If you live in an apartment or renting a home that do not have any spaces outside for your own garden, and then why not try making your own indoor herb garden? Anyone can practically enjoy the pleasures of growing their own indoor herb garden, wherever they live. Most people do not even know that there are a lot of herbs that can grow perfectly indoors, with proper care and attention. Indoor herb gardening may be sometimes a complicated and difficult to maintain, however, if you will just have the determination and passion in taking good care of your indoor herb garden, then you will not have any problems.

Cooking Herbs for Your Indoor Herb Garden

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Indoor Herb Garden for Apartments

Herbs in most indoor herb garden are for cooking purposes, since fresh herbs added to any recipes can really enhance and improve the taste of the food. Here is a list of some of the most used herbs for cooking and herbs that are usually found in indoor herb garden.

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Mint
  • Lavender
  • Oregano
  • Sage

Make sure that you choose fewer numbers of herbs for your indoor herb garden if you only have a limited space. Choose herbs that are most important to you.

Soil for Your Indoor Herb Garden

Since indoor herb garden do not have the same environment as gardens planted outdoors, there will be a certain mixture of soil that is needed to help keep the soil’s moisture and not soggy. Choosing pots that have great drainage is very important for indoor herb garden. Placing rocks at the bottom of the pot can also be beneficial in keeping the soil’s moisture just right.

  • Mix 1 part sterilized potting soil with one part coarse sand or perlite.

Windowsill for Your Indoor Herb Garden

Any types of plants need natural sunlight for it to grow and survive. And if you live in an apartment, a good source for natural sunlight is usually near the windowsill. Setting up your indoor herb garden on the windowsill will be the best thing to do, to get a good source of natural sunlight for your herbs to grow and survive. Herbs should get at least 6 hours of natural sunlight per day, but the ideal time for natural sunlight for herbs is 8 hours per day. Just check your indoor herb garden regularly to ensure proper growth of all your herbs.