Types of Herb Gardens

A fun way to grow an herb garden is by creating themes.

You could for instance, create an Italian herb garden for use in your Italian based meals and sauces. An Italian herb garden could include basil, garlic, onions, sage, chervil, parsley, and other herbs which are commonly used in Italian meals.

Another excellent themed herb garden might not seem like an herb garden at first, but it is: A spicy herb garden, or a Mexican herb garden. This theme would include herbs which tend to be very spicy and hot such as green and red chili peppers such as cayenne, jalapeno peppers, horseradish root, cilantro, coriander, and cumin. This type of herb garden is also sometimes called a chili garden, because it’s often used for making soup and Texas-style chili.

Then there is the herbal tea garden theme, which is another very popular one to grow. An herbal tea garden grows a wide variety of herbs which are often used for making tea. You can grow standard tea itself, along with flavored varieties such as lemon grass or lemon balm, spearmint, peppermint, chamomile, Echinacea, Angelica, Anise, catnip, red clover, lavender, rosemary, thyme, etc. Generally, any herb can actually be used for tea, but not all of them will taste well as a tea of course. So select a few to start with, and grow your tea garden as you desire.

One other type of herb garden you might want to try is a medicinal herb garden. Just about all herbs which are used for foods and teas have medicinal properties of some kind, and many are excellent for a wide variety of purposes. Garlic is a must grow herb for any medicinal herb garden, and you’ll love having Echinacea on hand for the cold and flu season too. Try your hand at a variety though, and again, just expand your themed herb gardens as desired.

2 Responses to “Types of Herb Gardens”

  • ted and sheila:

    Ok two sr here in the myrtle beach area

    always wanted to have a herb garden never did tho

    now retired have two great flower boxes available and thinking of growing herbs on the screened in back porch

    so give some advice on how to start thinking of going to lowes to purchase potting soil fill in the two flower boxes and now where do I get the herbs fm seed s or fm plants come on help an ol guy get started where do I go now

    thanks

    ted and sheila

    • admin:

      Hi, Ted and Sheila! My suggestion would be to use some soil with fertilizer already in it as opposed to just plain potting soil. Some herbs grow easily from seed – others are a real pain to get to sprout. I just go ahead and buy the herbs at Lowes, too! :) I got one basil plant, and when I took it out of the pot (one of those giant peat pots, but I peeled it away) there were actually 5 plants in it! What a joy that was!

      I really like the topsoil at Lowe’s and use it for my herbs. I will add some liquid fertilizer now and again throughout the summer, and that’s it. I get a great harvest! Hope those suggestions are helpful! Blessings! Bell

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