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Your Indoor Herb Garden

Herb Garden on a WindowsillIndoor herb gardens have so many benefits for Seguin renters who not only cook but may just want to beautify their homes with greenery and fragrance. Growing herbs indoors is neither expensive nor demanding, but it does require some preparation and proper information. This is a great way to get started if you haven’t done gardened much before. If you like starting an indoor herb garden, continue reading to find out which herbs work best indoors and how to properly care for your herbs as they grow.

An herb garden is the most efficient way to enjoy fresh produce while adding natural beauty inside your home. But before you begin with it, you need to know which herbs grow best indoors. Different herb plants have different light and soil needs, and so selecting the right herbs is the first most important step. 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 get your new garden established.

If you already know which type of herbs you want to plant, the next step is to prepare your growing containers. Practically any type of container will possibly work as long as it has good drainage and a way to protect the surface underneath. It is also good to start small, but remember that if your plants thrive, you may end up needing to repot your herb plants very quickly. Fill in each container with a potting mix, not potting soil; potting mix has more organic matter that will help encourage strong growth. Every gardener prefers to keep different herb plants separate in their own pots or containers, but it is not needed to do so. As long as each plant has enough room to grow and send down roots, they should be done well.

After making your containers prepared and your plants chosen, the next move is to choose where to place your herb garden. Your plants will need between 6 and 8 hours of sunlight every day, so a sunny windowsill or comparable area regularly works best. On the off chance that you don’t have a windowsill, there are many innovative choices accessible, from wall planters to containers that stick directly to the glass. Herbs do not grow well without at least little direct sunlight, but 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 require appropriate amounts of water. With regards to herbs, the thought 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, so it is a smart thought to save the little tags that come with seedlings and follow the suggested amounts. It might likewise 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. Fresh herbs are effective, delicious and healthy, not to mention convenience. But remember not to cut too much of one plant at a time. However regular trims encourage new growth, cutting too much could cause the plant to fail totally. As long as you are cautious not to remove more than a quarter of the plant at one time, you can continue to enjoy your fresh herbs throughout the seasons.

The ideal garden needs the ideal home to live in. At Real Property Management Alamo, our Seguin property managers are also experts at helping our tenants find the home that is just right for them. Contact us online or call 210-600-5672 and get some information about our available rentals today.

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