Herbs

mint leaves

Mint #4

Mint #4 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that you can plant Mint from root divisions (breaking a larger plant into clumps) almost anytime during the growing season? Container gardening is perfect for Mint so it is not able to take over your entire garden.

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marjoram herb leaves

Marjoram #4

Marjoram #4 1138 853 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that Marjoram can thrive in mediocre conditions? Poor soil, more shade than sun but with good drainage are conditions where Marjoram can thrive. As with most herbs, fertilizing will only serve to reduce the flavor intensity of leaves and flowers.

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garlic cloves and bulbs

Garlic #4

Garlic #4 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that you most folks recommend using only the skinnier bulbs for planting and the plumper cloves for cooking? We have actually seen guidance to do the opposite as the plumper cloves are expected to produce more robust plants for harvest.

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fennel seeds close-up

Fennel #4

Fennel #4 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that fertilizing fennel may negatively impact its flavor? Like other herbs, fennel enjoys drier, well-draining soil (and it has a taproot like Dill) and needs just enough moisture to get going.

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dill weed close-up

Dill #4

Dill #4 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that you can plant Dill in more shady spaces? Your plants will not get as tall and bushy allowing you to plant more in a smaller space!

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chive bunch

Chives #4

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Did you know that growing Chives from seeds requires very cool temps and a lot of patience? It is easier (and quicker) to grow from Divisions – small bulbs separated from clumps. The good thing is that after a slow start, chives grow very quickly!

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basil leaves

Basil #4

Basil #4 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that Basil loves the sun – but can tolerate some shade? We recommend early day sun as the hot afternoon sun can make Basil difficult to keep moist!

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anise seed

Anise #4

Anise #4 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that Anise works wells as a flavoring for fish or veal stew?

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thyme herb

Thyme #3

Thyme #3 1000 750 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that Thyme prefers a mild climate? It can be grown from seed and will survive a freeze but may not survive a harsh Winter – especially if the soil is wet and poorly draining. As with many herbs, Thyme prefers soil with low fertility. Overly rich soil will provide larger plants that are much less fragrant.

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tarragon herb

Tarragon #3

Tarragon #3 1280 960 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that Tarragon can be grown anywhere in the United States? It is a hardy plant that can survive Winter if given adequate protection – it is less tolerant of cold if the soil is compacted or too wet; Tarragon prefers well drained sandy soil.

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