Plants provided by Shady Lane
Greenhouses in Menomonee Falls
Arrangement created by Heidi Hornung of Shady Lane
There is nothing like stepping out your back door in the summer and
picking fresh herbs for dinner. Growing herbs is easy and certainly
has its perks of adding fragrance to your yard and taste to your food.
Heidi Hornung of Shady Lane Greenhouses says that a lot of people
start their herbs in a container and then transplant them into their
garden. But keeping them in a container works just as well.
What you need: Chives, rosemary, peppermint, scented geranium,
lemon grass, curry, chamomile, starter food, liquid plant food,
watering can, old starter pots, soilless mix, hand shovel and pocket
Make sure your container has drainage holes. Then place rocks, shards
of old clay pots, or starter pots in the bottom of the container.
Put soilless dirt (mixture made up of peat moss, perlite, bark and
trace of soil), in container and arrange plants how you want them to
look before planting.
Dig holes in dirt and place plants in holes. Do not pull plant out of
the starter pot, squeeze pot at base to loosen plant then turn over
plant and gently pull into your hand. Sweep off outside of container.
Itís important to do this before watering plant so the dirt does not
get wet prior to removing it.
Scatter plant food around plants on top of dirt and then water plant
with watering can until moist. m