Are you ready for spring? I am! I’m getting ready with this fun herb garden and printable herb companion cheat sheet. With so much time at home during social isolation, I’ve been spending a lot of time in my garden. These tips will help you make the perfect herb companion garden too.
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Herbs are great for container gardening
I once posted about how I wish I had time to grow my own vegetables. Many years later and I’m finally trying my hand at vegetable gardening. However, herb gardening will always be my first love.
My lanai is perfect for a container garden like this one. By growing my own herbs, I save just a little bit of money each week at the grocery store. This is also a fun little bonding experience for me and my favorite helpers.
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Herb companion cheat sheet
The easiest way to keep your herbs thriving is to pair herbs together that have similar sunlight and water needs.
To make it easy for you to do the same, I’ve put together this cute little printable for you to keep with all your gardening supplies.
Print your own copy here: Herb companion cheat sheet
I laminated mine (with this at home laminator) and put it my garage with everything I need to garden. It’s great to have it near all my gardening supplies so I don’t have to get my phone dirty to double check water and sunlight requirements.
What herbs grow well together?
Plants the need the same amount of water and sunlight make great companion plants for container gardens. Here are some herbs that grow together:
- Sage, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, oregano and lavender can all grow together in full sun and dry soil.
- Tarragon, cilantro (the one herb of mine that always dies), basil, parsley and chives can all grow together in partial sun and moist soil.
- Mint is best grown alone because it is a greedy little spreader.
Save money by growing your own herbs
Robert is having fun helping me take care of the herbs so far. I hope this will be a fun lesson in responsibility for both of us. I like to think we will have a good experience watering them and snipping them for recipes. And of course, I’m super pumped to have access to fresh herbs instead of buying them at the grocery store. I hate spending money on herbs!
A typical herb plant costs anywhere between $2-6 and continues to provide fresh herbs. Compare the with the typical price of cut herbs that also cost anywhere from $2-6 and only last about a week.
Next step is to attempt vegetables. Or maybe not! I need to master herb gardening first. Baby steps, right?
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