Essential gardening tools to start an herb garden

If you love to cook, you will probably have fun growing your own herb garden. Which gardening tools…
Essential gardening tools to start an herb garden
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If you love to cook, you will probably have fun growing your own herb garden. Which gardening tools do you need to get started? Herbs like oregano, parsley, and marjoram are relatively easy to grow, and they do not require a lot of care or time. Get together a few basic tools and supplies for foolproof herb gardening and instant access to fresh culinary herbs to create amazing meals for your family and friends.

Tools for starting a herb garden indoors

You can start your herb garden indoors and then move it outside in the spring, or keep it indoors. You don’t need a lot of gardening tools for indoor plants, aside from your hands and a pair of herb scissors. Use a pair of gardening gloves to protect your hands and nails from dirt. Gloves made from natural fibers like bamboo dry quickly and are comfortable even in the hot weather. Use herb scissors to snip the fresh herbs from your garden comfortably. You can also use them to snip chives, thyme, and other herbs when cooking.

Plant your herbs in one large pot or smaller individual pots, using loose, well-drained soil. Cilantro, parsley, and chervil grow well together. They all do well with consistent watering and full sun. Thyme, oregano, and marjoram also thrive in the sunlight, but they prefer frequent watering, and the soil should be allowed to become almost dry in between watering. Find a sunny window and watch your herbs grow.

Gardening tools for outdoor planting

If you are going to move your herbs outdoors, you will need a couple more tools for easy gardening. Two essential gardening tools are the claw cultivator and the hand trowel. Planting a culinary herb garden is a relatively small project, so other tools are not really necessary. A claw cultivator is a fantastic tool for cultivating the soil before planting. It can also be used for easy weeding. You will need a trowel to gently transplant your herbs to your outdoor garden space. Stainless steel gardening tools with wooden handles are ideal. They are not the most inexpensive option, but they are fairly priced and they can last for years.

All women who love cooking should have their own herb garden. Start with a few small indoor pots so you can snip a bunch of aromatic cilantro to make fresh guacamole or fragrant epazote for stewed beans. With a couple of basic gardening tools, you can move your plants outside or use larger pots to expand your herb garden and your own personal resource for fresh culinary herbs and flavorful cooking.

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