Planting Herbs in Your Spring Garden

Give your spring garden a fresh twist by planting herbs this season.

While there’s nothing more cheerful than seeing a garden filled with bright flowers, sometimes the weather in early spring is still too unpredictable for many flowering plants to prosper.  However, this doesn’t mean your garden has to sit idle.  Instead of focusing all your attention on flowers, consider plating fresh herbs in your garden this spring.  Here are some of the herbs than can stand up to a bit of fluctuating weather.

Lemon Balm

As a member of the hardy mint family, it’s no surprise that lemon balm can stand up against the rapidly changing weather conditions that characterize early spring.  When you go to plant this herb, it’s advised to keep it contained in containers that are sunk into the ground.  If given the opportunity, lemon balm will escape and grow everywhere.

Dill

This quick-growing and intensely flavorful herb thrives in cool spring soil.  Dill likes to reseed once it has been trimmed back multiple times, so planting and replanting at weekly intervals will yield plenty of dill to season your spring recipes.  In addition to adding a bright punch of flavor, dill plants also yield bright yellow flowers making them a cheerful addition to every spring garden.

Basil

While basil plants definitely love the heat, this herb actually does quite well if cultivated indoors and then transferred outside once the weather permits.  Keep your basil seeds in a sunny window and watch as they begin to sprout.  Once the weather settles a bit, transfer your basil to a section of your garden that receives plenty of sunshine.

These are some of the fresh herbs that can breathe new life into your spring garden.  Are you looking for assistance with your insurance this month?  Don’t hesitate to contact us at Duane Weber Insurance, Inc. in Kent, Washington.  Our dedicated team is ready to assist you with all your insurance needs.

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