Choose What You Want to Grow - and Where.
Find a spot that gets at least four to six hours of sunlight a day, then decide what herbs
you want. If you area is sunny, then basil, chives, cilantro, dill, oregano, parsley, and
rosemary are good candidates. If you only have partial sun, go with herbs such as bee balm,
lemon balm, catnip, and mint.
Prepare Your Soil
It's always a good idea to mix in nutrient-rich organic material to your soil, such as
Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil for Flowers and Vegetables. This will give your herbs a good start as
they get established.
Arrange and Plant
Check the instructions on your herbs to see how they should be spaced. To avoid shocking
your herbs, plant them in the early morning. First, dig out a hole that is about twice as wide
as your plant's root ball. Gently place your plant in the hole, then backfill. That's all there
is to it.
Water and Feed
Provide your new plants with plenty of water. For best results, feed them with Miracle-Gro®
Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food.
The best time to pick your herbs is when you're making your meal. They're ready to deliver
great taste. For maximum flavor, pick your herbs in the early morning and before they bloom.
You can leave them in the garden all season long, and enjoy their wonderful fragrances. In
fact, fresh herbs taste best when they are picked in the morning and before the plants bloom.
Or, just leave them in the garden and enjoy the aroma, especially pleasing smells from basil,
mint, oregano and cilantro.