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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Chives

Plant indoors 6 weeks before the last average frost date Harvest when foliage is at least 6” long and cut back to 2” above the ground Shearing once or twice a year keeps new and tender foliage available for use Drying is not recommended because it loses too much flavor Best when used fresh You can freeze on a cookie sheet and store in a jar in the freezer Plant chives next to other plants to keep insects off Can help keep rabbits out of the garden