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Your Indoor Herb Garden

Herb Garden on a WindowsillIndoor herb gardens provide many privileges for Santa Monica renters who not only cook but may just want to beautify their homes with greenery and fragrance. Growing herbs indoors is not fancy neither challenging, although It gains to take any plan including the right information. If you haven’t gardened a lot previously, it can be a great way to get started too. If you’ve ever considered starting an indoor herb garden, read more to learn more about which herbs work best indoors and how to properly care for your herbs as they grow.

An herb garden is an excellent idea to enjoy fresh produce while adding natural beauty to your home’s inside. But before you can do that, you are required to know which herbs grow best indoors. Different herb plants have different light and soil needs, and so it is the important first step to choose the right herbs. Those that do best inside include options like rosemary, thyme, basil, chives, mint, and parsley. Most garden centers carry seedlings of these plants in the spring, making it easy to establish your new garden.

Once you know what type of herbs you want to cultivate, the next step is to prepare your growing containers. Nearly any type of container is working as long as it has good drainage and a way to protect the surface underneath. It is good also to start small, but remember that if your plants thrive, you may end up needing to repot your herb plants as soon as possible. Fill every container using a potting mix, not potting soil; potting mix has more organic matter that will help encourage strong growth. Some gardeners prefer to keep different herb plants separate in their own pots or containers, but this is not necessary. Since each plant has enough room to grow and send down roots, they should do just well.

When your containers prepared and your plants chosen, the subsequent way is to choose where to place your herb garden. Every day your plants will need between 6 and 8 hours of sunlight every day, so a sunny windowsill or similar place also works best. If you don’t have a windowsill, there are a number of creative possibilities available, from wall planters to containers that stick directly to the glass. Herbs do not grow well without most likely some direct sunlight, yet they also can’t stand too much. Finding the perfect “goldilocks” spot that feels JUST RIGHT is the key to healthy plants.

Your herb garden will also need adequate amounts of water. With regards to herbs, the idea is to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Add water in small amounts, and take care not to let the soil dry out completely between watering. Both too little water and too much water is bad for herb plants, therefore it is a brilliant idea to save the little tags that come with seedlings and follow the suggested amounts. It can also be useful to keep track of when and how much you are watering your plants.

Once your herbs are established, you can start harvesting leaves to season your food. The fresh herbs taste delicious and healthy, not to mention convenient. But remember not to cut too much of one plant at a time. Although regular trims encourage new growth, trimming too much could cause the plant to fail eventually. As long as you are extra careful not to remove more than a quarter of the plant at one time, you can still continue to enjoy your fresh herbs throughout the seasons.

The best garden has to stay in the perfect home. At Real Property Management Property West San Fernando Valley, our Santa Monica property managers are also experts at helping our tenants find the home that is just right for them. Contact us online or call 818-727-0100 and ask us about our available rentals today.

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