Friday, December 8, 2023

Start Growing Herbs Indoors

Always thought about the idea of growing your own herbs? But you live in the city and thus no space for a nice greenhouse? No worries. Many herbs, if not any, are suitable to be kept inside the house. So start growing herbs indoors, you got the perfect starting guide. Be ready to “herb your life” ;-)!

Table of Content:
Guide to start growing herbs indoors
Make sure the herbs get (sun)light
Make sure to water your growing herbs regularly
Use containers with drainage
Cut them when you want, but not too much
Be ready to size up.
List of easy to keep herbs

Guide to start growing herbs indoors is starting now

Growing herbs is not difficult at all. However, sometimes you just need a little more information to give you that push in the back. So continue to read more about the tips for beginners on how to start growing herbs indoors. Are you more seasoned and interested in how to grown mint in your garden? Then click on that link.

Make sure the herbs get sunlight

When you start growing herbs indoors, water and sunlight are everything a herb needs. Often the plants you buy come with soil that is already fertilized. So you don’t have to worry about that, for now.

The best place is to put your herbs is on a window sill. Or, if you don’t have anything like that and no space in front of a window you can also use grow lights.

Make sure to water your growing herbs regularly

As previously said. Herbs or any other plant mainly live off water and sunlight. Since you know how to get your vitamin D, it is time to talk about the other part. H2O, or in other words, water. If you do not give the plants enough water, you will see them start dying (turning brown or losingshape). Sometimes you can revoke this by giving them just a little extra water. It doesn’t matter whether you start growing herbs indoors or outdoors. Keep a close eye on your herbs and give them water when needed.

Use containers with drainage

When you start growin herbs indoors you must be careful. Since some herbs can drown if you give them too much water, it is wise to use containers with drainage or holes at the bottom so the excess water can flow away. Something straightforward indeed, but you don’t want to know how often this is why many plants die within a couple of days.

Cut the Herbs when you want to use them, but don’t cut too much

When you want to use some of the herbs, then cut what you need. However, if you cut the bush too thin, you might find that it will not grow back as you’ve hoped. Of course, even fresh herbs have their ‘shelf-life’, which is not: How long you can keep the plants after you’ve bought them. But more: How much will it produce after you have been picking the plant bit by bit.

Be ready to size up when you start growing herbs indoors

Just as with us humans sometimes we outgrow something. With herbs, it is the same, in this case, the containers you’ve put the herbs in. When you see the roots coming out of the wholes in the bottom then you know for sure it is time to transplant the herbs into bigger pots

So now you know what to do and what to look out for. Below you’ll find a list of some of the basic herbs which are perfect for any beginner who wants to start growing herbs indoors.

List of easy to keep herbs

  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon Balm
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