easy spices to grow
hi, this is yolanda, from vanveenbulbs.com.in this segment, we're going to learn about how to design an herb garden, so your gardenis part of your own personality, so i love planting plants in my garden, that i use inthe kitchen, and so the first thing that you should do, when you design your garden oryour herb garden, is deciding what herbs you want to grow, and an easy way to decide, isto just look in your cabinets, and so i always
easy spices to grow, look and see which herbs do you really use?and then those are the ones that you should grow, because if you're growing a lot of herbsthat you're not using, then it's kind of silly, and it might be a waste of space, so makesure first, to figure out what kinds of plants you want to grow. i love rosemary, and i lovemy cajun spice, and it's got thyme in it,
so i think i can try to make my own too. it'sjust cayenne pepper and thyme, and a few other seasonings, so i can try to make it on myown. there's dill seed, basil leaves, parsley, oregano, so i know i want to put those plantsin my garden. a few of my other favorites are basil. i love them in all my pestos, andwith a tomato, and some cheese on it. thyme of course, we talked about that, and spearmint.spearmint is such a nice plant in the garden, because you can just take a little piece andput it in your mouth, and it's just like chewing gum almost. it makes you feel fresh. it'sa nice scent, and a little bit with some lemonade, is really nice, so first thing when you'redesigning your garden, decide which plants you use everyday, or which plants you usein your kitchen, and so once you've decided
that, then you need to find a place to plantit. whether it's just the window sill inside the house, or a nice sunny location, outsideof the house, they will grow almost anywhere. you can plant them on a deck. you can plantthem on a patio. just remember, you need at least a half a day of sun, because herbs reallylike a lot of sun. now, you can plant them in containers, or you can put them in niceraised beds, too. you can plant them almost anywhere, so even if you have an area of yourgarden that you're not using, just throw some compost on top of it, and plant a few herbs,and you've got a nice herb garden. now, once you've decided that you do want an herb garden,and which plants you want in it,and where you're going to put it, then you need to figureout what kind of layout. when you're deciding
where to plant them, always decide based onthe height and the size of the plants. let me show you, so the larger herbs that growbigger, you should put to the back of the bed, or at least the middle, so this is rosemary,and it can grow kind of big and more into a bush, and then another plant that you'vegot to almost be careful with, is the mint, because mints kind of take over, because theyreally do multiply quickly, and they'll push the other plants out, if you let them, sowhen you plant them, keep them either contained in a container in the bed, or plant them onthe edges where they're not really going to take over, and that you can control them alittle bit more, so oregano is a great plant too, and it stays a little bit smaller, somake sure and put that towards the sides of
the beds, so that they don't get kind of coveredup by the other types, and tarragon is a great plant. it gets a little more bushier, notquite as big as my rosemary, so it will be more of a plant that i put in front of myrosemary, but before my mint, or before my cilantro even, that gets a little bit shorter,and thyme too is a beautiful plant, that makes
almost a ground cover. it never gets reallybig, so it's a great plant to put on the edges, so when you're designing an herb garden, youcan keep it very formal, or keep them very separated, or you can throw them in all together.it's up to you, so go out and start your own herb garden, and enjoy the benefits.