Games & Hobbies
#336: Grow Your Best Herbs Ever in 2018 (Cindy Meredith of The Herb Cottage)
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Cindy Meredith, the owner of The Herb Cottage, a nursery in Texas that focuses in on growing and selling herbs.
A lot of times herbs are overlooked by many gardeners because they simply aren't as fun or as exciting to grow as say heirloom variety vegetables.
Cindy breaks that myth for us, and teaches us that herbs can be and are just as fun and productive as many vegetable varieties that you will grow in your garden.
She will teach us how herbs are perfect to not only grow in your garden beds but in containers and also can be growin indoors. Cindy will give us her top reasons why herbs should be a part of your gardening, the various herb varieties that you can grow, proper watering techniques and of course your soil.
This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!
◾ The top reasons to grow your own herbs
◾ Do a few herbs go a long way?
◾ Why certain herbs are better to start from an established plant
◾ How to grow herbs when you live in an area that receives scorching heat
◾ Herbs in hanging baskets? Absolutely!
◾ How much water do your potted herb plants need?
◾ Soil structure for your herbs
I live and grow in the humid south where winters are mild and summers are very hot and humid with the occasional hurricane or drenching rain. As with many parts of the country, the weather seems to have become more extreme, and as gardeners, we have to learn to do our best to cope with the weather. We sure can’t change it!!
I am located in rural Lavaca County, TX, among rolling hills of pastureland and live oaks. We’re under 2 hours from Houston, San Antonio, Austin and the central Gulf Coast.
I love to have visitors and I don’t want you to make a drive and not find me here. SO, it’s always best to call, text or email me to make sure I’ll be here when you’d like to come.
This is the country. There is very little paved area here at The Herb Cottage. I highly recommend shoes rather than sandals for your trip here. Restroom is available, and, if I know you’re coming, we can share some herb tea.
I use organic practices for growing all my healthy and nutritional plants. No chemical fertilizer, herbicides or pesticides are ever used. I use no GMO seeds and only buy seeds from reputable sources.
I love to talk herbs and gardening so stop on in, browse the plant selection and enjoy some time in the country.
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