Growing Herbs in the Vegetable Garden
August 11, 2010
with Maria Carlos, Certified Professional Horticulturist
Handouts: Herbs for shade; herbs for sun
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Class Outline: Growing Herbs in the Vegetable Garden
1. Introduction: What is an herb, and how do you pronounce it?
2. Getting started: Design
What herb(s) do you want to use?
Annual vs perennial
Site – sun/shade
Soil – moist/dry
Other location considerations: proximity to kitchen, ornamental landscape, theme, etc.
3. Getting started: Preparing for planting
To amend or not to amend
Special planting considerations: annuals/perennials, plants/seeds, invasives (mint, oregano)
4. Cultivation and maintenance
5. Harvest and use
6. Culinary Herbs to Grow