New to growing herbs
I have always wanted to grow my own herbs. So I now have basil, parsley, thyme, oregano and mint. I now realize they need anywhere from 4-6 hrs of sun but what do I do if I don't get that much direct sun in my yard. I mean I may get about 2-3 'direct' sun on my patio. I have alot of trees that hover over my yard so alot of my yard is shade and I'm now concerned that my herbs may die. I purchased these really great windows a couple years ago to help save us money on energy by blocking the strong UV rays so that's why I have to put my herbs outside every day, but will they end up dying anyway if I'm not getting enough direct sun? I'm thinking of planting them in the yard, but I wonder again if that be wise given the amount of sun required to keep them healthy. I would prefer to keep them in pots but again it can be kind of tedious once I transfer them to larger pots,taking 5 large pots out to the patio every day and then remembering to bring them in at night. Or would it be ok to leave them outside all the time? We have been getting alot of rain here in GA so I'm a bit reluctant to leave them outside for fear they will be washed out of their pots. Geeez you know my friends all said it was so easy to grow your own herbs cuz they basically take care of themselves, but I'm finding the more I research how to care for them the less I understand and the less I feel I made the right choice getting them...now what? Any tips would be great. I was hoping this would be an enjoyable experience but it seems to a bit overwhelming. I'm concerned I may have bit off more than I can chew.