Easy Start To Grow Indoor Herb Garden
Even if you don’t have a big backyard garden will not stop you from planting an indoor herb garden. There are some advantages to indoor gardening, for instance not having to worry about the weather, and several of the pests which attack plants when they develop outside. Starting an indoor herb garden is a great introduction to growing your own edibles. It may take some light research, a little elbow grease and some patience, but you’ll be rewarded with tasty herbs, plants that add ambiance and style, and a hobby that will last a lifetime. Here are some ways to start an indoor herb garden. Choose a spot that gets at least 4 hours of direct sunlight a day. Decide what herbs you want to grow. Study books about herbs and peruse catalogs, and think about what you want to do with your herbs: cook with them, make potpourri or simply enjoy their foliage and fragrance. Use containers that are at least 8 inches deep and 6 to 8 inches across for each plant. To group multiple plants in a larger container, simply allow 6 to 8 inches between plants.
Lay pieces of screen mesh over the containers’ drainage holes and add a premium-quality, well-draining potting soil mixed with coarse sand and mushroom compost. (Nurseries sell it in small bags.) Further ensure good drainage by setting the pots on a tray filled with gravel. Set the plants into their new quarters at the same depth they were growing in their nursery pots and water them well. Be careful not to over water. Feed the plants once a week when they’re actively growing, using seaweed extract or fish emulsion.
Harvest indoor herb garden plants with care. Clip outer leaves or sprigs as you need them, but always leave plenty of vigorous growth on the plant.