Do you love the taste of a refreshing cocktail? If so, then you might want to consider growing your own cocktail garden. This is an easy and fun way to enjoy fresh ingredients all year long. Plus, it can be great for entertaining!
This guide will show you how to grow a cocktail garden, from planting seeds to harvesting herbs. Get ready for your new favorite hobby!
Why grow a cocktail garden
There are many benefits to growing your own cocktail garden. Maybe you’re looking to do some green space redesign or simply want to try something new and different. Whatever the reason, this project will be a lot of fun and is a great way to help the environment.
It’s also a fun way to start gathering fresh ingredients for cocktails. Making the perfect cocktail at home can be hard work. With a cocktail garden, you won’t have to slave away at your kitchen to make a good cocktail. Instead, you can relax in your own garden with a cold glass of wine.
Plus, you will get to make your own vodka from fresh herbs that you harvested. This is definitely an idea for a family garden! When to start growing a cocktail garden For your first garden, start now.
What you need to know before starting
Are you ready to try your hand at growing cocktail herbs? When it comes to growing herbs, most people have the same questions. Is it easy? Is it time-consuming? Is it worth it? To help you get started, we have answered these questions and more.
Read on to learn what you need to know before starting. Let’s get started! What’s the right time to start a cocktail garden? When should you start a cocktail garden? The main time to start a cocktail garden is during the spring and fall months. I guess this one was pretty easy, right?
Remember that the exact same thing goes for the harvest period. If you want to harvest before the end of the growing season, you need to start in spring or fall.
Planning your cocktail garden
Buy or harvest the plants you’ll need to start your cocktail garden. You can even cutt fresh herbs to use at home or plan to buy larger pots for herbs to grow into. Gather seed supplies. While herbs can be grown from seed, some plants, such as cilantro and parsley, require a seed starting kit.
Make sure you buy a kit that includes either greenhouse or loose-leaf light soil, since plants prefer loose-leaf soil. Assemble your herbs in their initial container. Fill up the container with soil and plant your herbs in it.
Put the pot in a protected area, such as a garden shed, basement, or a cool, dark place where temperatures won’t exceed 90 degrees F. Start your soil. Make a hole in the soil. Then, put some starter soil in the hole.
Choosing your plants
There are several options for growing your cocktail garden. You can plant your own herbs directly in the garden, but if you want to grow fruit or berries, you’ll need to get some plants. You can grow fruit or berries like strawberries or raspberries in a container or a grow cage.
You can also grow flowers such as cosmos, Calla lilies, or other seasonal flowers. Some cultivars of rose require more maintenance, so if you’re thinking about growing roses, try the cultivar Calypso Dream. You can grow both English and hybrid tea roses.
Growing your herbs and vegetables. Once you’ve chosen a space, you’ll need to choose your plants. You can find most herbs and vegetables at most local farmers markets. Most herbs and vegetables have similar shapes, sizes, and growing requirements.
How to plant seeds and care for them
Don’t grow your cocktail garden in the summer! That’s a mistake that should be avoided! Ideally, you should plant your garden in the fall or winter. The growing season is short and your herbs will be in peak season by the time you finish your garden.
Get a seed tray or two. You can get any seed tray that will hold about 200 seeds or so. The larger the tray, the better the chance that you will get a good number of seeds. If you can’t find a seed tray that fits your needs, just grow your seeds in the bottom of a plastic bag or a glass vase.
It’s best to use containers that are bright and colorful. These colors will help you to make your garden a focal point in your home. Start your herb garden Pick your herbs for your garden and begin planting them indoors.
Harvesting your herbs
For your cocktail garden to be successful, you will need to harvest your herbs. The good news is that you can grow herbs without much work. When the leaves begin to grow, simply cut off the top of the stem and allow the herbs to dry. This will allow you to harvest the fresh leaves for use in your cocktails or to add to other dishes.
Mulch and herb gardens
Before you plant your garden, you will want to make a mulch to help protect the soil from getting too dry. As for the herb garden, don’t worry about keeping it well-manicured because you’ll be using it for cooking or enjoying the fresh herbs yourself. This is an area you can help with, but it shouldn’t be an area that you spend a lot of time working on.
Now that you’re done reading about the history of the cocktail, herbs, and the myths that surround them, it’s time to take the plunge and grow your own cocktail garden. It’s a perfect addition to your backyard. You can even try growing a simple cosmos cosmos garden, to create a colorful and fun seating area. And, if you have the space, consider growing herbs in a container. This will save you space, while also providing a nice display.