Herbs require full sun to grow well. It is important to find a location where the plants receive at least 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. A garden with trees may block the sun in the spring, so make sure you choose a sunny spot to grow your herbs. A good herb-growing guide will tell you how to choose the right soil for your herb-growing needs. Here are some tips:
First, you’ll need a good quality garden soil. You’ll want to avoid the extremes of acidity or alkalinity. Ideally, your soil should be between 6.5 and 7.0. It should also contain adequate amounts of organic matter. Herbs do not need richly fertile soil, because it produces a large amount of foliage, which is unappealing. A healthy mix of four inches of compost or peat moss will improve the soil’s condition and retain moisture.
Once you’ve chosen the right soil, you’ll need to get a container for your herbs. Herbs like clay and plastic are perfect for your home herb garden. The soil should be moist but not soggy. You can choose planters that have drainage holes in them and a surface protector, which you can find at garden centers. Depending on the size of your herbs, you can choose the pot size that works best for you. If you don’t have a traditional pot, add pebbles to the bottom.