Herb Garden Trio Mediterranean

Herb Care

Day 1 Starting a Routine
  • Check soil every 1-2 days and water lightly if it’s dry. Remember these are ‘Mediterranean’ herbs, and they do like somewhat drier conditions than basil, for example
  • Ensure 6+ hours per day of light.
  • Keep track of this timeline to make sure your herbs grow.

Add care reminders to your calendar. Your herbs will thank you.

Day 7 - 14 Germination

Chives will typically take 1-2 weeks to germinate.

Not yet sprouted? Your seedlings may need more light if they haven’t sprouted by the end of the second week. The more light you have, the more water you’ll need and vice versa.

Month 1 - 2 Early Growth

We do not recommend thinning chives, as doing so will mean you have less to eat later on! You want to keep as many sprouts going as possible.

Month 2 - 6 Harvesting

You can probably start harvesting your chives at around the 2 month mark onwards.

How much? Cut the chives down to the base, within about 1″ of the soil, taking as much as you need for your cooking.

Long Term Care

Once your basil plant is mature, it’ll decide that it’s time to make seeds & die off. Delay this by clipping flower stalks as soon as you see them. It’s best to catch them as early as possible.

Has your basil run its natural course? You can compost the entire container.

Day 1 Starting a Routine
  • Check soil every 1-2 days and water lightly if it’s dry. Remember these are ‘Mediterranean’ herbs, and they do like somewhat drier conditions than basil, for example
  • Ensure 6+ hours per day of light.
  • Keep track with this timeline to make sure your herbs grow.

Add care reminders to your calendar. Your herbs will thank you.

Week 2 Germination

Oregano will typically take 1-2 weeks to germinate.

Not yet sprouted? Your seedlings may need more light if they haven’t sprouted by the end of the second week. The more light you have, the more water you’ll need and vice versa.

Week 4 Early Growth

We do not recommend thinning Oregano – if you have multiple sprouts let them be!

Month 2-5 Harvesting

As blooms start to appear, harvest entire stems by cutting them 2″ above the base of the plant. Oregano can be dried, and its taste is stronger dried than fresh. Once established, a plant can be harvested several times during each growing season.

Long Term Care

Oregano can live for 5-6 years, but its best to replace your plants every 4 years. For best growth remove any old wood at the end of the winter.

Day 1 Starting a Routine
  • Check soil every 1-2 days and water lightly if it’s dry. Remember these are ‘Mediterranean’ herbs, and they do like somewhat drier conditions than basil, for example
  • Ensure 6+ hours per day of light.

Add care reminders to your calendar. Your herbs will thank you.

Day 7 - 21 Germination

Rosemary is likely to be slowest of the herbs in this kit to germinate – sometimes taking as long as 3 weeks. It does need light to germinate, so placing your garden near a window (as long as its not too cold) can help.

Month 1 - 2 Early Growth

If you end up with lots of sprouts, we recommend thinning this down to less than three.

Month 3 - 6 Harvesting

After 3 months you can make small harvest of stem tips. After 6 months you should be able to harvest bunches. Let the soil dry out between watering.

Long Term Care

Rosemary can live for a very very long time if the conditions are right. If you live somewhere with colder winters, be sure to bring your rosemary in before the temperatures drop. As it gets older, the stems will get much thicker and woodier, but its really more the leaves you want to eat anyway.