DIY Herb Garden

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This is the perfect time of year to plant a garden and it can be as simple as some dirt, a few seeds and pot! Planting an herb (or two) is super fun and rewarding! Growing your own herbs will save you money and it may even inspire a new recipe. Here are a few simple steps to get you on your way.

Step 1- Decide what you want to grow. This can be as simple as choosing an herb you use regularly or one that you would love to try. If you are a beginner you can choose an herb that is easy to grow like rosemary, oregano and thyme. Basil can be fun as well!

Step 2- Determine how much space you need which can be as limited as one pot to start. Most herbs only need about six hours of sun a day so they can thrive on your deck or a sunny window sill.

Step 3- Gather your goods. You will need a pot, some good organic potting soil and an herb starter or some seeds. Make sure you pot allows for drainage.

Step 4- Plant! You can plant seeds using the packaging instructions or plant your started plant by digging a hole that is deep enough to fully cover the root system. Water it daily in the beginning to help the roots take and/or the seeds sprout. Be careful not to overwater your plant. Check it daily to assess the moisture level of the soil.

Step 5- Pick and enjoy! Nibble on fresh herbs, relish in the aroma and make sure to include them in a few meals!

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By: Katie Cavuto, MS, RD

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