Welcome to the complete guide to growing Bergamot in Perth. In this detailed article, we will go step by step through everything you need to do to grow Bergamot in your own property for the family to enjoy.
Herbs are such a delight to grow, and it is actually very easy to do. They smell great in your backyard or balcony, and they can help ease pain, prevent illnesses and more. Amazing!
Best time to grow Bergamot in Perth
The best time to grow this fantastic herb in Perth, is between Sep-Apr.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Bergamot grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow well in a pot. You can use one pot for a plant, or get a large pot and plant a few varieties if there’s room.
How much sun is best?
Bergamot thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full sun, Part shade.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Bergamot
If you are growing Bergamot in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a moist well drained soil and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Bergamot needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Bergamot?
You can harvest Bergamot at its prime, which is around early summer, before the plants bloom.
What to propagate
You can plant Bergamot from Seeds, and place each plant around 10-20 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Bergamot
Bergamot is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: Many gardeners use herbs for natural pest control.
Fact 2: Many herbs contain essential oils, which are the flavouring components of extracts.
These make growing Bergamot in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Bergamot in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Bergamot in your own property for the family to enjoy.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I trust you enjoyed this guide, and are now motivated to grow your own.