Start seeds early for a headstart next spring.
- About six weeks before the last frost in your area, start herb seeds indoors to get a head start on the outdoor growing season.
- Prepare the garden beds for planting. Although herbs can survive in poor soil, they do better in good-quality soil that drains well. If you have heavy clay soil, amend it with sand, vermiculite, perlite, and lots of organic matter to make it lighter and improve drainage.
- Begin weeding early in the season, before the weeds' roots get too developed and before they set seed.
- Once the weather has warmed, set out new plants you have purchased this year. This is also the time to divide large plants and take cuttings to increase your supply of a favorite herb.
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