While we wait for the gardening season to begin, you can get a head start by growing some delicious herbs and spices inside! It may sound complicated but really with a few simple steps, you can have an indoor herb garden that will supply you with new and exciting flavor for all of your upcoming meals. All you need is a sunny space in your home such as a window or a bright room, some small planters and the herbs of your choice. Once you have gathered everything, simply follow a few directions and you have an in home garden in no time. Keep reading to find out how to grow fresh herbs indoors:
- Find A Sunny Spot: The most important step when it comes to growing fresh herbs inside is finding a sunny spot for them to thrive in. The best place will be on a windowsill maybe in your kitchen or living space. Otherwise, if you have a room that usually has a lot of sunshine, this is also a great place for the herbs to grow. Keep an eye on temperatures for your herbs as cold can droop them and too much heat can dry them out.
- Choose A Home For Your Plants: Picking a pot or container for your herbs is also important as it will be the base of the whole process. A simple plastic container with good drainage is an easy and affordable way to go! You can also consider using a clay pot or glazed container if you prefer the look over plastic. Make sure whatever you choose has great drainage so water will not collect in the bottom of your plants.
- Pick Your Plants: Now begins the fun part, picking and choosing your plants! You can grow anything such as chives, oregano, mint, rosemary, sage or even thyme. Make sure to choose a mixture of plants that you’ll use regularly and that will enhance your cooking. You can mix up the variations that you grow within each pot and create a variety garden that will always give you great options as the months go by.
- Care & Grow: Most importantly, you need to pay special attention to these plants by giving them care and love. The best way to do this is to ensure the plants don’t dry out by watering them as needed. Also, as the herbs start to expand make sure to clip them back to encourage growth of new, fresh leaves! If you find yourself with leftover herbs, they freeze well in an air-tight Ziploc bag or container.