How to Buy Herb Seeds

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When buying herb seeds, play close attention to the information on the back of the package, which explains when and where the seeds should be planted. Start an herb garden for the kitchen with gardening help from an urban horticulturist in this free video on plant seeds.

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Hi, I'm Stan Defreitas Mr. Green Thumb from If you're interested in herbs, man who isn't, you ought to be thinking about how to grow some from seed. Now, when you go to your local nursery, you normally want to get packages of seeds. Now, first off decide what you like. You know is it going to be Catnip for the cat or you're going to be growing Chia Pet or you're going to be growing something in your earth box. A lot of folks have different ideas. Maybe you just want to show children how to grow something. If you're going to grow herbs, there's many different kind of herbs you can have you know from catnip to different mints chocolate mints. There's all kinds and once you start going mints and different types of herbs, you made a side oh I really like the mints or I really like growing parsley for potatoes. Many of them are very nutritious. They high in vitamins and antioxidants and they just going to add more favor to your life. First off of course, find out where it's typically grown and there's information on the back of the seed package. Tell you exactly what part of the country. What time of year to start your seed. It also gives you important information on how deep to plant the seed. Some will be a quarter inch, some maybe a half inch might, some might be an inch. So, pay attention to the package as far as timing and also how deep to plant the seed. Remember with seeds, if they dry they die. So, you got to keep them moist. Now, that doesn't mean soapy too wet and they die as well. When you deal with something that lives and dies, you really have to pay attention to that. Also, light you got to make sure you get a good amount of light because almost all of them have to start producing energy right from the beginning. If you start to grow herbs, you're going to find that it's a fun hobby and one that you're really going to enjoy. For on gardening I'm Stan Defreitas.


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