Growing vegetables and planting a garden is rewarding as well as good for the planet and our health. However, not everyone has the outdoor green space to enjoy an ample gardening area. That’s where indoor gardening comes in. While some plants require more attention, certain herbs can be not only forgiving but also easy to grow. So if you are looking to exercise your green thumb, Western National is here to show you how you can start an easy indoor herb garden.
Pick The Planters For Your Herb Garden
The amount of space you have to work with will impact how you set up your indoor herb garden. A popular way to grow herbs is using old mason jars left behind from foods or sauces. Simply grab a handful of jars that you have in your kitchen. If you don’t have any handy, save any large glass jars after you’ve finished the contents (think tomato sauce or salsa).
You can place your glass jar planters on the window sill, a sunny spot on your kitchen countertop, or make an awesome wall herb garden. Drainage and proper water are also important. Adding a layer of stones or rocks to the bottom of your jars can help the herb roots from getting too much water.
Choose Your Herbs
While there are many types to choose from, you’ll want to stick to more resilient herbs if you’re new to gardening. Some of the heartiest and easiest herbs to work with are basil, mint, oregano, parsley, thyme, and rosemary.
Mint has the added bonus of being great in all kinds of recipes, including food, drink, and desserts. You can even use it to make your own delicious herbal tea!
You can grow your herbs from seeds or purchase small potted herbs from grocery stores or hardware stores. If you have a friend or neighbor who has a garden, you can also grow from cuttings of their plants. It may take trial and error to see what works the best or grows the fastest.
After you’ve started your indoor herb garden and taken a step towards a greener lifestyle, check out some easy art projects made from reusable materials.
For other great indoor eco-friendly tips, contact us.