Bees love Thyme & Oregano.
Typically, when you grow an “Herb Garden” for culinary use … you want to keep the plant trimmed down and not let it bloom or flower so the flavors will concentrate in the leaves for a more intense flavor.
However, when the garden is for Bees … you don’t trim the Herbs back, but let them bloom. That way the bees will get the tasty nectar from the flowers.
Instead of paying $3 – $4 for individual plants … I’m growing them myself using the over seeding method.
You put 20 – 30 seeds in each cell.
I ended up with 9 plants each of Thyme & Oregano … 18 plants for a total of $2.68!
I also decided to try Cilantro at the same time … so I can freeze it for winter! (can we say Pico de Gallo)
I ended up with 15 Cilantro plants for $1.34.
So … that is a Grand Total of 33 plants for $4.02 (plus the start off cost of the reusable seed tray for $5 at Walmart and potting soil that I already had)!
Wow! Can’t wait to see how things turn out!
I followed the tips from “Three Minute Garden Tips: Growing Thyme & Oregano Indoors” ~ Gary Pilarchik on YouTube.