Herb Container Gardening

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Herb Container Gardening

I love fresh herbs!  My favorites are, basil, mint and dill.  I enjoy these fresh flavors in my salads, Italian pasta dishes, and on fish.  An herb container garden is so easy and fun and can be accomplish even it you have limited space and not a lot of time to devote to gardening.   Herbs make excellent container gardens which require less physical stress since container gardens don't require time on your hands and knees.  Also, Austin area soil conditions can be less than ideal so, if you have poor soil, bad drainage, too much shade or too much sun, a container garden is a must.  

Some popular herbs:  Basil: these annuals will need to be replanted each year.  Chives: Established clumps can be divided and transplanted.  Dill: Another annual, dill has feathery pale green leaves and pale yellow flowers.  Lavender: Has grayish foliage and fragrant lavender flowers.  Mint: Is probably the easiest herb to grow in almost any climate.  Sage: Another hardy perennial with beautiful foliage and blue flowers.  Thyme: Cut for drying before blossoms open (otherwise the flavor is changed).

HAPPY GARDENING AND BON APPE´TIT!