Having a herb garden at home is a great way to ensure you have access to delicious fresh herbs whenever you cook. Unfortunately, if you’ve never grown an herb garden before, you might find it’s not as easy as you might think. Of course, that’s not to say that it’s difficult, it’s just that there are a lot of mistakes that can harm a fledgling herb garden.

If you want to ensure your efforts aren’t in vain, then be sure to check out The Skinny Gourmet’s list of ten common mistakes people make with their first herb gardens and how to fix them. A few of their best suggestions for newbie gardeners include not growing from seed, not trimming herbs often enough, picking leaves from the wrong part of the plant and using tired old soil with no nutrients.

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