Growing herbs is easy! Herbs can be grown in so many situations and soil types, that there really is no excuse for not growing your own herbs herbs. You can grow herbs in a mixed border or bed, or you can devote a separate are to grow your own herbs.
Whilst many of the 'traditional herbs' are best in a well lit, well drained soil, there are herbs that will grow in virtually any part of the garden, or in many different types of containers.
You do not need a 'herb garden' in order to grow herbs. Many are quite at home and look in place in shrub borders or dotted about in perennial herbaceous borders.
So many herbs add a splash of colour to your garden such as the great silver swath of the curry plant which add colour to any part of the garden, or of course some of the gaudy flowers such as the Echinaceas.
Many of the herbs that we grow are derived from wild plants and as such, have very few cultural requirements. It is rarely necessary to feed herbs with fertilizer. In the wild, they are happy to live naturally in a recycling environment that does not include quick flushes of lush growth bough on by the use of your pet fertiliser brand.
There are many culinary herbs that are quite happy growing in
There is rarely a need to feed your herb plants. Most are herbs are happy growing in any good gardening soil with virtually no added feed. Some herbs - as with the showy perennial types benefit from an annual mulch of organic material.
Many herbs will grow quite quickly when established, so make sure that you allow enough room for your herbs to grow properly without being a nuisance to other plants.
The welsh Onion is a great "herb" for growing in almost any situation. The flower heads show off for weeks on end, and it is a very tolerant herb which you can grow in a pot - or in the garden.
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