Autumn is a great time to plant herbs in most parts of Australia and a great addition to any home garden, being not only decorative but delicious in hearty stews and sumptuous Asian dishes.
Below is our ‘Seven (7) Autumn Herb Planting Tips’ that will have your herb flourishing!
- Herbs love well drained soil:
– if planting in a garden bed with heavy clay soil, build up garden beds with plenty of compost and 5IN1 Organic Fertiliser to enrich with nutrients.
– if the soil is acidic, add dolomite or garden lime two (2) weeks before planting.
- Keep herbs well mulched, keeping the mulch clear of the plant stems.
- Apply diluted solution of SeaMax Fish & Kelp fortnightly to keep plants well nourished and to boost their natural resistance to disease.
- If growing herbs in pots use a potting mix with good drainage such as Searles Herb & Vegetable Potting Mix.
- Sage, thyme, lavender, borage, chives and rosemary all like full sun.
- Mint, basil and parsley prefer afternoon share or light, overhead shade all day.
- In the tropics, treat oregano, marjoram and rosemary as annuals. Plant them in autumn and remove them before the onslaught of summer heat and humidity.
You might also be interested in: