Herbs

A herb garden is healthy, economic and a whole lot of fun!  Here at O'Toole's, we've found that a lot of people would love to grow their own herbs but they just don't know where to begin. So we've compiled some simple tips and tricks to help you grow some of the most popular herbs. From when to plant and when to harvest to care and feeding, these simple tips will have you growing tasty herbs in no time!

 

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Basil

Plant outside when soil is warm, usually 1 – 2 weeks after last average frost date (May 15th)   Start indoors 6 – 8 weeks before transplanting outside Basil is very sensitive to cold air and soil temperatures Unless soils are very nutrient depleted, do not fertilize – fertilizing tends to deplete taste It’s recommended that you do 3 – 4 successive plantings at 3 week intervals Harvest the leaves anytime Fresh, young leaves taste the best Harvest in the morning for the best flavor