Plant Talk 6/18

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Want to have an herb garden, but don’t know where to start?
Here are some tips in this week’s plant talk.

KEVIN: Throughout the season at Plant Perfect we see a lot of questions about herbs. Today we’re going to take a look at potting up some herb gardens.

KEVIN: An herb is any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers that we use for flavoring, in food, medicine, or perfume.

So with herb gardening there’s no real special mix you have to use. We use a basic potting soil. It’s got bark in it, pearlite, just a nice, loose mix for containers. Now depending on the size of the container, if you’re using a small container, a larger bowl, we’ll put anywhere between three up to seven different herbs in there.

So it’s always a little bit quicker if you can start with transplants, something that’s been started for you. So I’ve filled my pot half-full of soil, and we’re just dropping them right in. Now with herbs, it’s best to keep them outside. Obviously in the winter you can grow them as well but you’re going to need artificial light.

KEVIN: With the herbs, you’re going to do frequent clipping, where you’re going to take a scissors and you can just prune off just the little amount that you need, whether or not you’re going to sprinkle it on a salad, you know, mix it into different sauces. So many different things you can do with herbs.

KEVIN: Now obviously with seeding, you’re going to have to be a lot more patient. It can take seven to fourteen days for those seeds to germinate. Thanks for watching this week’s Plant Talk, we’ll see you again next time.

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