How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden
Whether you start your herbs from seeds or purchase a growing plant, you will find much satisfaction from having your own indoor herb garden. Most herbs are easily sowed from seed, so there is little that needs to be done to cause germination.
I started this sage and basil 8 weeks ago in peat pots with potting soil.
I misted them daily and gave them a soak every 2 weeks. Just enough to keep the soil damp, not soaked.
Step 1: Gather your equipment
a) Purchase a plastic, metal, ceramic or terracotta planter with base.
This can be any color any style that works for you.
b) Pick your herbs: i.e. sage, rosemary, thyme, basil etc.
c) Soil or potting mix
Step 2: Fill your container with potting mix or soil
Natural Tree mulch, not from pallets
I added about 2 inches of mulch at the bottom of the pot for good drainage
Add potting soil, about 4 inches
Carefully remove baby herbs from peat pot
Prepare a hole large enough for the roots. Gently press plant into the soil and add more soil.
Place plant in a south facing window. I recommend misting them instead of over watering to prevent root rot.
When your plants are grown you can combine them in a larger container.
No more than 3 plants per container. You need to keep plenty of room for root production.
Place your finished product in a garden window, above the sink or use as a centerpiece for your table. It is very important that your plants can get at least 4 hours of daylight.
Snip off herbs as needed to add to your favorite recipes!
Writer: HM Swanston
Stone House Farm LLC
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