Here are some tips about how to grow and harvest them:
Basil - Grow basil in full sun. Basil does not like cold weather.
Once your basil plant begins to flower nip the flowers off as they reduce the basil's flavor. Pruning its flowers also encourages more basil growth
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Dill - Thin dill plants to about 9 inches apart. This is done about two weeks after planting, once the dill plants have emerged.
Harvest the leaves about four to six weeks after planting. You can continue to allow the dill plant to grow after your first harvest.
Look for the flower heads on the dill plant. Once the flower heads appear, there will be no more leaves produced by the plant
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Summer Savory -Plant the seeds about a 1/2 inch deep
Cover with a loose top soil- layer
Water the plant occasionally
Prepare a few stakes. You will need them if the stems begin to flop over.
Harvest all leaves when the flowers of the plant bloom
Oregano - Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep.
Oregano plants prefer full sun and will grow in almost any well-drained soil.
Harvest your oregano just before the flowers open.
Rosemary - Use a clay pot that measures at least 12 inches deep and 12 inches across and has plenty of drainage holes.
Keep the soil moist and spray the plants at least twice a week with luke
Clip leaves or sprigs anytime you need them.
Thyme - Thyme likes to be bathed in sunlight.
Place twenty or so seeds in a small pot and cover with fertilized soil. Make sure the seeds are planted at least six inches deep.
If where you live rains often ( as in Three Little Woods) , you may only need to water it once a week.
Harvest both leaves and flowers of the Thyme.
What to Use and Where to Put the Herb Garden Project
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