"A Checklist for Starting Your Own Herb Garden"
Starting your own herb garden is a fun and rewarding activity that can provide you with fresh herbs for cooking, teas, and other uses. To get started, choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day and prepare the soil by removing any weeds, rocks, or debris and adding compost or other organic matter. Next, decide which herbs you want to grow and purchase seeds or starter plants. Plant the herbs according to their specific instructions for depth and spacing, and water them thoroughly after planting. Continue to water regularly, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged, and fertilize every 4-6 weeks with a balanced fertilizer. Monitor the herbs for pests and diseases, and take appropriate action if necessary. Harvest the herbs as needed, cutting back no more than 1/3 of the plant at a time, and prune regularly to encourage bushier growth. Enjoy your fresh herbs in cooking, teas, or other uses!