So many different ways of growing herbs from seed. The most popular ways are to plant seeds indoors in a large garden planter, or to plant them outside in containers or on your kitchen windowsill. You can plant them any way you want to but your options are limited. Some herbs grow very well in some areas than they do in others. But one thing remains true, the more you know about herb gardening the better you will be able to choose what type of plants and varieties you want to grow.
Sage likes full sun and an acidic soil. So it makes perfect sense to plant it in an area that gets lots of sunlight and has good soil with low acid levels. If you’re planting it in containers, be sure that there are proper drainage holes in the pot and good soil structure in the pot. Also be sure to keep some water on hand at all times as sage does not like being dried out. Most herbs will also tolerate being watered once or twice a week but you want to avoid getting the soil too wet or too dry.
Mint and tarragon are two other perennial culinary herbs that work well when grown from seed. Both mint and tarragon can be grown in almost any type of environment. You can get great results with culinary herb gardening by starting out small. Planting herbs this way allows you to see how they will do in your garden before you plant them large in your garden.
Lemon balm, mint, and chamomile are also perennial herbs that can be started out small and then maintained in the same way as all the other herbs. Be sure to keep them shaded during the hot part of the day and to give them partial sun in summer. Be sure to only plant these herbs in partial sun and shade for at least one growing season.
If you have perennial herbs that need constant attention in order to grow, consider buying them in a container then planting them in your garden. Do not plant them directly into your garden because they will need more frequent watering and more frequent trimming. Also remember that mulch can help keep your herbs healthy and growing well. So take the time to mulch your perennials and your annual herbs.
As soon as your seedlings show signs of emerging leaves, take them inside and set them in a dark, cool place like a window box, a plastic pot, or an empty book inside a dark room. It is important not to leave them in direct sunlight because they will quickly burn. If they start to burn, change the location to a shady, but bright area. Full sunlight can cause yellowing of the leaves of your herbs.
In the event that your herb garden leaves yellow and turn brown due to sunlight, try putting them in a half-saturated pot and gradually water them with a garden hose. When the leaves turn brown again, simply remove the herbs from the dehydrator and replace them in a new light-colored pot. The best way to tell if your herbs are suffering from exposure to sunlight is if the leaves turn dark blue or purplish. You might want to purchase a solar-powered, timer-based herb garden thermometer so you can be sure that your herbs are getting sufficient sunlight. There are several brands of thermometers available on the market today.
A lot of people feel that growing sage from seed is too difficult or time-consuming. However, in truth, it is actually quite easy and straightforward when you understand what exactly you’re doing. If you do not have the time or skills to actually cultivate and harvest your own herbs, you might consider buying Mediterranean herbs which will be easier to grow and harvest.