Today I would like to talk about herbs and what I am learning about each one of them. Each Monday I will make a post for the next several weeks about a particular herb with detailed information.
Oregano, Sage, Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme, Santolina, Artemesia, Tarragon & Fennel prefer soil that is dry and rock (light soil).
Herbs generally do not require fertilizer. Improve the soil structure twice a year by adding organic material.
Basil, Chamomile, Thyme, Lavender, Mint, Dill, Chervil, Fennel & Parsley attract beneficial insects to your garden.
Basil, Lemon Grass & Garlic Chives require more water than herbs listed above.
Herbs that are invasive include: mint and some oregano, so you will want to control these invasive herbs by planting them in containers or cut the bottoms of the container and sink container into your soil.
In the fall the following herbs can be started: Anise, Borage, Caraway, Catnip, Chervil, Chives, Cilantro/Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Fennel (bulb), Garlic (clove), Garlic Chives, Horehound, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Salad Burnet, Santolina, Savory (Winter), Scented Geraniums, Thyme and Yarrow.
Herbs that can be started from cuttings in the fall include: Horehound, Lavender, lemon Balm, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Santolina, Savory (Winter), Scented Geraniums, Thyme and Yarrow.
Herbs that are started from divisions in the Fall include: Catnip, Chives, Fennel (bulb), Garlic (clove), Garlic Chives, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Mint, Tansy & Yarrow.
Look for posts on Mondays on specific herbs over the next several weeks where we will be looking a detailed information for each herb.
Lord bless you and keep you!