add flavor to any dish whether it is cooked or a salad and when the herbs are
used fresh from your indoor garden it is all the more tasty. Placing your
indoor herb garden in your kitchen will provide such a wonderful aroma and
will turn your cooking into dishes like the gourmet chefs serve.
Watching where you place your herb garden, getting the correct temperature,
light and water, will allow you to have your herbs indoors, ready to use, even
if you cook a midnight snack, no going out into the garden after dark to find
your herbs. Here are a few tips to help you get your indoor herb garden going
Start Off The Right Way
It is important to take into consideration the size of the pots you wish to
grow the herbs in. If you want larger pots, then your best choice would be to
grow several plants in the one pot. This is ideal if you want to group your
herbs, like the ones that are best with Italian cooking or Thai or French
cuisine. Single variety herbs can be grown in pots that are approximately six
to twelve inches deep.
The pots you choose will determine how you water your indoor herb garden.
You choose what will work for you in your home. You can get self watering
pots, with these, you fill a reservoir with water and it is released slowly to
the plant week, you can also add the liquid fertilizer this way too. Self
watering pots come with all the instructions for their use.
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One of the biggest causes of plant loss with potted plants is,
over-watering. I think most people have been guilty of this at some stage.
Always do the finger test. Before giving your herb garden some water, test
with your finger by poking your finger into the potting mix, you need to go
down a little way. Depending on how damp the soil is, will be how much water
you add to the pot.
Finding The Right Spot For Your Indoor Herb Garden
The ideal place for your indoor herb garden is in the kitchen. What an
indoor herb garden needs is, mostly the temperature in a kitchen is fine for a
herb garden. Natural or artificial light is also needed. A dry atmosphere is
not ideal, if you are able to install a humidifier that would compensate but
if not then get a hand spray for watering. Indoor herb gardens need the
outside growing conditions replicated inside as much as is possible.
Helpful Tip For Watering Indoor Herb Gardens.
Most herbs require the same amount of water with rare exceptions therefore
try and check when you purchase the herb for gardening and/or read carefully
the seeds package and if extra care and watering required place that
particular herb in a separate pots.
Try to group herbs with the same growing requirements for your indoor herb
garden, this will make the watering and care much easier. As they are in
separate pots, placing herbs with like requirements together should makes
things easier for you.
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