Growing your own aromatic plants: practical advice

By Hervé , on September 7, 2021 , updated on April 20, 2023 - 5 minutes to read
Spice to plant

How to plant aromatic plants?

To grow your herbs in good conditions, choose :

  • A sunny exposure and a well-drained sandy soil for oregano, rosemary, sage or thyme.
  • Lightly sunny exposure and rich, cool soil for dill, basil, tarragon or chives.

When to plant spice?

For a full soil, start your rhizomes in February-March, and plant them in the garden in mid-May. If the watering is regular, the plant will provide a good quantity of rhizomes in autumn. It will be enough to keep a part of it, which you will keep well with the dryness to start again the cycle the following year.

When to plant a thyme plant?

Thyme can be sown in the field, in the border or in a nursery, from April to June. Firm the soil well and barely cover the seeds with soil. Thin to 5 or 8 cm, install the young nurseries in September-October, preferably at 8 cm intervals.

Which aromatic plants should not be planted together?

Basil and parsley are not grown like thyme, bay leaves or rosemary. So don't plant all your aromatic plants in the same planter, because each of them (or almost) requires specific maintenance and soil.

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Where to plant the spices?

Summer spices Plant mint in a moist, well-ventilated area or in a pot. Mint likes sun but will quickly bloom in soil that is too dry. Lemongrass plants planted in partial shade will stay green and the leaves will be tastier.

Which spices grow in France?

Spices from France

  • Basil. 6,50 €
  • Wild calamint. 9,45
  • Estragon. € 4.60
  • Fine lavender. € 6.50
  • Peppermint. 6,50 €
  • Oregano. € 5.50
  • Smoked Béarn pepper with laurel wood F4. 11,70 €.
  • Pepper of Béarn F4. 10,50

Which spices to grow in France?

Discover with us 6 original spices to grow at home.

  • Vanilla.
  • Small peppers.
  • Cardamom.
  • The coffee tree.
  • Ginger.
  • Turmeric.

Which herbs to plant?

Which aromatic plants to plant together?

  • Verbena and basil: ...
  • Chervil, parsley and evergreen celery: ...
  • Chives, coriander and tarragon: ...
  • Thyme, rosemary, marjoram and savory: ...
  • Lavender and sage : ...
  • Tarragon, coriander, basil and parsley: ...
  • Thyme, oregano and bay leaf: ...
  • Parsley, lemon balm, tarragon and coriander:

Which plant with basil?

Basil. Basil should be placed next to cucurbits (cucumber, squash, zucchini, gherkin, melon, watermelon, pumpkin, pumpkin...). It also goes well with tomatoes, cabbage and asparagus.

When to plant herbs?

Perennials such as mint, chives, celery, lemon balm, fennel or savory can be planted from September to May (except during periods of frost* or drought), and even all year round, if you are there to water them during the summer, the first year.

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If you want to grow your own spices, it's important to understand their specific needs to ensure optimal growth. For example, some spices need nutrient-rich soil, while others prefer drier soil. Similarly, certain herbs should not be planted together, as they may compete with or prevent each other from growing properly. In this article, we'll take a look at all the mistakes you need to avoid if you want to grow herbs successfully, and give you some practical tips for a plentiful, tasty harvest.

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