Create your World with indoor herb gardening
Herb gardens have caught the imagination of all who loves gardening, yet could not give much time to nurture their plants. Herbs are comparatively easy to maintain; be it outdoor herb gardening or indoor herb gardening.In the present times when independent houses with sprawling lawns have made way to apartments with balconies or terraces, indoor herb gardening has become the most innovative methods of growing herbs. From window sills in your kitchen to your bedroom balconies, herbs can be one of the freshest entities in your living space.
Growing herbs for indoor herb gardening is easy, requiring little care but of course good sunlight. Many of you must be worried each year before the onset of winter, about the delicate herbs in your garden. Will they be able to withstand the chill and the frost of the winter? Stop worrying and pave way for indoor herb gardening. And do not need to make drastic changes in your house to indulge in your passion for growing herbs.
So, how to grow own herb garden is the obvious question. All that you need is a south or west facing open space (maybe a window sill or balcony); which receives sunlight for at least five hours a day. If you are confused as to how to start off with your indoor herb gardening, here’s a tip: Thyme, rosemary and mint are good options as starters for your indoor herb garden. You can either buy them from a florist or grow them from cuttings.
If you intend to start your gardening with cuttings or through transplant, allow the soil to dry out slightly. You can start off initially by growing herbs in a soil-less mix of perlite, peat and vermiculite. Also, make sure that your indoor herb garden should get plenty of light, without being exposed to extreme heat.
On the other hand, if you wish to grow herbs for your indoor herb garden with seeds, you can start off with filling terracotta or a clay pot (preferably) with potting soil that is available from any florist or greenhouse. Then, all you need to do is to place the seeds in soil to a certain depth as specified on the packet and sprinkle them with water. Now, keep these pots on the window shelf facing the south or west so that they can get sufficient sunlight.
To give the extra glamour to your indoor herb gardening, pots of same material shape and size to add symmetry. Also, make sure that you buy herb seeds marked as ‘compact’ meant to be grown in pots, instead of the regular ones.