So you really love gardening but you don’t have a space to plant or you live in a flat with just a little space for an outdoor herb garden. Then worry no more because to you an indoor herb garden is the answer you’ve been looking for.
The question most beginners ask is if the plants can thrive in an indoor herb garden. And the answer is a resounding yes. Actually, growing herbs indoors is easier that you think and what’s better is that the herbs that you grow, especially if they are culinary herbs, are just so near, right when you need them. You don’t have to go out to pick the basil you need for your pesto recipe!
Although herbs can be grown indoors, it must not be forgotten that they are still not indoor plants; that is they need air, sunshine and water during the day. Sunlight helps the herbs produce the essential oils that you will love when it comes to their flavor and fragrance.
The first step to consider is the placement of your indoor garden and it should be on the sunniest spot of the house- it could be on a windowsill, sun room, porch or balcony. However, if it’s not possible for them to get at least 5 hours of good sunshine every day, you can use fluorescent lamps to supplement their lighting needs.
What You’ll Need:
For you to start growing your indoor herb garden, you need a trough or any long narrow container, or it could be individual pots which are at least 6 inches deep that can be mounted on your windowsill. There is a prescribed depth to the containers in order to give the herbs enough room to stretch out their roots and don’t forget to fill the bottom of the containers with peat or vermiculite for good drainage.
The soil to be placed on the pots should be rich but clean and light. You should avoid letting the herbs in pots dry out as well as making them very wet. Plant pills can be placed on them occasionally.
Have you decided what herbs to plant on your indoor herb garden? There are plenty of them that can grow well even on indoors and the list includes parsley, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, sweet marjoram, chives, chervil, basil and mint will do well.
You can also buy indoor herb garden kits online to help you take the first step in growing your plants. An exciting new style of indoor herb gardening is called hydroponics – the roots are growing in aerated water, not soil. Consider joining the new hydroponics garden club now! Along with this, you should strive to learn all you can about growing herbs indoors to ensure that your garden grows healthy and productive.