A lemon tree, such as the Cape Rough Skin, will make a great addition to your herb garden. It will add height and interest, plus it will bear plenty of fruit, which you can use when cooking and baking.
A bay tree is another lovely addition to a herb garden. Although the leaves are harvested early on in the tree’s life span, the tree will continue to look attractive for years to come.
Tending Your Herb Garden
You Will Need
1 Place a little gravel or a few stones in the bottom of every pot or container you will be using, to ensure proper drainage.
2 Mix the potting soil and the compost, and half-fill each pot.
3 Add a handful of bone meal to encourage root growth.
4 Gently remove the herbs from their packaging and carefully loosen the roots. Place in the pots, and then top up with the potting soil and compost mixture. Gently press the soil down.
5 Cover the soil around each plant with bark chips and water well.
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