treesHomeowners need to know that the success of herb gardening is unequivocally dependent on proper herb gardening practices. Here is a complete seasonal guide to herb gardening:

Fall

Choose plants that thrive in cool weather conditions. They include anise, lemongrass, arugula, sorrel, borage, chervil, cilantro, dill, fennel, garlic chives, lavender, chives, lovage, parsley, rosemary, feverfew, salad burnet, chamomile, and tansy.

Plant before the soil loses its warmth.

When Santa Ana winds blow, add some water to the herbs and prune the damaged foliage. Don’t forget to collect seeds produced by the herbs to plant during the next fall.

Winter

Winter is best suited for cool-season and short-lived herbs like those planted during fall. For indoor herbs, don’t hesitate to prune and feed them because the little light isn’t sufficient to help them make their food.

Control snails and other pests in your garden during the wet winters to avoid their heavy multiplication during spring.right plants

Spring

The approach of spring marks a rich supply of the potted herbs at garden shows and nurseries.

Replace your perennial herbs with plants such as: catmint, tarragon, chamomile, feverfew, lemon balm, lemongrass, sage, lemon verbena, marjoram, rosemary, St. John’s Wort, lavender, sweet woodruff, chervil, tansy, thyme, catnip, oregano, and winter savory.

As you eliminate weeds, apply organic fertilizers and compost to ensure proper growth of the herbs. Water them regularly to keep the soil moist always.

Summer

During summer, potted herbs at nurseries are rare to find. If you’ll keep perennial herbs, ensure they’re well watered.

Some of the herbs fit for the season are basil, tansy, feverfew, lemon balm, lemon verbena, marjoram, rosemary, oregano, sage, lemongrass, St. John’s Wort, lavender, and thyme.

When harvesting orris roots, grate them before they dry. Otherwise, dry orris roots become too hard to grate.