Growing herbs at home can be a fun and entertaining hobby for anyone to pick up. Although a lot of people opt to grow a garden outside, there are countless ways you can benefit from indoor gardening. Here are some benefits to growing herbs indoors.
- There is nothing worse than having to plan your gardening around what the weather is doing. This is a variable you have absolutely no control over which is a bit unsettling. Growing herbs inside of your home will eliminate this uncontrollable variable so you can grow any time of the year whenever you choose to.
- While it can be nice to get out in the sun and work on the garden, no one enjoys working hard in 100-degree temperatures or messing with herbs on a rainy afternoon. Growing herbs indoors allow you to comfortably take care of them without needing to go outside or change clothes to make up for the weather.
- It can be a pain having to dig up the yard to put in a garden hoping you see positive results. And if you don't, you will have a yard full of dirt and will have wasted a good amount of time. In addition, you may not be able to have a garden at an apartment complex. Fortunately, growing indoors eliminates all of these troubles and allows you to conveniently grow herbs no matter where you are living.
Growing herbs at home are easy, convenient, and allows you to extend the gardening season year-round. Due to health concerns and spread of of serious health diseases such as cancer, people are becoming aware of the benefits of natural treatments, remedies, and the benefits of growing their own herbs and food. CBD oil is also one product that has proved itself to be extremely useful and has exploded in popularity due to its beneficial properties.
The following are just a few of the many ways you can benefit from growing herbs inside.
How To Grow Herbs At Home Inside In Containers For Year-Round Use:
If you like herbs and you want to spice up your cooking and salads, it is possible to have them year round whenever you want to use them. Just reach to your windowsill, and pinch off a few leaves of the herbs you grow, and enjoy the best and freshest flavor you can think of.
There is a pretty vast list of how many DIY herbs you can grow, but you can just choose the ones that you really like and use in your kitchen, whenever you like, when you have company over, and you are sure to impress them, as you will get a lot of compliments on your cooking.
The herbs are grown from seeds, and there are annual, perennial, and biennial herbs. A few examples of annual herbs first, would be some that are most commonly used, but you can pick any you love the most.
- Arugula Astro, Arugula Rocket, Basil Caesar, Basil Picolino, Basil Pluto, Basil Sweet Dani, Basil Siam Queen, Cilantro Santo, Dill Bouquet, Dill Fernleaf, Sweet Marjoram, etc.
- Perennial herbs: Garlic Chives, Lemon Balm, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Green Sage, Winter Thyme, etc.
- Biennial herbs: Parsley Banquet, Parsley Forest Green, Parsley Plain Italian Dark Green, etc.
These are just a few examples of the many herbs you can choose to grow.
Like in any gardening, be it outdoors or indoors, the first most important thing is the preparation of the soil. This is the base and the place where the seeds are buried, and germinate to spring to life, and live. So some basic conditions must be met. The soil is very important to be of the best quality possible, if we want to succeed, and create the best environment for the herbs to live in.
- The soil must be of a good quality, nutritious, rich in minerals, for the plants to develop and grow healthy.
- For the herb seeds, it is necessary to have a fine peat moss blend of soil with micronutrients for a good start, from your local Garden Center. If you are going to grow them on a windowsill, for the source of sunlight, the preferred size of the plastic pots would be 4 to 6 inch wide, round or square.
- Once you have the soil, the pots, and the seeds, that's all you need to start your indoor herb garden.
- Fill the containers with the soil all the way up to the lip of the pot, leaving about half an inch from the very top of the pot. Take a pinch of herb seeds, and drop them evenly on the top of the soil. Cover the seeds very thinly with soil, and with a fine mist water the soil slowly, to make sure the water penetrates down in the soil. Set them on the windowsill, and you are done. Water and keep the soil moist. Do not let it dry out completely! In a few days, you will see the little herb plants sprouting out of the soil.
- Once the herbs have grown to a certain height, keep watering, but make sure that you water gently, by pouring the water in a corner of the pot, so that only the soil gets wet. The herb plants are still tender, so be gentle with them.
If you like spicy hot food, you can grow some hot peppers in a pot. But you need only one seed, and it would be better to start the pepper seeds in a cell pack, like a jumbo 6 pack. Once the seed sprouted and they have some real leaves, you can transplant the pepper plant in a 6-inch size pot or larger.