Welcome to Herbs Herbals!

My name is Herb and I'm here to teach you a little bit about herbs. On my site you'll find some herbals tips, book tips and information about herbal safety. If you are looking for information about various herbs click here for a list of over 120 different herbs.


Herb's tips and more

What is an herb?

An herb is a plant, or a plant part that is used for making medicine. It can also be used in food for flavoring. There are two kinds of herbs; annuals and perennials. Perennial herbs comes back year after year while annual herbs last only for the year that you plant it. Don't forget to take your perennial plants indoors when cold weather arrives!

It is very easy to grow herbs. Just because you live in an apartment and you don't have a garden it doesn't mean that you can't grow herbs. If you don't have a garden you can always grow it on your terrace, balcony or even inside in you window. Most herbs like to be in the sun. You should make sure that your herbs get at least 6 hours of sun a day.

Growing your own herbs can save you a lot of money. The best time to plant your herbs is spring. If you decide to buy a plant it's important to pick healthy, viable specimens. Look for smaller plants that have promising features like thick stems and dark green leaves. Make sure that there are no yellowed or shriveled growth, and no egg clusters on the undersides of the leaves. When it's time for harvesting make sure that you choose the healthiest plants. Most herbs taste best if you harvest them before the plant flowers.