If You’re Going to Grow One Thing, Let it Be Herbs!
source: Pass the Pistil
Herbs are a fabulous reminder that it doesn’t take much to make a big – and wonderful – difference in everyday living. They’re the dynamos of the garden. Use them in cooking, teas, aromatherapy, homemade skincare products, and as a key element in a pollinator garden. In fact, once you start growing and cooking with fresh herbs you’ll never go back.
4 Tips for Success
Keep a few basic principles in mind when growing any plant inside or out.
Locate your sunniest window or area where grow lights can easily be added, such as under existing kitchen cabinets. About how much sun does your sunniest window receive each day? Plants requiring full sun need a minimum of 6 to 8 hours of sun a day to thrive, while plants that tolerate part sun need a minimum of 4 to 6 hours of sun a day.
Plant in containers with good drainage. It’s okay to use a decorative planter without drain holes. This will help protect indoor surfaces but plan to plant in containers with drainage that then fit inside your chosen planter. This way water runs freely, plants are never waterlogged, and everyone will be happy.
Work with the best potting soil you can find. An organic potting mix designed for containers that’s high in organic matter and peat-free is ideal.
Begin with a handful of plants like the plants you cook with most. If you find yourself reaching for parsley, grow parsley. If a pinch of fresh oregano is the flavor you’re after, grow oregano. Start with 2 to 5 plants while working out your system and remember, you don’t need to grow all the food you eat.
Think of your indoor garden as a method for augmenting and inspiring everyday cooking.
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