We’re so happy that you’ve taken home a herb to nurture and enjoy!
But first, let’s look at how best to keep your herb healthy.
- Most herbs grow best in full sun. Plant your herb where it will receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight every day.
- While your herb loves water, especially in hot or dry weather, please don’t overdo it. Overwatering your herb can lead to root rot diseases.
- Your herb will thrive if you trim it often. The more you cut, the more it’ll grow! Be careful not to remove more than 1/3 of the plant each time you harvest. Also, be sure to remove any flowers as soon as they appear.
- Remember that herbs grow best in soil that drains well and is rich in nutrition.
- If you’re keeping your herb indoors, then it needs as much sun as it can get, so be sure to place it in a sunny spot. This is preferably in a south-facing window, however east or west-facing windows should also work, but north-facing windows won’t get enough light.
- Avoid over-watering your herb. Let the potting mix dry down between waterings. Apply the water to the base of the plant, and try to keep water off the leaves.
- Frequent, light pruning of your herb will help keep your plant compact and growing new leaves. Pruning will also prevent your plant from growing too tall, and help extend the growing period of your herb so you can get the most out of it
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