Grow Your Own Herbs: Getting Started with Seed Germination and Herb Starters

Are you looking to grow your own herb garden? There are three ways you can do this – from seed, planting a cutting or replanting a potted herb plant.

Planting from seeds can be a long process as most herbs take some time to mature from seeds. That said it also rewarding watching the seeds grow into a seedling, as you nurture it. Growing from seed requires a propogator, but you can also use an egg carton to do this and a seed starting potting mix. Once you have a seedling, you are then able to transfer it to a pot and plant with potting soil. The below video shows you how to get started with your own mini greenhouse made from an egg carton and lid.

If you’re wanting to create your own herb garden that can be planted in an old wooden drawer or planter of your choice, check out Ron Finley’s guide to planting herb starters below. He also gives some top tips about growing different herbs together in a planter since herbs such as basil and mint also act as pest control keeping critters at bay.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at

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