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 flavours for all of your upcoming meals.
All you need is a sunny space in your homes 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.
Find A Sunny Spot
The most important step in growing fresh herbs inside is finding a sunny spot for them to thrive in. The best place will be on a windowsill in your kitchen or living space that gets regular sunlight. Otherwise, if you have a room that usually has a lot of sunshine, this is also a great place for the herbs to grow, just make sure to keep an eye on outside 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 will work perfectly, or you can consider using a clay pot or glazed container if you prefer the look over plastic. Ensure 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 that you will want to grow in your indoor garden! You can grow anything such as chives, oregano, mint, rosemary, sage or even thyme indoors. Make sure to choose a mixture of plants that you’ll regularly use to enhance your cooking and spice up your meals.
Care & Growth
Most importantly, you need to pay special attention to these plants by giving them care and love as they start to grow. 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 the growth of new, fresh leaves! If you find yourself with leftover harvested herbs, they freeze well in an air-tight Ziploc bag or container.