Welcome to the complete guide to growing Herb Robert in Perth. In this guide, I will explain each step that you need to take to successfully grow Herb Robert in your garden or verandah.
Herbs smell great and create wonderful happy sensations when we garden with them. Not only is growing herbs easy, there are many health benefits of herbs, such as preventing illnesses, easing pain and just their amazing tastes!
Best time to grow Herb Robert in Perth
The best time to grow this delicious herb in Perth, is between Mar-May, Aug-Nov.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Herb Robert grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow perfectly in a pot in the right position. You can try using one pot per plant, or even get yourself a large pot and plant a few varieties of herbs.
How much sun is best?
Herb Robert thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Shade or part sun.
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 Herb Robert
If you are growing Herb Robert 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?
Herb Robert 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 Herb Robert?
You can harvest Herb Robert at its prime, which is around at maturity.
What to propagate
You can plant Herb Robert from Seeds, and place each plant around 10-20 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Herb Robert
Herb Robert is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: Oils from herbs are used to produce soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, toiletries and lotions.
Fact 2: The actual word “herb” is derived from “Herbs”, a Latin word which means blades, grass or green stalks.
These make growing Herb Robert in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Herb Robert in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Herb Robert in your garden or verandah.
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 hope you found this guide useful, happy growing!