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Garden Spot Nursery Inc
(504) 641-3600
770 Robert Blvd
Slidell, LA
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(985) 674-0252
2100 N Causeway Blvd.
Mandeville, LA
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(985) 626-3541
1303 N Causeway Blvd
Mandeville, LA

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(318) 255-5494
103 South Bonner Road
Ruston, LA
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Clegg's Nursery, Inc.
(225) 791-6060
31275 La Highway 16
Denham Springs, LA
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(985) 726-0639
373 Voters Road
Slidell, LA
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(985) 809-5010
71344 Highway 59
Abita Springs, LA
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(985) 264-3637
640 Magnolia Ridge Drive East
Mandeville, LA

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Caitlin's Cottage Nursery & Gift Shop
(337) 235-2359
425 Verot School Road
Lafayette, LA
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(225) 268-5982
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Herb Gardening Basics

Over 15 million households in the United States grow herbs--in vegetable and perennials gardens, in containers, or on windowsills. And with good reason! In addition to their obvious role in cooking, herbs are also attractive and add color, interesting textures and forms, and rich or subtle fragrances to the home and garden.

Uses for Herbs

The most popular use for herbs is in cooking, and nearly every recipe can be enhanced with the addition of appropriate herbs. Can you imagine tomato sauce without oregano? Thanksgiving stuffing without sage? Some dishes are defined by the herbs they contain--pesto without basil just isn't pesto!

Herbs have many other uses as well. Many types make wonderful teas, either as individuals or combined in blends. Chamomile makes a soothing tea for unwinding after a hard day. Bee balm (Monarda) makes a tangy tea with citrus overtones. And in addition to being tasty, mint teas aid in digestion.

Many herbs are also believed to have medicinal properties. The echinacea that has become popular as a cold remedy is extracted from the purple coneflower, a common garden perennial.

Of course many gardeners grow herbs simply because they are attractive and durable plants. Bee balm not only makes a tasty tea, it is also a reliable perennial with lovely red, pink, or white flowers. And chamomile's daisly-like blooms brighten up any sunny border.

Where to Plant

Plant herbs where you can get to them easily for frequent harvesting, especially if you plan to use them in cooking. Consider planting a special kitchen garden near the house, so you can readily harvest herbs, greens, and other frequently-used crops. You can also grow herbs in containers or even window boxes.

Most herbs prefer full sun--at least 6 hours per day. Herbs that will tolerate some light shade include chives, cilantro, dill, and mint. Remember that if you plant perennial herbs in the vegetable garden, keep them in a separate section so you'll be sure to avoid them during spring and fall tilling.

Types of Herbs

Like all garden plants, herbs can be categorized as annual, perennial, or biennial. Annual plants grow for only one season and so must be planted each spring. Perennials live for several years. Their foliage dies back in the fall, but the roots overwinter and resume growth the following spring. And biennials grow for two years, growing foliage the first season, overwintering, then forming seeds and dying back at the end of the se...

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Herbs in a Pot

There's nothing like a home cooked meal flavored with herbs cut fresh from your garden. The best part is that you don't need to cultivate an entire backyard plot to grow enough herbs to use in meals - a simple container on a deck or patio can provide herbs all season, as you need them. Here's how to create an herb container garden.

Materials List

  • Large plastic or wooden container (see below)
  • Potting soil
  • Herb plants of your choice
  • Fertilizer
  • Water

Steps

  1. Choose containers. Select a container with drainage holes, the larger the better. An 18-inch diameter faux terra cotta or half whiskey barrel provides enough space to grow a variety of herb plants. If you don't have a large container, select a number of smaller pots and plant a single herb in each one.

  2. Choose soil. Fill the container with bagged potting soil. If you're using a very large container, fill the bottom with a layer of empty soda cans. The cans will take up volume so you'll need less soil to fill the pot.

  3. Choose herbs. Select herbs that you commonly use in cooking, but don't forget to try a few new ones. It's easiest to purchase herb plants from a garden or home center rather than starting with herb seeds, and plants will give you instant results. You can usually find basil, cilantro, thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary, and parsley at garden centers. Some unusual herbs to try include lemongrass, lovage, and French tarragon.

  4. Plant your herb garden! Moisten the soil thoroughly. Arrange the plants so that those that grow tall, such as basil and lemongrass, are in the center and cascading varieties of herbs, such as thyme and oregano, are along the edge. Plant them close together: 10 herb plants will fit in a half whiskey barrel!

  5. Water and fertilize. Sprinkle a time-release fertilizer in the pot, scratch it into the surface and water well after planting. Water frequently to keep soil evenly moist, but not sopping wet.

  6. Harvest regularly. Once the plants s...

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How to Grow Herbs Indoors

Herbs are sun worshipers for the most part. As expatriates of the Mediterranean region, most flavorful herbs don't thrive in the un-Mediterranean environment and inadequate light our houses provide. Herbs don't tolerate north-facing windows, or any window that gets less than four hours of direct sunshine a day.

Provide Light

Acclimate Plants Gradually

Soil, Fertilizer, and Water

Pests and Diseases


Table of Contents Best Herbs for Indoor Growing
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