One great way to make the most out of your lawn, even if it’s small, is to plant an herb garden. Herb gardens are very low-maintenance compared to typical vegetable gardens, and they’re perfect for the arid climate of Utah. If you’ve been interested in starting an herb garden but aren’t sure where to begin, here are a few tips on the types of herbs to that are easiest to raise and how to keep them healthy.
An important step in starting an herb garden is choosing the herbs you want. The most important consideration is which herbs you think you’ll be most interested in cooking with, but here are a few that are easy-to-grow “starter” herbs:
Because each individual herb plant is fairly small and you probably don’t need many plants of any one herb for cooking, you could easily get away with doing all of your herb gardening directly in pots.
This has the advantages of keeping different soil types the different species prefer separate and not letting the plants spread in places you don’t want them to. Watering, pruning, and weeding are also easier this way because the pots are mobile and accessible. Whether you keep the pots on your patio, your kitchen windowsill, or along the side of your house, pots are a great way to manage your little garden of herbs.
Any kind of gardening requires time and effort, but soon you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor. We at Perry Homes hope you and your family get the most out of your home and your property, and herb gardening is just one way to do it!