Tips for growing your own herb garden

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When you're cooking, there's nothing better than being able to use fresh herbs from your own garden.

Now that summer is just about here, it's a great time to start growing some herbs.

Tal White from White's Nursery in Chesapeake stopped by the News 3 morning show Friday to share some tips.

  • Grow herbs in a container since it's easy to move into a shaded spot if it gets too hot outside.
  • Look for a container that's about 10 to 12 inches. The bigger the container, the better so that it can hold enough water to last through the afternoon.
  • You can put all different types of herbs into the same pot.
  • Make sure to keep your herbs pinched back, especially basil.  If you don't, it can start to flower and won't last very long after that.
  • Watering should be done every other day for a container that's about 10 inches.
  • You can use liquid fertilizer periodically or a slow-release fertilizer called Osmocote. As you water your herbs, the fertilizer will slowly be released into the plant.


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