Creating an Indoor Herb Garden
Fresh herbs – what can I say, it can make a world of difference in your meals. Why do you need to buy them from the grocery store when you can plant in your own kitchen? And while you buy, you may need to buy them in bunch and you may not use them at once and the remaining will not be fresh at all. You can either grow a variety of them or just your favorite, in a window box or on the kitchen counter. It is indeed an easy introduction to indoor gardening.
To start with your own herb garden you have two options. You can either purchase some seedlings from a local nursery or grow your own from seed. Either way is acceptable, but if you are a beginner the seedlings are the way to go.
Start with the Seedlings
Once you have your seedlings at home, you can either replant them in a pot or leave them in the small plastic pot for the first season and let the sprout come out. Say for instance, if it needs to be replanted, do not pack in the soil too tightly, place a small amount of pebbles or woodchips for a good drainage at the bottom of the pot. On the other hand, if you want to grow your herbs from seeds, follow the instructions on the package carefully and use a large container for future root growth. Placing the container near an open window and provide both sunshine and air. In fact, herb like more circulation and they require sunshine and air movement where they need to thrive in.
Transplant as required
When the herbs are grown too large in their pots, just separate a portion of them, of course roots as well and transplant them outside favorably during spring or summer. You can even double the growth of herbs. On the other side, if you already have an outdoor herb garden, it is very simple matter to take a portion of each plant indoors to have fresh herbs all winter long too. You may need to read the recommendations and information that comes with your herb plants package because not all are suitable for indoor gardening.
Now you have your indoor herb garden. What are you waiting for? Maintain it properly so it works good for you and your family.