Katie is sharing tips for growing herbs indoors.
Wouldn’t you love to enjoy fresh herbs all year long? Fresh herbs can be used in all sorts of soups and stews, marinades, salads, dressings, teas and more. Buying fresh herbs at your local grocer or market can be quite pricey, and you may not even get a selection that is fresh. Instead, why not grow your own indoor herb garden? By growing your own indoor herb garden, you can have fresh and inexpensive herbs at your very fingertips whenever you need them. You will save time, save money, and have the tastiest recipes around. Below, you will find some helpful tips for growing an indoor herb garden. See how easy it is to start your own and enjoy the benefits of fresh herbs whenever you wish.
Tips for Growing an Indoor Herb Garden:
1. Start from seed and save.
You can find seed packets for all of your favorite herbs at retail and garden stores as well as your local dollar store. Buy seed packets for as low as a quarter a piece and you will get oodles of herbs for less.
2. Try a variety of planters.
You can either use a variety of medium sized pots to do individual plantings or you can get a long, rectangular pot to plant all of your herbs in one place. Look at thrift stores and garage sales or even your own home for pots perfect for this job. All pots should have a drilled drainage hole so they don’t get water bogged.
3. Gather your saucers.
Placing a saucer or dish under each pot will keep your surfaces protected. Water will run through your pots and can damage anything is saturates if you aren’t careful. Gather old saucers and place them under your pots so they can catch any drip off.
4. Find a sunny window sill.
Your plants will need plenty of warmth and sunlight. Keep your pots near a sunny window sill or sliding glass door. This way, they will get all of the nutrients they need. Even though they need warmth, keep them away from heaters or vents which can harm them.
5. Harvest often.
Don’t let plants grow out of control. Pick herb leaves often so the plant is well groomed and can perform at its best. You can always dry or freeze herbs you are unable to use right away. Remove dead leaves as you see them as well as they will drain the plant of needed nutrients.
6. Mist away.
Mist your plants to keep them moist and hydrated. This is also a great method to use so you don’t drown them. Keep a simple spray bottle nearby so water is always handy. Soil should always be moist to the touch!
7. Don’t forget to fertilize.
Indoor plants can still use extra nutrients. Find an indoor plant food or fertilizer to feed your herbs so they can perform their best and look green and lush.
When you plant an indoor herb garden, you have all of the benefits of an outdoor herb garden right in your own kitchen! You will love being able to pick fresh herbs even when there is snow on the ground. They will compliment your recipes well and make a tasty addition to any dish.
Give these tips a try and get your own indoor herb garden growing. You won’t be sorry!