Plant an Herb Garden

Make & Take:  Plant an Herb Garden
Saturday, April 22nd...9:00-11:00 a.m.

This is a hands-on, "Make & Take Workshop" on Saturday morning, April 22nd. There is no need to pre-register. Just drop in anytime 9:00 – 11:00 am. We will have 2 different size containers potted up as examples for ideas. Each size is offered at a substantial bundled discount! Do it yourself, have fun being creative, AND save money! The bundle includes the pot, soil, and 4" herb plants of your choosing. You choose the size you want to make, and then choose your plants. We will have everything you need to create your herb container garden. We carry the biggest selection of herbs in the entire region, so you will have a lot of choices.

Our herb expert, Faith Sharp Stooksbury, , will be on hand to help and give advice. She can help you select herbs for your container that will best match your goals. Do you like Mediterranean cuisine? Do you want to repel mosquitos? Do you like to drink herbal teas? Is it hard to remember to water your plants? Do you have a cat who might like his own herb garden? These are all things to consider when selecting the right herbs for your container garden, and we are glad to help you create a theme of your own. Attendees will receive the Ooltewah Nursery booklet on growing herbs featuring a full chart of herb varieties, including the properties, water & light requirements, etc. for each. Considering the vast number of herbs available, this is a handy resource for future reference. Ooltewah Nursery has become widely known to herb connoisseurs as the destination of choice for unusual and had-to-find herb varieties. On any given day, you will find varieties you may have never seen previously, such as Apple Mint, German Thyme, English Thyme, Mojito Mint, Thai Basil, Purple Ruffle Basil, Sorrel, Rue, Greek Oregano, and many more. The stock of herb plants changes weekly in spring, so you will want to visit often. There is always a multitude of fun new things to try arriving weekly.

Herbs have many uses dating back before recorded history, and have been used for millennia for their medicinal and culinary purposes. Some herbs can even help repel mosquitos, such as Lemon Grass, Lemon Balm, Lemon Thyme, and others. Herbs, however, are most popular for the amazing flavor they can add to food. A pot of fresh herbs in the kitchen window makes it so easy to add a boost of healthy flavor to your meals without adding additional fat or salt. A pinch of fresh herbs can turn a mundane meal into something extraordinary, and it is so very simple to do!