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Planting Herbs For A Basic Herb Garden

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You can have a Basic Herb Garden nearly anywhere! There is room for a container herb garden on patios, balconies or inside on a window sill. Learn how to grow different herbs in containers or in the ground with organic methods.

Basic Herb Garden Plants

Do you need help choosing some herbs for a herb garden in containers? This page will help you selecting the right ones.

Click on the images to learn about growing and cooking with these herbs.

Learn How To Grow Herbs

A herb garden can and should be included in any garden! There is always room for a mini herb garden on a kitchen window sill or for a container herb garden on a sunny patio. Many different types of herbs can be grown in gardening pots and window boxes. The advantage of this is that you always have them at hand and they are fresh and full of flavour!

Here are some pages with tips and techniques:

Check out my answer to a question from one of our readers on overwintering herbs in cold climates.

Herbs In History

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Herbs have been used by humans since pre-historic times when it was noticed how animals changed their eating habits when something went wrong.

Herb Plants have been used for culinary purposes, as healing agents and also as spiritual support.

The Sumarians show records of having used medicinal plants over 5000 years ago and the Egyptians (1000 years ago!)certainly used garlic, opium, mint, indigo and others.

Chinese medicinal books were made as early as 2700 BC during the Han dynasty, and the Greeks and Romans certainly made extensive use of plants for medicinal purposes.

Today, we see many examples of modern medicines that have a base in a lot of remedies: quinine, opium and aspirin for example...actually it's estimated that around 7000 compounds used in modern medicine come from plants!

Find lots more great info here on herbs gardening and healthy green living!

Gardening With Little Miss Greenfingers
Growing Culinary Herbs - Healthy & Delicious

growing culinary herbs ebook

Are you interested in growing culinary herbs? Check out our Little Miss Greenfingers Book on Growing Culinary Herbs In Containers! You will find loads of useful and easy to follow information that will make growing herbs a success for you. This book is available in the Amazon Kindle Store and on Smashwords. Download now and start growing herbs like a pro!

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