How to Start a Medicinal Herb Garden


Herbs have been used for healing for thousands of years.  There’s been a resurgence of interest in herbs because they are natural, easy to use and affordable.  By starting your own medicinal herb garden you can make teas, tinctures, infusions, balms, lotions and more to treat the  symptoms of the common cold, flu, skin irritations, some chronic conditions, and minor bumps and bruises.

In this post Andrea of Frugally Sustainable discusses the basics of setting up a medicinal herb garden.  She covers:

  • Design of the garden
  • Soil
  • Plants
    • start from seed or seedlings
    • pros and cons of each
  • 12 healing herbs that grow well in containers
  • 19 healing herbs that are great in raised beds (these include the 12 in the first group)
  • 5 healing herbs that need more space for growth

If you decide to grow from seed which is the cheapest way to get started with herbs, Mountain Rose Herbs has quality organic herbs.  CLICK HERE to see their selection of herb seeds.

How to Start a Medicinal Herb Garden

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