The Skinny Gourmet: Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them!)
So you're thinking of herb gardening, or maybe you tried it last year and it was an utter disaster? Have no fear. There are a few simple mistakes that many herb newbies make (and I know, because I made most of 'em myself). Master these simple and practical tips for herb gardening and you'll be using your own fresh herbs like Mario Batali in no time. Fresh herbs are one of the greatest ways to increase the taste of your food healthfully. I often toss whatever leafy herbs are hand liberally into a salad to add unexpected variations in flavor (basil, oregano and dill are all great choices). Let it be known that I have the blackest of thumbs. It surprises me how often I bump into friends who are flummoxed about some aspect of herb gardening. Mistake 1: Growing from seed. Mistake 4: Not cutting early and often. Mistake 5: Taking the leaves from the wrong place. Mistake 6: Letting your plants get too randy.