So herb gardening is one of those trending gardening course now a days. But the process of making it happen is just not the same like those other houseplants. Herb plantation needs some different routine to grow properly. This different routine plan is very much unknown to those modern herb gardeners. So growing it up properly from its initiative phase its very much important. Lets discuss about those mistakes in a elaborated way.
GROWING FROM SEEDLINGS:
So in starting one should prefer the seedlings rather than planting his own seeds. It will give you the fresh start of growing herbs. Starting with seedlings is the best way of skipping those complicated task of washing out those seeds before your begin.
STARTING WITH THE WRONG SELECTION:
Starting with the wrong variety of herb plant is also one of those mistakes that one might do. In the starting one should go with the fresh Basil. Basil is that kind of herb which grows very quickly and one can observe the effect of his care easily. In the other hand Basil leaves its wilt visibly for the lack of water. So one can easily judge the correct amount of water that he or she can provide.
KNOWLADGE ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF WATER:
Knowledge about the amount of water is important. One should not provide the same amount of water to the herbs as those normal house plants consume. One should provide a moderate amount of water in a daily basis.
CUTTING THE PLANT IN PROPER TIME SPAN:
Cutting those plants in a proper time span is also important. In this case again Basil is the best plant for pruning. With other herbs, one just cut the herb just above a set of growing leaves. But in the case of Basil, when u cut like this process, the originally trimmed stem will not grow further. However a couple of stems sprout out around the original cutting and creates a shape like ‘V’. If one don’t trim the plant in a regular basis, the plant will continue to grow and that will become too tall and top-heavy.
USING DEAD SOIL WITH NO NUTRIENTS:
Before planting your herb plants you must check the soil properly. If there is no nutrients in the soil, then you must provide a dose of good stuff and the plants will surely thank you for it. Otherwise a dead soil with no nutrients will be never able to give you good results. A mixture of a good amount of healthy fertilizer will surely give u result in this type of soil. If possible, one should crush some egg shells in the planting area.
TAKING THE LEAVES FROM WRONG PLACES:
When it’s just seeming to be happen, one might go and pick off those big leaves around the bottom and left those tiny short guys for growing. Wrong, those large older guys are the solar panels and they supply the power to your herb so left them alone in the top. Once your plant is big enough to keep up a decent amount of harvest you might take from the top, as done previously while pruning.
LET YOUR PLANTS GET RANDY:
It is ok to pruning your plants regularly but unless you are growing something for its comestible flowers. Be sure to cut those buds before they started to grow flowers. If one wants leaves then cut the buds in a regular basis whenever u see them. This process will inspire you plants to focus more on growing leaves.
MOVING FORWARD AND TRY SOMETHING NEW:
After being comfortable with Basil, one may go and try something new. I should recommend you to go and try to grow Oregano, Mint, Rosemary and Thyme. All these mentioned herbs have a separate usefulness in our kitchens regularly and relatively very easy to grow. But like Basil the growth of this plants are not very fast and smooth. If you cut the rosemary like the process of Basil, you will find it cleave. It grows very slowly and the effect is very difficult to notice.
VARIETIES OF HERBS:
When one is choosing the herb, read the plan’s label carefully. For example, there are a couple of varieties of oregano; one is Mediterranean and the other is Mexican. These two varieties of oregano has various aspects. Mexican variety is mainly used in spicy dishes. In the other hand Mediterranean variety is very common variety in the market. Similarly there are many different kinds of mints available. So go with those varieties and experience some blend taste in your garden.
FEED LIKE SEYMOUR:
If you are planting your plants in soil instead of pots, take care that your little tiny seedlings doesn’t convert themselves in a giant plant and reign your garden. For mint and oregano, put them in pots first then in soil. It will add a little measure of control to the root system.
Those are the mistakes done by any herb gardener. How to avoid them is also mentioned. Master those mistakes and you will be able to grow herbs easily.