One of the healthy favors you could give yourself is cultivating a window sill full of nutritious and healthy herbs. All it takes is some patience, hard work and of course sunlight. Growing herbs is not always easy, but in a matter of just weeks, you could have herbs growing in your kitchen. Here’s how you do it.
Decide On Which Herbs to Grow
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.
Get high-quality organic potting soil appropriate for growing vegetables.Fill the planting container till it’s about 75% fullMoisten the soil but do not overdo it or let the ground become wet and soggyTransplant the plants into the container. Loosen the soil at their root base but be careful not to damage the rootsSpace the plants evenly and adequately in the planting pot or containerFill the planting pot or container with enough potting soil to cover the herbs to a level above the root ballWater well after you are done
Care and Maintenance of the Herbs
Ensure that your plants never dry out by regularly watering them Clip your herbs regularly to prevent overgrowth and enhance healthy growth
Do not let your herbs grow too big; if they do cut off the blooms and clip the herbs back to about a third of their size