Spring into Your Herb Garden!

The Herb Lover's Garden

Herb Garden Care
• Spring is the time to give herbs gardens a good cleanup. Prune broken branches, clip off old seed heads, and stem remnants from perennials.
• Keep an eye out for pests and diseases. The best plan is to notice problems before they cause significant damage (of course!). Ongoing observation is a good tool as the weather warms, aphids, scale, and spider mites get active—control slugs and snails early for best population control.
• Amend soil. Loosen the soil around perennials and planting areas where new herbs will be grown. Add organic compost and mix in for nice fluffy, nourished soil.
• Plant hardy perennial herbs like sage, oregano, and thyme when the ground is not frozen or too muddy.
• Shear lavender and other woody herbs when tiny leaf buds appear in the lower woody part of the plants. Based on the size and shape, they…

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