10 FAQ's about Herbs


Q: Do herbs require a lot of water?
A: With the exception of some mint varieties, most herbs don’t like wet feet, so it is best to plant the herbs in raised beds & tubs or in well-draining soil. If grown on a window sill, only water when top inch of mix is dry (then water thoroughly).

 

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Health Benefits of Herbs


Herbs play such a massive part in our everyday life, and not just as an ingredient to add flavour in the kitchen. Herbs have been used for centuries in treating illnesses, promoting well being and extending our lives. Herbs provide a convenient and safe alternative, through working with our body’s natural processes in fighting diseases and infections, and preventing many ailments.

 

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Benefits of Fresh Herbs


Herbs can be cut, air dried and stored for 2-3 weeks if they need to be preserved, but quite simply herbs are best used fresh. Why? When herbs dry, they shrink and become lighter in weight as moisture exits the leaves. Along with the moisture, some essential oils and other medicinal and health properties may be lost.

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General Care


Herbs require a minimum of 4-6 hours of sunlight a day, so it is best to locate herb pots on a window sill or patio with direct light, or under a fluorescent light if direct light cannot be achieved.

 

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Benefits of a Soil-less Mix


Though many gardeners may use their common backyard soil to grow many plant varieties around their house and property, it is not advisable or suggested for herbs. This is purely for the drainage factor alone. With many varieties all with differing moisture, nutrition, aeration, and vigor requirements, it is essential that the correct properties are provided in the pot media.

 

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