If you are someone who enjoys cooking, or are looking for an easy indoor garden to care for, an indoor herb garden would be great for you. Growing herbs indoors is a bit different than outdoors, but equally as rewarding of a project to take on. Herbs, for the most part, require full sun, or a bright location. Finding that is most often the largest obstacle to growing an indoor herb garden.
A bright windowsill over a sink, or a kitchen window makes for a perfect and convenient location to watch your garden grow. Also, keeping it in the kitchen allows you to use it in your meal preparation. If you do not have the specific light needed for your herb garden, consider getting a growing lamp to supplement the natural light available.
Learn about the herbs you want to grow. If you do not have a steady light source then choose herbs with a higher tolerance for shadier environments. Herbs like chives, rosemary, basil, oregano, mint, and tarragon are easy to keep and are great additions to meals that need that fresh kick of flavor. Creating planters or gardens that are specific to your taste is easy too. If you enjoy pasta and Italian food, having a planter of oregano, basil, and thyme would be essential.
Once you have picked out the location for your herbs, and what you want to grow, you will need to consider a container and growing medium to plant in. Your container should be at least 6” deep, with enough room allowing for a minimum of 2” of space between each of the plants you choose to grow. Crowding your herb garden can lead to mold and rot, and will not allow enough space for your plants to grow.
Line the bottom of the container with loose stones, making sure not to plug any of the drainage holes. Herbs thrive in a well drained environment. A well drained medium is very important for root health because it allows the roots to be aerated. Fill your container with a light potting media of your choice that is not too heavy. Heavier soil will not drain enough and will retain too much water for herbs to flourish. If your media is too dense, mix in some universal potting soil to break it up
Once you have planted your herbs, water your container, and watch them grow! Herbs do not like to be too wet, but it is important to not allow them to dry out. Fertilize them every second watering if you want to, but it is not essential. Of course always remember to wet your plants with Green Envy Supply!