Herbs are amazing in the sense that they add unique flavor to food and come in handy as natural medicines. In addition, fresh herbs are beautiful to look at and have unique colors, textures, and aromas.
It's fun to grow herbs at home. They add variety to the kitchen décor and can also be placed in other areas of the home as a decorative element. Home cooks will love having fresh herbs handy that they can use in a variety of dishes.
There are several methods to choose from when it comes to starting an indoor herb garden.
A planter can be filled with potting soil, which is of higher quality than regular soil, and a selection of herb seeds. Place the planter on a windowsill or by a window that receives plenty of natural sunlight.
The most successful indoor herb gardens receive six hours of sunlight per day, with significant decreases of temperature during the afternoons. The leaves of the herb-plant will burn if there is too much heat or excessive sunlight.
Sometimes, it is more difficult to find the ideal conditions for growing herbs. A hydroponic kit can be a great solution. Hydroponics uses water to nourish plants. They don't need soil because they use liquid nourishment. Lights can be purchased to mimic the optimal sunlight conditions for plants. This method is quicker and requires less maintenance.
Although hydroponic herb kits are a DIY project, this type of gardening is very popular, and many retailers sell related products. Regardless of the method you choose, herbs will grow optimally and offer the best flavor when they receive good water, light and the appropriate nourishment.
The best way to start your herb garden is to select high-quality seeds or healthy plants to begin with. Plants should be carefully inspected before taking them home. Don’t bring home plants that show any signs of insects or other problems. Plants require generous room space and recommendations are often found on seed packets and plant descriptions. Plant pots should be turned regularly to allow all sides to grow equally.
Check out your local garden store today to see how you can start your own DIY Herb-Garden project and have healthy fresh herbs handy to enhance your dishes and at the same time, enrich your living space with their healing energies!