Herb Gardening For Beginners – Best Herbs For An Organic Garden

Go to http://www.smilinggardener.com/organic-vegetable-gardening/herb-gardening-for-beginners to see the best 3 herb plants.

I was thinking about herb gardening for beginners, and I was trying to think of what I would recommend as the best herbs for getting started with in an organic herb garden. Let me know what you think below.

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  1. Tyler Kramer on March 9, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    for beginners you cant go wrong with oregano rosemary parsley

  2. Missy Paige Johnson on March 9, 2021 at 10:51 pm


  3. OriginalRipndip on March 9, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Should I try super oxygenated water……it’s labeled H2O2 and it’s available in health stores. It’s very dangerous UNTIL you dilute it with water. But i hear plants love it. Also tap water or filtered?

  4. Smiling Gardener on March 9, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    For some reason I can’t respond directly to the Earth Box question below, but my answer is that while I like the box itself is okay, the potting mix and fertilizers they include are junk. Better to replace it with an organic potting mix and broad-spectrum organic fertilizer.

  5. Skyler Wes on March 9, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    I really love what you’re teaching, but the quality of filming makes it unbearable to watch. Find some better techniques, a tripod, some stabilization using software, or get a photography buddy. But thanks anyways.

  6. jcfoster21 on March 9, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    phil too much talking

  7. Debra Barry on March 9, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Marigolds are a pretty good insect repellant too. I learned this in a gardening class and tried it. I surrounded my herb garden with it. We had little white flies or something hovering over the garden until I planted them and then they went away. The pests are minimal compared to last year without the Marigolds.

  8. thenorth03 on March 9, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    it is not silent.

  9. sharkeeeee on March 9, 2021 at 11:09 pm


  10. green melon on March 9, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    do you like straw mulch or wood ships best?

  11. kenny maese on March 9, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    What is your opinion on GMO seeds? Should I try and find a internet site that sells GMO free seeds?

  12. OriginalRipndip on March 9, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    I have nothing much to add, my first time gardening. So thanks and namaste

    I want to try fresh Sage, Basil, Peppermint and or Oregano plants.

  13. Emily S on March 9, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    The H is silent dear… thank you for the video also 🙂

  14. losmejia6 on March 9, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Parsley, lavender & green onion

  15. Tails on March 9, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    i say the H as well so yay finally someone that sounds normal to me 😛

  16. Val Henry on March 9, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    any thoughts  on  using  an Earth Box  for  growing herbs?

  17. Emily S on March 9, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Oh my goodness I am so unbelievably sorry, truely not bitchy or sarcasic that’s such a backhanded complement and I’m really sorry. I shoudnt judge on someones pronounciation and im sorry 🙁 I really do like your video and im sorry

  18. msslynne1 on March 9, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Most of my next upcoming garden will be herbs- in WA they say bring Rosemary in I never do and it thrives! My spearmint adores the old esp a good freeze and I am especially pleased with how fast my herbs re-grow t the first hint of Spring. Thyme in the many varieties continues to be a favorite. I love that hardiness, beauty and sometimes daintiness in certin herbs-and there are so many to choose from. My parsley does grow year round.

  19. Chikokishi on March 9, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Sure! Most herb packets suggest planting plants 4-15" apart (depending on the plant). But i always see herbs bunched together like your chives, which have a recommended spacing of 4" per plant. Are these spacing requirements ignorable?

  20. Kenneth Maese on March 9, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    You have some sexy fingertips Phil

  21. Girruuth on March 9, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    probably should have used your clippers/scissors to snip the chives into smaller bits and then blended them.  More water too, to get the blades better purchase on the chives.  My favorite herb is Tarragon and I like cutting off extra sprigs and drying them in the house.  when you walk by them the they fill the air with their scent for weeks.  I use tarragon in a creamy mushroom sauce that I put over steaks or on potatoes.

  22. alice smith on March 9, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I’m with you on this. I am going to plant things we use a lot in the kitchen. I did buy some Summer Savory, just to try it out and to see how we like it. Love your channel, very informative. TFS!

  23. Chikokishi on March 9, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    So while trying to plant herbs i have noticed that the packets always say something like 4" up to 15" spacing between plants. I have *never* seen this! Like your chives are suggested to be 4" per plant. So apparently these suggestions are pretty ignorable?

  24. donHooligan on March 9, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    mint in a pot, cilantro, and oregano or marjoram…they’re all pretty hardy.

  25. Gowdaflow on March 9, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    I live in South Fl. and there are lots og bugs and pests that attack plants.. Is there a way to protect and keep the plants away and free of these insects without using quemicals or pesticides?

  26. Mike Strahn on March 9, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    its a good video but i allready know this stuff lil to beginer for me thumbs up if u beive im 11

  27. The Strong Otaku on March 9, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    H2o2 kills microlife

  28. Scott C. Johnson. on March 9, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Nice garden..

  29. scott leeper on March 9, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    just discovered your website, great stuff!

  30. garfieldsnape on March 9, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    The first plants i have had are sage, parsley (they are both alive and well) and mint which keeps disappearing due to the rain we’ve been having in my area but the mint keeps coming back 🙂

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