There are many ways to grow you very own medicinal garden. Many choose the simple way and just go with a space in their yard a bit hidden and out of the way.
In fact herbs can be grown almost anywhere, not just in the vegetable garden bed, the best way is to find a space or area where they can grow healthy. All plants have specific requirements that they need to be met in order to perform the best.
Outlined below are 4 simple steps to creating a satisfactory long lasting medicinal herb garden.
These include the amount of sunlight your plants receive, the access to your plants or the arrangement of your garden, the soil you use in your garden, and whether or not you decide to get an early start on your planting.
Healthy Amount of Sunlight
As all plants do, plants in a medicinal garden need plenty of sunlight. These specific types of plants though require that they get at least six hours of direct sunlight. These areas are mostly from dry places or areas that receive a lot of sun during the year.
If you’re not sure what type of plants you can grow in your garden, experimenting is the best way to find out. Get a good garden book and read up about the needs of a particular plant you would like to grow, plant a variety of them out and see which work best.
If you are looking for plants that heal certain ailments, it is best to first research about the ailment, buy the seeds, and plant them according to their directions for best results. You may be surprised to find that your garden can contain a numerous variety of healing plants.
Give Herbs Enough Space
After you have decided the area and amount of sunlight that your plants will be receiving; you next need to think about how you are going to access your plants. Planting your seeds too close may result in overlapping plants or plants that grow over each other.
One recommendation to make your garden easy to access is placing stepping stones or small paths in your garden to walk on. Always place your plants that grow tall in the center and the shorter plants around the edges. This makes it easier so you will not end up looking hard for your small plants amidst the tall ones.
Nutrient Rich Soil
The next issue you need to address is the condition of your soil and the protection for the garden that you will be using. The soil that is best for plants is well-drained and nutrient rich. If your soil seems poor you may need to add some manure to liven it up.
Protect and Nurture Your Herb Garden
The protection of your garden is also important. It’s not worth your time to create a wonderful garden just to have it trampled by roaming wild creatures… depending where you live. A wire screen could be possibly installed to keep the animals out while not obstructing the view of your garden.
By following these simple and easy steps you could come up with one of the greatest gardens that could in the long run be extremely helpful for you.
Medicinal gardens are becoming very popular around the world and now could be your time to grow your own.
Build a workbench for yourself for a place to tend to your seedlings, cuttings and such and maybe small lean-to roof for shelter, add a chair and sit while you do your plant chores and enjoy your peaceful garden surroundings.
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