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Buying herb plants for your home herb garden appears to be a little more difficult than I first thought. While visiting the local nursery it came to our attention that people did not know how to pick plants. This may sound weird, but there is a skill to picking plants that will do best when you transplant them into your garden.

My sister and I made this video to help you in choosing the best plants. Although this video is general it applies to buying herb plants.

My mother always planted new plants late in the day. That way they have a chance to relax over night. Be sure to keep your new plants moist for the week or so.

Happy planting!

Sheila

P.S. Herbs are perfect for container gardening. So if you are lacking space, purchase a variety of containers and give herbs a try.

P.S.S. Remember that your terracotta pots will need extra watering, especially in the heat of the summer.

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  • 1 Kathy Griffiths // Jun 21, 2010 at 3:56 am

    I just purchased flowers a couple of days ago had to pick though a lot of plants to get the ones that were not over grown.

    Another tip is: Once you get the planted… pick off all of the blooms. This give the plant a chance to get it’s roots established before the new blooms appear. Especially good idea for Petunias.

    I always clip back my herbs after planting… for the same reason.

  • 2 Sudeep // Jun 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Hey First of all to tell you I love how you promote the private local nurseries rather than big shops. Appreciate that effort … love the video…

  • 3 Sheila // Jun 21, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    @Kathy, Thanks for the great tip.

    @Sudeep – So glad you found my new blog. I would love to have you as a guest blogger.

    We are very fortunate to have good local nurseries and local fruits and vegetables.