There are a lot of advantages when growing your own indoor herb garden at home. One advantage when growing your indoor herb garden is that you will no longer have to worry about sudden changes in the weather and during winter season. Having your herbs planted indoors can protect them from extreme temperatures outdoors. You will have an all year round supply of fresh herbs for you and your whole family when you will grow your own indoor herb garden. However, you will have to be careful in choosing the perfect location for your indoor herb garden, to make sure that your herbs will be provided with everything it needs to survive.
Tips in Choosing Herbs for Your Indoor Herb Garden
Almost all types of herbs can be grown indoors. However, some herbs can benefit more when placed outdoors. Annual type of herbs can be grown all year round indoors, which makes it perfect to be planted in an indoor herb garden. However, even though annual herbs are perfect for an indoor herb garden, you will still have to consider herbs’ importance for your usage. Mostly, herbs found in an indoor herb garden are herbs with cooking purposes. Herbs that are useful to be planted in an indoor herb garden include basil, mint, parsley, rosemary, oregano, chives, and thyme.
Material Needed for an Indoor Herb Garden
How can you make your own indoor herb garden if you do not have the right equipments and supplies, right? The things that you need to have in making an indoor herb garden include:
- Pots with good drainage.
- Potting Soil
- Plant food
You can use ordinary potting soil, but if you want your herbs to be healthier by preventing too much moisture damaging herbs’ root systems, you can make a well-drained potting soil by mixing equal parts of perlite, potting soil, sand, and peat moss.
Choosing the Perfect Location for your Indoor Herb Garden
Almost all kinds of herbs love to be exposed under natural sunlight. Choosing a location with direct natural sunlight for at least 6 hours per day can be very beneficial. Western, Southern, or Southwestern part of the house can be picked for the location of your indoor herb garden. If you do not have any area at home that can provide your indoor herb garden with enough exposure to natural sunlight, you can use artificial growing lights. However, when you use artificial growing lights, you will have to expose your indoor herb garden longer than exposing under direct natural sunlight, at around 14 hours to 16 hours every single day.