Mistakes Beginners Should Avoid When Growing Garden Herbs

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Garden herbs have been in existence for thousands of years. They are of value to us for a variety of reasons. They can be used in cooking for their flavors, or used for their scents. They also can be used for their medicinal properties, as insect repellents, or even as dyes industrially.

Unlike spices, herbs are easy to grow. Hence, they are easily grown mostly in home gardens. Successfully growing these herbs can be fun and rewarding. There are tips to follow to successfully grow them. There are also mistakes you should avoid making when growing your garden herbs, especially as a beginner. We mention some of them.

Avoid Growing From Seed

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The temptation to see your herb develop from seeds up can be overwhelming. You’ll however do well to avoid this practice, especially if you’re a beginner. There are many things that could go wrong compared to getting starter plants instead.

You’ll need to keep the seeds in the right conditions to grow; which may include growing indoors before transferring outdoors. However, getting starter plants means you already have healthy plants at hand. The growing process therefore comes easier, faster, and more enjoyable.

Grow Herbs You Know

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Growing complex herbs as a beginner may prove too complex and yield the undesired result. A tip for you is to grow garden herbs you know and love, since you’ll ultimately use them while cooking. This way, you’ll enjoy growing them and also get the desired results.

If you’re not sure what herb to grow, growing basil is advisable. Basil grows quickly and can withstand adverse conditions. As a beginner, this is the right herb that will help you figure out what it takes to grow garden herbs.

Use A Nutrient Rich Soil

Before proceeding to grow the chosen herbs, you need to make sure your garden is well prepared. This process includes providing fresh soil that is brimming with nutrients. Using a nutrient deficient soil will be detrimental to the growth of the garden herbs. If you’re going to make use of a spente soil, make sure it has compost added, and turn it over to regain the lost nutrients.

When watering the herbs, make sure it’s the right amount. If you’re growing indoors, you’ll need to water more frequently than you will when the herbs are transferred outdoors.


Herbs are of several uses; from being used for their flavors, to their scents, as well as their medicinal properties. As a beginner, growing garden herbs should be fun and fruitful. To do this, you have to follow some tips and avoid making some mistakes. We mention some mistakes to avoid.

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