Herb gardens are a wonderful addition to the edible landscape. Herb gardening in Sacramento County can be a rewarding experience when you consider a few basics.
- Herbs need at least 5 to 6 hours of sunlight per day.
- Fertilizing herbs should be done once or twice per season with a low nitrogen, organic fertilizer.
- Prune herbs to create an abundance of harvests throughout the growing season and to maintain their shape.
Below is a collection of resources just for the home gardener. For details on the herbs at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, visit the link in the gold bar above.
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- For details about growing various herbs in your garden, visit our Grow Herbs! page.
- Landscaping with Herbs (PDF 77KB) covers planning and planting an herb garden. (EHN 15)
- Culinary Herb Profiles (PDF 82KB) shows a plant by plant profile of commonly used culinary herbs. (EHN 70)
- Information from UC Integrated Pest Management online about herb pests and diseases including
- Lavenders for California Gardens (PDF 166KB) is an informative ANR publication directed to all those who wish to increase their knowledge of this wonderful plant. (ANR 8135)
- Sage growing is explained on this UC Integrated Pest Management online page.
- UC Davis Good Life Garden blog has an informative entry with basic information on growing herbs.
- UC Arboretum All Stars has a few wonderful herb choices such as Lavandula x ginginsii ‘Goodwin Creek Grey’, and Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Mozart’.
ANR = free publication from the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Catalog
PN = free publication from UC Integrated Pest Management
EHN = Environmental Horticulture Notes from the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
GN = Garden Notes from the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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