Growing Culinary Herbs Indoors
Are you planning for growing some culinary plants indoors? You are in the right place! Today I discuss about growing culinary plants indoors. Actually, gardening is a passion for many of us. But due to lack of space is a problem for us. But don’t worry dude!!!
If you are a serious gardening lover and planning to start gardening you can start your journey with planting some culinary herbs indoor. You do not need a big yard. You can easily some culinary herbs inside your home even in a tiny space.
So, if you made your mind for growing some culinary herbs just read this article and follow the instruction I provide.
Most of the culinary herbs are sun worshipers. So, it’s not a matter that you need an big yard. Choose a sunny place indoors and start growing your plants.
Choose your desire plants :
There are several kinds of culinary herbs available. They are all unique on aroma and test. From variety of culinary plants choose your liked one for grow. I recommend some most popular culinary below for you.
Basil is another popular culinary herb. There are two types of Basil. First one is used for Italian cooking. Second one is known as Thai Basil.
Basil is Belongs to mint family. So, if you are Italian food lover or Thai food lover you can choose Basil for your gardening.
Parsley is another widely plants culinary herb. There are two types of Parsley. First one is curled leaf and second one is Italian.
Parsley is famous for adding freshness to dish. The Italian Parsley is most popular and you can easily plant in a pot in your home.
Rosemary is widely used for Mediterranean cuisine. Rosemary provide excellent flavor and strong aroma.
Generally Rosemary found in hot climates area. But you can easily grow Rosemary indoors in your containers.
Chives are belongs to onion family. This culinary herb is great with top of baked potatoes and eggs.
Chives produce thin and hollow leaves and Chives are you can easily plant Chives in clumps.
Oregano is popularly known as Mediterranean herb Oregano provides strong flavor.Greek and Mexican cuisines are most favorite Oregano.
Marjoram is an another herb which produces similar flavor.
Thyme is very much popular for its woody stems and aromatic green leaves with small intense.
Thymes are widely used with numerous vegetables, meats and egg dishes. It can be plants easily in your indoor.
Sage is familiar and popular for its soft grayish green color. Sage is used widely with various dishes.
You can choose Sage for your indoor planting if you like variety of dish which is perfect with Sage.
Mint comes in two flavors. First one is spearmint and another one peppermint. Between this two flavors peppermint is more popular for its medicinal value.
Spearmint is used for cooking and famous for its milder flavor. Choose any one which suited for you.
For Best Result consider the following issue:
You should bring a large container so that your container can accommodate growth of your plants. You should keep in mind the drainage system of container. Ensure that the container have ample drainage holes. To collect extra drained water buy a tray and placed it underneath your container.
- Choose your favorite herb and ensure you high quality potting soil which is suited for your chosen herb.
- Pot should be filled with potting soil about three quarters of the way up
- You must not wet the soil but moisten the soil slightly
- Soil at the root base must be loosening time to time for ensure the proper growth of your plants.
- Fill the root base of your plats with enough soil for better results.
Do you know what the most important element for indoor planting is? Its light. Light is the key fact for successful planting. You should find a spot from where your plants get enough light for 6 to 8 hours per day. If your plants not get the enough light it will growing long but it will have few leaves.
Based on your chosen herb you must water them regularly. But keep in mind that, overwatering is not good for herbs. So check dryness of soil before watering the herbs.
You must ensure proper drainage system. Proper drainage is also important for herbs. If you noticed that your herbs leaves turning into water then your herbs are overwatered. Good drainage system provides better service to stop logging the roots.
Some useful Tips for You:
Mints are usually growing so fast. So it can cover your other herbs. So, plants Mint in a separate place.
Change your pot position according to the direction of sun. Ensure every side of your herb get equal and proper lighting.
Do not apply same watering schedule for all your herbs. Watering them based on their need. Such as Rosemary needs watering only when its soil getting dry but Basil needs frequent watering.
For ensure further growth clipping your herbs. Clipping helps your plants to rapid growth. But only cut less than one third.
That’s end for now. Indoor growing can bring you amazing experience in your life. So, start planting now. I hope your planting will be amazing and thrilling. Share your planting experience with us. Your feedback is highly expected.
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