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Your Indoor Herb Garden

Herb Garden on a WindowsillIndoor herb gardens hold several advantages for Evans renters who not only cook but may just want to beautify their homes with greenery and fragrance. Growing herbs indoors is neither costly nor troublesome, but it does require some preparation and the correct information. This can likewise be an extraordinary method to begin if you haven’t gardened much previously. If you’ve ever considered starting an indoor herb garden, keep reading to find out more around which herbs work best indoors and how to properly care for your herbs as they grow.

An herb garden is a great way to enjoy fresh produce while adding natural beauty to the interior of your home. Before you do that, you just need to know which herbs grow best indoors. Different herb plants have different light and soil needs, so it is important to choose the right herbs at the beginning. Those that do best inside include options like rosemary, thyme, basil, chives, mint, and parsley. Most garden centers carry seedlings of these plants in the spring, making it easy to get your new garden built up.

If you know what kind or type of herbs you need to produce, the next step is to prepare your growing containers. Practically any type of container will surely work as long as it has good drainage and a way to protect the surface underneath. It is alright to start small, but remember that if your plants thrive, you may end up needing to repot your herb plants right away. Fill every single container with a potting mix, not potting soil; potting mix has more organic matter that will help encourage strong growth. A few gardeners prefer to keep different herb plants separate in their own specific pots or containers, yet it isn’t important to do as such. As long as each plant has enough room to grow and send down roots, they should be done well.

After making your containers prepared and your plants chosen, the next move is to choose where to place your herb garden. Your plants will need between 6 and 8 hours of sunlight every day, so a sunny windowsill or any comparable area often works great. If you don’t have a windowsill, there are many innovative preferences available, from wall planters to containers that stick directly to the glass. Herbs do not grow well without plenty of direct sunlight, but they also can’t stand too much. Finding the perfect “goldilocks” spot that feels JUST RIGHT is the key to healthy plants.

Your herb garden needs the right amounts of water. With regards to herbs, the best way is to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Add water in small amounts, and take care not to let the soil dry out completely between watering. Both too little water and too much water is bad for herb plants, so it is best to save the little tags that come with seedlings and follow the suggested amounts. It may also help to keep track of when and how much you are watering your plants.

Once your herbs are established, you can start harvesting leaves to season your food. Fresh herbs stay delicious and healthy, not to mention convenient. But remember not to cut too much of one plant at a time. Although regular trims encourage new growth, cutting too much could cause the plant to fail completely. So you have to be careful not to remove more than a quarter of the plant at one time so that you can continue to enjoy your fresh herbs throughout the seasons.

We believe that choosing the perfect garden needs the right home to live in. At Real Property Management Fort Collins Loveland, our Evans property managers are also experts at helping our tenants find the home that is just right for them. Contact us online or call 970-658-0410 and feel free to ask us about our available rentals today.

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