Don’t worry; spring is on its way! In fact, it is just around the corner! The anticipation and excitement for the beauty, the warmth, and the sunshine is a feeling that we never lose, from our childhood to adulthood. There is just something about this time of year that brings a brighter mood to us all and it allows us the opportunity to reconnect with our friends, family, and nature.
How-To Garden for Spring Refreshments & Fresh Herbs
Here is what you will need to get started:
- Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil or Calloway’s Organic Compost
- Fresh herbs like lavender, thyme, mint, rosemary, sage, and basil
- Calloway’s Natural Garden Food
- Watering Can
Planting your garden
First, no matter what size your space is, you can create your very own herb garden. You can start your herb garden in your flowerbeds or in a container. Make sure your container has proper draining capabilities!
Next, your herbs need sunshine to grow and develop their flavor! For herb gardens, plants should be placed in a location that receives 6-8 hours of sun and afternoon shade. Ideally, choose herbs that require the same sun requirements and water requirements.
Every month, feed your herbs with Calloway’s Natural Garden Food or choose from our selection of Jobe’s® Organic Fertilizers.
The purpose for growing herbs
Now that you know how to grow your herbs, here are some reasons why herb gardens are so great! Herbs can be used for so many reasons. Yes, we all know there are many fantastic meals and dishes that you can make with herbs fresh from your backyard. In fact, check out all of our cooking videos if you need any inspiration! Herbs can have aromatic, medicinal, and ornamental benefits.
Today, we wanted to discuss how fresh herbs can also be thirst-quenching and refreshing!
Spring refreshment ideas
Imagine sitting on your front porch with a nice, cold beverage while you soak in the warmth from the sunshine on a long spring day. Take your drink up a notch with fresh herbs!
Get the kids and make this a new tradition. Open their minds to the possibilities, and who knows, maybe this will help them finish their vegetables at dinner? Growing your own fresh edible plants is exciting, delicious, and good for you in so many ways.
You can make lemonade infused with Thyme, Raspberry Spritzer, or try these delicious beverages:
Fizzy Pineapple-Herb Limeade
Grapefruit & Sage Refresher
Put your herb garden to great use and have some fun! Take a sip and have a refreshing spring!
To learn more about growing flavorful & organic herbs, check out our garden series on March 2nd from 10:15am-11am at our store nearest you!