Growing herbs at home can be a fun, money-saving , hobby that also happens to be good for your health. In addition to flavoring up your favorite dishes, herbs are filled with antioxidants and essential nutrients.;-) My kitchen love the convenience and fresh herbs at home, and what could be more convenient that an indoor herb garden? Even if you live in an apartment without any outdoor space, you can grow herbs indoors. The perfect setting for an indoor herb garden is the kitchen, where you can grow fresh herbs and use them in dishes . If you don’t have a spot in your kitchen, though, you can still grow herbs in any sunny room. Here’s how.
To Find the best place for an indoor herb garden.
To grow well indoors, herbs need as much natural light as possible. Place them in a sunny place near a window. If you’re not sure whether a place have enough light, try this test. On a sunny to partly sunny day;-), turn off all lights and periodically check on the natural sunlight. Culinary herbs grow best with at least five to six hours of bright light; mint, parsley and chives do fine with four to five. Keep in mind that natural light is more limited and less intense in winter. Other factors to consider when choosing your location are nearby trees that cast shade, a roof overhang or a patio roof. If plants start to look leggy you may need to move them to a location with more light or supplement with grow or fluorescent lights. Indoor herbs are happy with tipical indoor temperatures.
Give indoor herbs good drainage.
Almost any pot or container at least 6 inches or larger can be used for growing herbs as long as it has drainage holes. Choose the largest pot possible to provide more room for growing roots, which will give you a bigger plant.
Water needs will depending on the size and type of plant, the size and type of container, and the time of year. Plants are dormant or growing less actively during winter when light levels are lower and therefore require less water. Allow the soil to dry slightly for most herbs; keep the soil slightly moist for basil, chives, mint and parsley. The best way to tell when a plant needs water is to stick your finger one inch into the soil. If the soil feels dry, it’s time to water. Once herbs start actively growing in spring, you’ll need to feed them with a liquid fertilizer us recommended.
Try these culinary herbs in your indoor herb garden:
Herbs can grow from seeds .However, it requires little knowledge and patience . But also simple and effective way is just buy pots with herbs in supermarket . This is a list of the most popular herbs grown at home . Make it hapen that spring was always in you kitchen.