How Do You Start A Simple Herb Garden?


To start a simple herb garden for a beginner, purchase seeds, good soil, and pots. You can start an herb garden indoors or outdoors and even year-round.

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As a beginner garden starting an herb garden might seem challenging, but it is not. Start by doing research and finding out what herbs you want to plant. Do you want to plan indoor or outdoor? Is indoor gardening a better option or not?

The first thing you need to do before you start planting your garden is to create a plan for your herb garden. Start by doing research and planning.

First, learn what type of herbs you want to grow. Do you want to start your herb garden indoors and then plant them outside?

Find out what plants grow better outdoor or in pots. Since this article is aimed at beginner gardens, follow these steps below.

Step 1 – Select the herbs you want to grow.

There are many herbs out there, but the most popular herbs are easy to grow, believe it or not. If this is your first time starting an herb garden, we recommend you start small and with these herbs:

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Oregano
  • Mint
  • Coriander
  • Parsley

Step 2 – Decide if you want to grow these herbs from seeds.

Buying seeds is affordable, and you can even purchase seeds at your local dollar store. The truth is that if you want to experience growing herbs, using seeds is the way to go.

Now, the pros of growing seeds are that you get to experience the sowing process and watching your herbs grow. There are many varieties of seeds to choose from. The pride you get to from starting a garden from seeds to have it grown to the fullest is amazing.

The cons are that the cost can add up. When you start your garden using seeds, there are many things to learn about sowing indoors and out. You must find out what your growing zone is and how to take care of it in your climate.

If planting an herb garden from seeds is not for you, purchase transplants instead. You can skip the seeding process and head to your local store or farmer’s market and purchase transplants that well, all they need is to be transplanted.

I recommend heading to your local farmer’s market to purchase them as they are very affordable and compared to starting a garden from seeds, it will save you money.

Step 3 – Find the location.

Now that you are planning and deciding what herbs and process to start your herb garden start thinking of the area.

Would you be growing your herb garden indoor by a window or outdoors?

Are you going to build a large herb garden or small?

If you are planting your herb in pots indoor, your herb will grow accordingly. If you are planting on growing them outdoors in the ground, expect lots of growth.

Remember to find out how to care for each herb and see if the location you have planned will be beneficial for the plant.

Step 4 – Find the right soil.

Your herb required good quality soil to grow; for this reason, we recommend you do your research. If you are growing your garden from seeds, you need loose soil or pods to help the seed germinate. A great potting soil for seeds essential and we recommend you do your research.

Once the seedlings are ready to transplant to a pot or soil, you need to make sure that the soil they will be planted at will suit them.

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Step 5 – Take care of your herbs.

Now that you have your plans picked and planted your herbs, it doesn’t end there. Taking care of your plants is sort of a daily job.

Depending on how you are growing your herbs, if they are planted in pots, their soil will dry out faster.

Checking on your plants daily is a must; did you know that herbs taste better before they flowered?

Taking care of your herbs is essential, and remember to make sure you are using the right nutrients and providing it every two weeks.

How do I make a small herb garden?

If you are thinking of starting a small herb garden, start a simple kitchen garden. A small herb garden will provide a lot, even if you have a small garden. It will be easy to take care of if you properly maintain it.

To start a small garden, find a proper location. If you have a window with direct sunlight, this will work for your small garden.

If you have a spot outside, find a location that is close to you to be able to water it and is visible, to remind you to care for it.

We recommend you start your small herb garden with:

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Mint
  • Chives

What is the easiest herb to grow?

A great question beginner gardener asks is, what is the easiest herb to grow? To be honest, there are more than just one, and below, we provide our top five easiest herbs to grow:

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Chives
  • Rosemarie
  • Parsley

To start a simple herb garden for a beginner, purchase seeds, good soil, and pots. You can start an herb garden indoors or outdoors and even year-round.

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