Grow Herbs In A Terrarium
Growing herbs in a terrarium can be a good idea. If you want to create herbs in a terrarium, here are instructions for you. Choose a glass container large enough to hold the variety of herbs desired. Allow for 3 to 5 inches above and around the plant at its mature size. Wash the glass container thoroughly and dry it. Create a 1/4- to 1/2-inch layer of small pebbles or coarse sand along the bottom of the container. Adding a stratum of coarse material at the bottom of the terrarium provides adequate drainage to maintain a healthy balance of moisture in the soil. Lay a 1/4-inch layer of sphagnum moss on top of the pebbles or sand. Fill the terrarium to the halfway point with potting soil. Organic potting soil is best if the herbs are intended for human consumption, but any garden soil free from chemical fertilizer will work. Moisten the soil to settle it and prepare it for planting. Using a spray bottle is best because it maintains a level surface and prevents the soil from becoming waterlogged.
Using the tip of your finger, create a ring of small depressions around the center of the soil. Place one or two seeds into each depression, and pinch the soil closed. The depth will be determined by the type of seed used. Mist the seeds daily. Because terrarium maintain moisture more effectively than other forms of container gardens, only a small amount of water should be used. Harvest leaves once the herbs have reached 3 to 4 inches in height. Do not harvest too vigorously, or the plants will be damaged and might die.