Tuesday May 11, 2021
Spring is finally here! That means it’s time to start showing off that green thumb you’ve kept hidden all winter long.
In addition to these easy flowers to plant for spring in your backyard, have you considered starting a container garden? Growing a small herb garden is a great way to outfit your kitchen with your favorite flavors while enjoying the fact that they’re homegrown.
Ready to get started? Here are our best tips on how to plant your own herb garden.
How to Choose the Right Herbs
Before you start an herb garden, it is important to choose the right herbs. This really depends on the type of cooking you’ll ultimately do with the finished product, where you plan on keeping the plants, and what is available in your area.
For example, basil needs full sun and can grow 1 to 2 feet in height. This means you want a decent-sized pot near a window for best results. In contrast, mint only requires partial shade and grows just 6 to 12 inches in height.
The most common herbs for an indoor garden include basil, mint, parsley, chives, garlic, thyme, sage, tarragon, and parsley. (If you have pets, make sure the herbs you choose are not toxic to your furry friends.)
Caring for an Indoor Herb Garden
Once you’ve chosen the right herbs to plant, it is time to start making plans on how to get them to grow. You’ll need to remember to water the pots at least once a day or use a slow drip watering accessory. Also, consider placing those plants that need continuous sunlight near a south- or southwestern-facing window. If this isn’t possible, you might need to consider purchasing a special grow light.
Caring for your herb garden takes a little bit of effort, but having fresh herbs to use in the kitchen is ultimately worth it. There are tons of videos and guides out there on how to care for an indoor herb garden, so don’t be afraid to research the subject.
Uses for Herbs in the Kitchen
Having an herb garden means you’ll have plenty of ingredients to add to your favorite family meals. Just remember to always trim the plants from the base, which will keep them growing well and provide you with a better yield over time.
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Of course, buying a Landmark 24 home means that you have plenty of space for all types of gardening, both indoors and out. Please check out our website now to find your ideal floor plan in one of or beautiful communities.