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Jason Hill and a Culinary Herb Garden



Chef Jason Hill shows of his culinary herb garden. He has a small contained herb garden - just six square feet. However, in that small space he has chives, mint, basil, and thyme. Elsewhere in his yard he is growing tarragon and oregano. Finally, Chef Jason shows a new rosemary he will be planting. When showing each herb Jason talks briefly about it's culinary uses.


Planting a Container Herb Garden



Rita Heikenfeld of www.AboutEating.com demonstrates container gardening with herbs. She shows using unusual planters like a market basket. She discusses using a fairly rich soil with fertilizer such as miracle grow. She then talks about using disposable diapers or soil moist to keep your planter hydrated. The herbs she plants are lavender mint, orange thyme, sage, basil, and lavender. Finally, she says to keep your herb planter by your kitchen door so you can easily care for it and harvest fresh herbs for cooking.


How to Design an Herb Garden



Yolanda from Vanveen Bulbs demonstrates how to design and plant an herb garden. She has some great tips, such as begin planning your herb garden by seeing what herbs are in your kitchen that you actually use on a regular basis. She shows basil, thyme, spearmint, rosemary, oregano, and tarragon plants. You can plant herbs in containers, raised beds, r any corner of your garden as long as the herbs have at least half a day of sun. Consider how big the plants will get when laying out your garden, and place the smaller and more invasive plants on the edges, where they won't be lost or take over the bed.


How to Plant a Potted Herb Garden



Susan Doherty from Six Minute Style shows how to plant a potted herb garden. First she says to select a pot that is big enough to accommodate all that you want to plant, and be sure it has adequate drainage. If it does not, you can always drill one or more holes in the bottom. You can cover the hole(s) with newspaper to prevent any of your soil from washing out. You want your soil to not be too heavy, and have good drainage. Remember that your herbs will need about five hours of sun a day, so consider this when locating your pot. Next, she shows how to take your plants and arrange them in the pot before planting them to be sure you have things laid out as you want. Be sure to put bigger plants in the center. She plants a number of herbs in one pot including rosemary, cilantro, dill, chives, oregano, basil, sage, thyme, and tarragon.

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