How To Grow an Indoor Herb Garden?
Growing an herb garden indoors means living in a place with a constant fresh aroma. But the best thing about growing herbs is that they are the key to aesthetic pictures so, gram it up. Also, you always have herbs in handy.
You might want to grow indoor herbs for cooking purposes or just to add a tint to your monotonous home. When I started gardening, herbs were the first type of plants that I grew, and trust me; they are super-easy to take care of.
So, if you are motivated enough to grow your own indoor herb garden, then let me share my years-old wisdom with you. Buckle up and keep reading this article because you are in for an aromatic treat.
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Growing a herb garden does require some attention and investment initially, but once you are done with potting it successfully, you will thank yourself for it as I did. So, follow the below-given steps to grow a splendid herb garden.
It is the most important step of all because, in this step, you will be deciding the right herb for you. You need to consider the habitat, temperatures, and humidity levels, and light requirements of the herb you are going for.
Get your hands on the herb that is perfect for growing in the conditions of your house, so you don’t have to invest in humidifiers, heaters, and artificial lights. Make sure to pick a herb that you really want to grow; you will take care of it in a better way.
Once you decide which herb you want to go for, all you need to do is find a perfect container. The container can be according to the theme of your house or just a good old-fashioned one but make sure that it has a drainage hole.
Also, you need to have a closer look at the size of the container you are picking. If the container is too tiny, your herbs will outgrow it soon. A mason jar works perfectly if you want to go a little rebellious with your container choice.
Your herbs love a lot of sunlight, and for that, you need to pick a spot for them where they can do some sunbathing for at least 6 hours every day. The perfect spot to place the herb containers is near windows or on the balcony of your house.
The herbs will grow more if they get proper sunlight but don’t worry if their growth is slowed down in winters as they don’t get enough sunlight in winters.
Once you get a container and a spot, it is time to pot your herbs in the containers. You can use potting soil or garden soil according to the nature of your herbs, or you can also pick a potting soil made specifically for herbs.
Fill the container with soil and press the surface a bit to get rid of any air pockets. Place the potted herb in its spot, and voila.
You can get the healthiest herbs only when you water them mindfully. Once you pot your herbs, water them for better growth. Do not go over the top with watering because then the soil of your herbs can get water clogged. You need to water your plants once a week.
To be double sure, put your finger in the soil, and if it is completely dry, that’s the right time for watering your herbs. If you let your complete soil dry for a while, your roots will grow deeper in search of water, and that is precisely what we want.
When I started growing my own herb garden, I made tens of mistakes and learned from each one of them. So, I am putting down some of those mistakes that can cost you your whole herb garden. Go through these mistakes if you want your herb garden to flourish.
I know how beautiful herbs look, growing together in one pot. But, you need to understand that different herbs have different needs of temperature, sunlight, and humidity. If one herb needs direct sunlight and you put the container in sunlight, other herbs in the container may die because of such bright light.
Each of the herbs is different, and that is why you need to do some research before grouping them together in one pot.
Initially, I was not ready to clip my herbs for use because I put all my love and care in them but eventually, I learned that by cutting the herbs, we actually are helping them grow more. So if you are not cutting your herbs, you are stopping their growth.
People often believe that herbs are hardy plants and they can grow for quite a while without water, but there is no reality in it. The biggest mistake you can make is not water your herbs properly just because you assume that they don’t need it.
If you are giving all of your herbs the same potting soil, it means you do not understand their needs. You need to see which plant needs what type of soil because giving all of them the same soil is unnecessary.
I like arugula so I raise it in my herb garden
If the herb is good enough for you is really important; keep reading to know some of the best herbs for an indoor setting.
I hope that the steps were helpful for you and that you have picked up your basket for some herb shopping. Make sure to pick the herbs you will use in your daily routine to keep clipping them for their better growth.
Also, take care of your herbs because all they need is some care and attention from you. I am off to buy some more herbs for myself as I am drooling over all of the above herbs.
Wishing you a very happy day with your herb garden!