Category Archives: Herb plants

Finding Herb Plants and Seeds

Sources for herb plants and seeds:

Check local nurseries and garden centers
Richters

Logee’s

Seed Catalogs – open pollinated, non-hybrid, no GMO

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Learning About Herbs

Herbs have been a love of mine for as long as I can remember.   When I was young the only herb I remember using fresh was parsley.  Dried oregano was something I always added to pasta sauce although my mom thought I added too much.  I love the smells and tastes of herbs whether fresh or dried.  Learning about herbs is an ongoing process for me.  I have been compiling a list of herb resources that you may want to check out.  If you know of any sites to add please let me know.

Seed Catalogs & Garden Planning

Seed catalogs are coming in the mail.  They are so fun to explore and are a great source of information and enjoyment – especially when I can’t be out working in the garden.  I can be planning my garden and yard for spring – deciding what to grow and where to grow everything.  If you haven’t gardened much in the past it is good to start with a few things – what do you enjoy eating or using the most.  Do you love tomatoes and basil?  Then those could be some great things to start with.Some of my favorite books for information whether you are experienced or a beginner:
All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!
Smithsonian Handbooks: Herbs (Smithsonian Handbooks)
The Pleasure of Herbs: A Month-by-Month Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying Herbs
Growing & Using Herbs Successfully (Garden Way Book)

My favorite magazines include:
Herb Companion
Organic Gardening

One of my favorite sources for herb plants and seeds:
Richters

Open-pollinated and heirloom seed sources

Herb growing in fall and winter

This time of year it is possible to grow herbs in many climates in spite of the chilly weather.  I grow more tender herbs in pots which are kept outside in summer and brought in before the temperature drops to 45 F.   I also like growing herbs such as basil year round in an AeroGrow AeroGarden .

AeroGrow AeroGarden 0019-00Z Garden Starter Tray is a great way to start seeds in the spring for your garden.  You can purchase an AeroGarden with seeds for specific herbs or if you already have one you can buy a kit with seeds or buy a Master Gardener Seedpod kitand plant whatever seeds you choose.  My seeds germinate faster and more reliably with an AeroGarden than any other method I have used.  The fact that the AeroGarden monitors water, light, and nutrients automatically is a big plus also.

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