When Do I Start My Vegetable & Herb Garden?

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It's important to remember that plants only grow in certain parts of the year, therefore there are only certain times to start a vegetable and herb garden. Learn the optimal time for your garden from a registered herbalist in this free video.

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Hi, my name is Bob Linde. I'm an herbalist and an herb grower. So today, I'm going to talk to you about when to start your herb garden. So really, it's going to depend on what zone and what growing zone you're in and what you want to do is look for when your last possible frost date is and you can usually find this from your local county extension agricultural extension and usually you can find it online or even go down to your local garden store and ask the experts down there when's the best time to start growing in your particular area and some areas are really unique. Here in the South we can actually have two or sometimes even three growing seasons. For vegetables we can actually get two and if we rotate our crops, three different growing seasons. For herbs often times for our perennials, the ones that stay in boom all year round, here in Florida we can actually grow those throughout the year and never actually have them die off. So many of our hardier herbs like rosemary will grow for year after year after year. We can actually get some wonderfully large specimens that grow if you're able to stay in one spot long enough. So look for the last frost date and if you're really in a hurry to get your herbs going, then you can go ahead and start indoors inside of a pot and get your seedlings going for the second that last day of frost comes, you can get your brand new seedlings into the ground and be a little bit ahead of the rest of the gardeners. Make sure with your herbs you have well drained rich soil and lots of sunlight and with the vegetables, often times you need to keep them separate because they like a little bit more water. So this is Bob Linde talking to you about when to start your herb and vegetable garden.

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