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How To Plan an Herb Garden
By Monica Resinger of Homemaker's Journal  E-Publications
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An herb garden can bring a person a lot of pleasure because there's so many  
things that can be done with herbs such as herbal crafts, herbal teas and 
herbal  seasonings. On top of this, you get to care and tend for the plants 
if  this is all you do, is enough reason to grow an herb garden. Seeing how 
the  herbs mingle together and enjoying their fragrance are other benefits. 
By planning your herb garden, you will eliminate any frustration that may  
arise from planting an herb in the wrong area. For example, if you plant Basil  
in a very shady area, it will not grow as well as if it were planted in a 
warm,  sunny area. Also, your herb garden will bring you more satisfaction if 
plan  which herbs you will use. 
The first thing to think about when planning your herb garden is location.  
Full sun is the best for herbs, but it has been my experience that most herbs  
will grow in partial shade. If your herbs are planted in partial shade, they 
may  not grow as fast as when planted in full sun, but they will do just fine. 
The  place to avoid is full shade, herbs simply will not do well in full shade.
When you have decided on a location for your herb garden, it's time to  
figure out which herbs you'd like to grow. To figure this out, ask yourself why 
you want to grow herbs. Is it for cooking, teas, potpourri, fragrance, or a  
combination of all these? Whatever reason you decide you're growing herbs for  
will help you decide which herbs to grow. If it's for cooking, which herbs do  
you currently use? You could grow these, plus others that have caught your  
interest in the past. If it's for any of the other reasons, do some research  
first to find out what herbs are good for that interest. Visit the library and  
choose books on that subject, or search the Internet for information. Ask your  
herb growing friends. My e-book 'Getting to Know Mint' will help you learn 
about  the the herb Mint with Description and Varieties, Growing Mint, Mint 
Problems,  Caring for Mint, Using Mint: Culinary Uses (includes 17 recipes), 
Medicinal  Uses, Garden and Household uses, Harvesting Mint and Preserving 
for more  information, click here:  _ 
You will also need to find out if the herbs you have chosen will grow in  
your zone and soil type. Again, the library and Internet will be good sources 
Now that you have chosen the herbs you want to grow, it's time to put them  
into a plan. First, make a list of the herbs you will be using, leaving a space 
 for its' description of height, foliage and/or flower color, and spacing  
requirements. To find these requirements, look these plants up in a gardening  
reference book. Decide what shape of bed you'd like and what size. Keep in mind 
 that to be easily accessed, an island bed (a bed that can be accessed from 
all  sides) should be no wider than 5 ft, and a border bed (a bed that can only 
be  accessed from the front) should be no wider than 2 1/2 ft. 
Now take a piece of paper and a pencil and sketch in the shape of the bed.  
Look at your list of herbs and place your herbs according to height, and which  
plants would compliment each other. You can do this by sketching or writing 
in  the names of the plant. If you change your mind about something, simply 
erase  and change. As you are placing your plants, make notes of how far apart 
the  plants should be spaced. You may even want to go as far as using colored 
pencils  to do some color coding or to color in the color of the plants. This 
sketch is  your rough draft. You can use this as your planting guide.
The planning process can be just as enjoyable as planting and caring for  the 
herbs. It also enables you to get to know your plants before they are even  
planted. Finally, as mentioned above, it will save you a great deal of  
frustration, so take the time to plan your herb garden. 
If you'd like more gardening tips, check out The Gardening E-book Package  
that includes the following e-books: The Outdoor Decor E-book, The Gardening  
Tips E-book, Garden Pests and Solutions and Getting to Know Mint.  Click  here 
for details:  _ 
Monica is the founder Homemaker's Journal E-publications, the growing home  
of many fun and informative home and garden e-books, tip sheets, articles and  
more!  _ ( 
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