Growing an herb garden inside will allow you to have fresh herbs all year long, not just in the summertime! Here are some tips on growing herbs indoors.
One important thing to remember is: do not overwhelm yourself! If you have little experience growing plants, pick your favorite 2 or 3 herbs to grow.
You will also need to choose a container for your indoor herb garden. The container should either have drainage holes or be deep enough to add rocks at the bottom to create a drainage reservoir for excess water. Herbs grown indoors cannot sit in waterlogged soil, or they will die. The soil you use in your herb garden should be rich in organic material. A good quality potting soil will work fine. Do not use dirt from the garden, as this can get compacted easily and will strangle the herb plants.
Indoor herb gardens need to be watered regularly. They should never be allowed to dry out, but you should also not overwater them. Check your indoor herb garden daily and water it when the top of the soil starts to feel dry — though if you stick your finger into the soil, the lower layer will still be damp.
Indoor herbs also need both high humidity and excellent air circulation. If your herbs are affected by mildew, consider adding a fan to keep the air circulation consistent. Mist your herbs once a week or set them on a tray of pebbles filled with water to keep the humidity up.
It will not be long until you enjoy the fresh flavors you have grown yourself!
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