Indoor Herb Garden
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Herbs grow very well indoors and require no more time or effort than a regular houseplant once you decide the best location for them. In fact, growing a few herbs right on your windowsill will help you micro-manage them well. Therefore, planting an indoor herb garden is an excellent way to grow herbs. Just be sure that the place faces southwards or westwards so the plants get adequate sunlight.

Tips For Indoor HerbGarden

You can start herbs like mint, rosemary and thyme either from cuttings or from young plants. Compact dill, basil and Greek oregano can be started from direct seeding.

Soil Preparation:

Take heavy clay, terra cotta or any other pots that provide good air and water circulation. Smaller pots with 6” diameter at the top are best for growing compact plants. Prepare a mixture of sterilized potting soil and coarse sand or perlite and add 1 teaspoon of lime per 5-inch of pot. Tuck the seeds at a specified depth into the soil and mist with water.

Watering:

If you’ve started your herbs from direct-seeding then keep the soil damp, especially if you live in an overheated, dry apartment. Be careful not to overwater once the seeds sprouts, as it can cause root rot.

If you choose to start with transplants or cuttings, allow the soil to dry out a little bit between each watering.

Light, Temperature And Moisture:

Indoor herb garden requires at least 5 hours of sun exposure a day. If it is not receiving sufficient light, you can supplement it with growlights. These are special lights that shine with full spectrum light that herb plants require.

If the air inside is too moist then keep misting the plants or place the pot over a tray full of pebbles and water.

Keep your plants away from spots where they will experience extremes of temperature.

Pests:

Herbs are susceptible to pests even in winters. To get rid off them prepare a solution of soapy water and spray it over the leaves, until the soapy water starts dripping. Be sure to spray the undersides of the leaves as this is where the eggs and hatchlings usually hide.