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Your Indoor Herb Garden

Herb Garden on a WindowsillIndoor herb gardens contain various welfares for Nassau County renters who not only cook but may just want to beautify their homes with greenery and fragrance. Growing herbs indoors is not expensive or troublesome, but some planning and the right information are actually needed. It can also be a perfect method to begin if you haven’t gardened regularly before. And if you have ever think about starting an indoor herb garden, keep reading to find out more around which herbs work best indoors and how to properly care for your herbs as they grow.

An herb garden is an excellent idea to enjoy fresh produce while adding natural beauty to your home’s interior. But before you begin, you just need to know which herbs grow best indoors. Different herb plants have different light and soil needs, and so selecting the right herbs is a significant first move. Those that do best inside include options like rosemary, thyme, basil, chives, mint, and parsley. Most garden centers carry seedlings of these plants in the spring, making it easy to develop your new garden.

If you already know which type of herbs you’d like to grow, the next step is to prepare your growing containers. Almost any type of container should work as long as it has good drainage and a way to protect the surface underneath. It is alright to start small, but remember that if your plants thrive, you may end up needing to repot your herb plants as soon as possible. Fill each container with a potting mix, not potting soil; potting mix has more organic matter that will help encourage strong growth. A number of gardeners prefer to keep different herb plants separate each in their own pots or containers, but it is not mandatory to do so. As long as each plant has enough room to grow and send down roots, they should do definitely fine.

After making your containers prepared and your plants chosen, then the next important step is to decide where to place your herb garden. All your plants will need between 6 and 8 hours of sunlight every day, so a sunny windowsill or any similar location always works best. There are quite a few creative options available when you don’t have a windowsill, from wall planters to containers that stick directly to the glass. Herbs do not grow well if it lacks even a little bit direct sunlight, but then they also can’t stand too much. Finding the perfect “goldilocks” spot that feels JUST RIGHT is the key to healthy plants.

Your herb garden will likewise need suitable amounts of water. You know that when it comes to herbs, the main important thing to do is to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Add water in small amounts, and take care not to let the soil dry out completely between watering. Both too little water and too much water is bad for herb plants, so it is a brilliant idea to save the little tags that come with seedlings and follow the suggested amounts. It might be helpful to keep track of when and how much you are watering your crops.

Once your herbs are established, you can start harvesting leaves to season your food. Fresh harvest herbs are delicious and healthy, not to mention convenient. But remember not to cut too much of one plant at a time. Despite the fact that regular trims encourage new growth, trimming too much could cause the plant to fail altogether. As long as you are wary not to remove more than a quarter of the plant at one time, you really can continue to enjoy your fresh herbs throughout the seasons.

Discuss your indoor garden plans with your family, because the ideal garden needs the perfect home to live in. At Real Property Management Innovation, our Nassau County property managers are also experts at helping our tenants find the home that is just right for them. Contact us online or call 516-570-9275 and inquire about our available rentals today.

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