How to Make an Herb Garden Outdoors

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Growing your own herb garden outdoors: Learn how to make a basic herb garden in this free gardening video series, with planting techniques, tips for herb selection, soil preparation, and plant maintenance. View Video Transcript

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Jose Zuniga

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Hello, my name is Jose Zuniga. I'm representing, and I'm going to guide you how to start your own outdoor herb garden. Well of course if you are lucky and you have that spacious yard, that will be great. If you are limited because you are in an apartment, your patio will be fine because... what can we do with that? That is when pots come in real, real handy. So you can start for the patio, a big pot would be great. Get between, I would say, 4-6 herbs. Depending on the size; just spread them around and you can create your own small garden. Now if you get like a rosemary, they need to be planted individually; you know those just take off. So for rosemary this would be great, and of course smaller pots for individual planting of your herbs. Be creative, have them throughout your patio. Study the herb. How much faster does it grow? How big does it get and then that way you would be able to determine what kind of pot you are going to be able to utilize. You plant them next to your flower bed, it is going to be okay. When you step out of your house, man that fragrance is going to be out there. You are going to enjoy your herbs. Not only that, you are going to be healthier, they are going to grow faster because they get the sun throughout the day, versus being inside, you know indoor garden. So just enjoy it. And this is how we grow a outdoor herb garden.