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All about Indoor Herb Garden

It is impractical to expect heirloom tomatoes will blossom in your kitchen. Nevertheless, with carefully selected culinary herb seedlings, you will have something impressive to show and even brag about.

  • Easy to grow indoor herbs include; bay tree, chives, kaffir lime tree, lemongrass, mint, parsley and Vietnamese coriander.
  • Oregano, rosemary and thyme are a bit difficult to cultivate but are excellent indoor herbs nonetheless.
  • The hardest indoor herbs to grow are sage, cilantro and basil.

Choose the Perfect Spot

Where you plan to have you, indoor herb garden must be a well-lit locale. Most herbs need at least 5 hours of sunlight exposure each day for them to thrive and do well. It thus is recommended that you choose a sunny window for the herb garden. Ensure that the site is warm through the whole day.

Choose and Ideal Container

The container you will grow your herbs in should be large enough to allow sufficient root growth and development. It should also have adequate drainage holes to avert waterlogging. Get a tray to put under your planting pots and containers where excess water will collect.

Potting

  1. Get high-quality organic potting soil appropriate for growing vegetables.
  2. Fill the planting container till it’s about 75% full
  3. Moisten the soil but do not overdo it or let the ground become wet and soggy
  4. Transplant the plants into the container. Loosen the soil at their root base but be careful not to damage the roots
  5. Space the plants evenly and adequately in the planting pot or container
  6. Fill the planting pot or container with enough potting soil to cover the herbs to a level above the root ball
  7. Water well after you are done

Care and Maintenance of the Herbs

Ensure that your plants never dry out by regularly watering them