Indoor Herb Gardens
If you miss tending to the plants in your herb garden during the winter months then why not start an indoor herb garden? We all know how rewarding gardening can be and doing without it for a good 4 months is really unfair. So an indoor herb garden is a really great option for someone who loves gardening! You can even have a little herb garden in every windowsill.
The basic requirement for a plant to survive is sunlight, so while planning the layout of your new indoor herb garden; you need to ensure that the place where you are planning to keep your plants gets enough sunlight a day. But if this is not possible, you can attach grow lights near your plants and this will do just as well for their needs as sunlight.
Another essential requirement for plants is soil which is a great medium of nourishment for plants. In order to make sure your plants are getting enough soil and nourishment, you need to put them in little terracotta or clay pots. These are the chosen materials for pots since they allow air circulation. These containers should be anything between 10 to 12 inches in depth.
What Kind of Herbs to Choose
All you need to do after this is go and purchase the seeds of your favorite herbs from a nearby nursery or florist. Then, plant them and watch them grow. For your indoor herb garden, you would obviously want plants which don’t grow too wide or tall so a good assortment of plants would include Oregano, Basil and even Compact Dill. Try going in for the compact varieties of all these plants for a hassle free experience.
A question which many amateur gardeners are faced with is how often are the plants to be watered? Or more appropriately, how much is too much? Water is essential for the survival of plants, just as it is for human beings, but too much water could damage your plants because the soil is unable to absorb all the water and this could lead to choking of your plants.
So limit yourself to watering just once or twice a day. Indoor herb gardening can be just as rewarding and satisfying as tending to plants in an actual garden, give it a try and be surprised!