A herb garden is an easy way to add delicious and fresh flavors to your next meal. The best part? It can be grown from the comfort of your home or apartment. Anawalt Lumber partnered with Olesya Rulin to give you the best tips for success in growing your indoor herb garden.
What to Grow
- You can pretty much grow any herb inside: Basil, Chives, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Thyme, Parsley, Cilantro, Sage, Rosemary, Bay Laurel, Lemon Grass, Tarragon.
Container with Drainage
- Make sure when planting in a container that the pot has a hole for drainage, and a saucer to avoid damaging your surfaces. All herbs (and plants in general) require drainage for good plant health.
- In a few months you may need to transplant them into a larger pot. You will know if you need to re-pot if the roots take up the majority of the container space.
The Right Kind of Soil
- We recommend using a potting soil mix.
A Warm Place to Grow
- Make sure you place your herbs in an area that gets 6 – 8 hours of direct sunlight a day. Sunlight greatly contributes to the flavor of your herbs.
- Herbs need sunlight to produce oil, which is what gives them their flavor.
Water, But Don’t Overdo It
- Let the soil dry out a little bit between watering (usually the top two inches should be dry).
- 2 – 3 times a week should be plenty.
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