We love the Garden Herb Starter Kit! It comes with six mini clay pots, six mini blackboad herb markers, chaulk and an adorable wood tote box. The most popular seminar given at our store – aside from how to install a pavingstone patio – was How to Plant An Herb Garden. It was always given by our gardening friend extraordinaire, Janet C. That is why at Angersteins Home, we look for and fall in love with the best garden accessories!
Here are some general tips on how to successfully plant an herb garden:
1.) Find a fun container with good drainage – check!
2.) Wash your container thoroughly with soap and water. Rinse well.
3.) Fill your container to about one inch from the top with the soil-less medium.
4.) Wet down the soil in the container and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
5.) While you are waiting, take the mini chalkboards and write down the names of the plants you are planting.
Also, remember to add the date you planted the seed.
6.) Planting – The amount of growing medium you place on top of your seeds is partially determined by their
size. For example, smaller seeds such as lemon balm will need a shallower covering than larger nasturtium
seeds. A general rule for planting seeds is to cover them with enough soil for 1-3 times their size.
7.) Do not let your newly planted seeds dry out.
8.) Keep them in a sunny spot.
9.) Wait to transplant your seedlings until they have several sets of leaves and until their roots have developed. They should be about 2-3″ tall. Enjoy!