Herb Garden Planning and the Use of Medicinal Seeds

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Herb garden planning is the most rewarding part of planting a garden. Not only does it provide excitement and hope for the herbs you are growing, but it also teaches you valuable lessons about gardening. While herb gardens are not easy, they can be rewarding and pleasurable to tend to. There are certain things gardeners should consider when planning their herb garden.

Amount Of Sunlight The Garden Receives

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One of the biggest keys to herb garden planning is the amount of sunlight the garden receives. Full sun perennial herbs such as dill, coriander, fennel and fenugreek need as much sun as they can get in order to grow well. These plants grow best if you place them in an area where they receive direct sunlight throughout the day, at least 6 hours each day. However, if the garden receives little or no sunlight, it is a great idea to place decorative gravel or paving stones in the area to help provide the garden with some shade.

The other key ingredient in the herb garden planning is planting things like annuals, perennials, containerizers and biennials. Annuals are used to slow and stop the growth of invading weeds. For example, if you are planting annuals like marjoram, mint and sage, you will want to choose annuals that are self-limiting. Self-limiting annuals do not have to be limited to one kind of annual plant. Many perennial herbs are self-limiting and can even be used in conjunction with annuals.

Planting Perennials Is A Great Idea For Herb Garden Planning


There are many perennials available that work well together in a mixed environment and some that work alone. Some of the most popular herb perennials include bay laurel, blueberry, sweet bay, chives, chrysanthemum and thyme. Other perennial herbs that are excellent choices for herb garden planning are chervil, oregano, sage, sweet pea, stinging nettles, and rue.

Containerizers are another great option for herb garden planning. They come in many forms. Some popular choices are annuals, perennials, biennials, seasonings and ground covers. Most containers are sold in spring and summer. Some popular container plants include fennel, dill, coriander, kale, Swiss chard, broccoli, celery and asparagus.

How Are Biennials The Best

Biennials are best for medicinal herb garden planning. Biennials include annual herbs like sage, basil, marjoram, parsley, sage, cardamom, dill, marigold, sage, and thyme. Other biennials are chicory, mint, orange blossom, Angelica, ginkgo, and lavender.

Final Words

Herb gardens are very versatile because you can use your favorite plants year-round, as well as medicinal seeds. There is virtually no reason why gardeners could not have an herb garden in their yard. When it comes to planning the layout of your garden, remember to plan carefully.

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