Pots and containers serve well for the gardening enthusiasts who do not have a spacious backyard. You can get started with pots or old buckets or wooden boxes. Consider starting this season with growing herbs to get more out of the gardening experience!
Herbs are compact and easy to grow in a small space. Their flowers and foliage can add great beauty to your garden and great flavour to your cooking. Try growing some mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme or parsley. Herbs such as Basil, Chives which are extra sensitive to the cold can be grown in pots indoors too.
The herb plants will need consistent and sufficient watering especially during the hot sunny hours. It is advisable to buy suitable potting soil or peat moss. Another important tip is to water the container thoroughly before planting and to always check that the excess water is able to drain out from the container. It is a good idea to harvest the leaves frequently for healthier plants.
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Get more out of your gardening activity by sharing ideas and learning from others too. Check out this event offered by the City of Surrey:
Join That Bloomin’ Garden blogger Kristin Crouch for this herbal how-to that includes a fragrant herb plant to take home. 1 session for $7.50 Saturday, April 8 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Please pre-register at 604-592-6956
Kristin Croutch is an organic gardener who offers sustainable gardening workshops for the local community. She is going to present this talk on Herb gardening at the Stewart Hall – Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey on April 8, 2017. “I will talk about which herbs grow best in containers, the type of soil to use, how to harvest and preserve the herbs and how to cook with them” said Kristin. “I often like to touch upon the history of herbs as every plant has a story. You may learn about less well known herbs such as lemon balm and holy basil which are used for teas.” she added.
Some of her other speaking sessions on the subject of Herbs are offered at no cost to local residents. More information is available on her website ‘That Bloomin’ Garden’