Planting & Growing: Plant thyme after soil has warmed up in spring in a pot or garden bed with good drainage in full sun. Cover seed ball lightly and keep evenly moist but not soggy until seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.
Soil & Water: Oregano prefers light, well-drained, moderately fertile soil with a neutral pH. Water regularly, but moderately.
Planting & Growing: Start seed ball indoors 6-8 weeks before frost or sow seed directly after last frost, when soils have reached at least 60F. Pinch during early growth to establish a bushier habit.
Soil & Water: Dill grows well in rich, well-drained soils, but can grow in very marginal soils. It prefers full sun and heavy water. If it likes where it is, it can reseed prolifically.
Planting & Growing: Sow seed ball directly after the last frost. Seed balls can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost, but dill does not like to be transplanted. It's best left alone once established.
Soil & Water: Prefers loose, moderately fertile soil with plenty of added organic matter. Water lightly.
Planting & Growing: Sow seed ball directly just before the last frost. Germination can be slow. Moderate sun
Planting & Growing: Place seed ball on surface and keep evenly moist until germination.
Soil & Water: Plant in full sun in well-draining soil. Basil does not require fertile soil, however it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development.
Planting & Growing: Start seed ball indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or place on soil directly once soil temperatures have reached at least 70F. Pinch ends during development for a bushy plant. If multiple seeds sprout, be sure to thin to the most vigorous seedlings after 3-4 weeks.
Soil & Water: Chives like loose, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Water evenly and moderately while establishing.Planting & Growing: Start 4-6 weeks before the last frost or place on soil directly once soils have reached 55F. Chives grow slowly and usually need about a year of growth before they can be routinely harvested. They can be potted and moved indoors to provide a fresh supply for cooking all year.