Fresh herbs can make an entire world of difference in your meals. Instead of purchasing them at the grocery and getting too much at once or a bunch that isn’t as fresh as it might be, learn how to plant an indoor herb garden. Grow a variety or merely your favorite, in a window box or on the kitchen counter. It’s a straightforward intro on growing an indoor herb garden.
If you want to plant an indoor herb garden, you can go to your local nursery and purchase some seedlings or grow your own from seed or you may even consider getting yourself an indoor herb garden kit. Either way is fine, but if you are a beginner the seeds are the way to go.
Once you have your seeds at home, you can replant them or for the first season, you can leave them in the little plastic pot that they come in. If you do make a decision to replant them, don’t pack in the soil too tightly and place a small amount of gravel or woodchips at the bottom of the pot for good drainage.
If you want to grow your herbs from seeds, follow the directions on the package carefully and employ a container sufficiently big to accommodate future root growth. Herbs also like air movement, placing near an open window can provide both the sunlight and air movement that they need to thrive.
If you’re having issues with your indoor herb garden containers, you can separate some of them (including the roots) and transplant them outside in the spring or summer time. You’ll double the number of herbs you can grow. On the flip side, if you already have an outdoor herb garden it’s an easy matter to take a little of each plant inside to have fresh herbs all winter long too.
Read the suggestions and information that comes with your herb plants, not all of them are acceptable for indoor gardening, a valuable tip before starting an indoor herb garden.
Joseph Robertson loves to help folks learn how to grow herbal plants by offering these great indoor herb garden tips.
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