How To Grow An Indoor Herb Garden?

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There are a few essential elements needed for any garden, but for an indoor herb garden it is especially important to make sure these three key needs for the plants are met. The key for healthy plants is to have a rich healthy soil and adequate amounts of water and sunlight.

Generally speaking, there are three soil types. Soil that doesn't hold water, but it drains away, which is considered a sandy soil, clay like soil, which retains water and is very slow to drain away, and some combination of these two.

Just because the ground freezes doesnt mean exercise passion for gardening cannot be exercised. Growing indoor herb garden for year round use is a great way to add fresh flavors to meals and keep the seasonal gardener happy during those cold, dark months. Many people have mixed results with indoor herb garden and find it difficult to create the perfect blend of light and moisture to make their herb plants flourish. Here are some tips to selecting the most successful herb plants and caring for them all year round indoors.

Herbs are great fun to grow indoor herb garden. They're the perfect companion for the curious cook who isn't afraid to take a few chances. Well, it may not be quite that simple, but fresh herb plants are still a great asset to have in the kitchen.

Herb plants can be used for their culinary, healing or fragrant qualities and the choice of herb plants grown will be down to personal preference. Popular choices are Basil, Parsley, chives and rosemary, Dill, Mint and Thyme. Color may also be a consideration to take into account for the aesthetic aspect, the purple leaved Basil instead of the more common green leafed varieties is the best option. Your indoor herb garden can consist of a number of small pots with one herb in each pot or it may be one large container with multiple plants in. keeping plants in seperate pots can help to prevent problems of one herb out competing another herb and so prevent 'spreading' out across the garden. Mint should definitely be potted seperately as it will spread at a rapid rate.
When selecting herb seeds, varieties that are more suited to indoor gardening due to their compact growth nature can be looked upon. The smaller the plants are, the more they are able to grow. Plants size can be limited by reducing the size of the pots that they grow in. Pots with about a 15cm diameter are well suited to growing indoor herb garden, choosing pots much smaller than this will mean that plant will be harvested before it has reached a stage in its development where it is capable of coping with the shock and producing new growth resulting in weak and unproductive plants. Pots should also have adequate drainage holes and these should be covered with a broken pot piece to ensure good drainage.
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This article was published on 2011/02/03