaves are out of the soil and I offer a great fertilizer as well as coffee grinds and ash from the pit fire, two great items that make for great growing.
My garden at current is yielding peppermint, spearmint, oregano, lemon balm, chive and thyme. Each of these plants are easy to maintain, return year after year and provide an outstanding crop. Once you get these established they will grow back year after year and require nothing more than a bit of love and attention every few weeks. Every other week I cut a fresh crop, freeze the new herbs and cut back anything before it flowers. The rain is more than enough to keep the ground moist and the crops flourishing.
I love this garden because with it, I never have to pay for what mother nature grows with her wonderful sunshine, so I reap the benefits of Mother Earth and there is nothing like fresh. If you are wanting to try out herb gardening I suggest the lemon balm, mint and oregano as they are gratifying, easy herb perennials that will allow you to feel success year after year. Have fun with the herb garden therapy.