Container Herb Gardening For Beginners

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You Can Grow Herbs No Matter Where You Live!

You don’t have to have a homestead to grow herbs. That’s what I love about growing herbs! You can grow them anywhere. Finding cool pots to put them is is all part of the fun!

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Herbs can also be grown indoors in pots or containers. They can also be grown in window boxes or hanging baskets. Container Herb Gardening For Beginners is the easiest way to learn out herbs.

More than likely they will be on the deck where you sit and enjoy the outdoors, while looking and caring for your container Herb Garden at the same time as you relax.

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What Plants Need?

All plants need three main things in order to grow successfully;

  • Sunlight
  • Soil
  • Water

Herbs are no exception. Sunlight is key to growing any type of plant including herbs whether they are grown indoors or in a garden. You should place herbs grown in a kitchen or other room in a south or west facing window to get the best kind of sunlight.

Different types of herbs have different light requirements but, for the most part, all need a sunny location. Some home herb growers supplement the light source with ìgrow lamps or fluorescent lamps.

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Herbs also need a well drained, not too rich soil to grow in. Add two parts of sterilized potting soil with one part coarse sand or perlite for herbs that are grown in containers. You will also need about an inch of gravel at the bottom of each pot to ensure that the plant has good drainage. Herb grown in pots indoors can also be supplemented with one teaspoon of lime per 5-inch pot to ensure that the soil is sweet enough for the herbs.

Herbs grown in pots also need water. Misting the plants and moistening the pebbles will help to keep the herbs within humid conditions. Since they are being grown in containers they do need to have more water than herbs that are grown in a garden but, you should avoid getting the roots of the herbs drenched or soggy.

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Container Herb Gardening

An advantage to growing herbs in a container is that you have the freedom to move them about as you please. Annual herbs can spend all of their time indoors but, perennial herbs do better if they were to be placed outside during the summer. Although all herbs should be brought inside before the first frost in order to avoid the loss of foliage. This rule is overlooked when it comes to mint, chives, and tarragon. These types of herbs will go into a rest period then form firmer and fresher growth after it is introduced to a light frost.

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Yep that happened to me! Over all it is fairly easy to maintain an indoor herb garden. It keeps the herbs handy and within reach anytime you need them for cooking. With these tips listed above, you will be able to care for your herbs and ensure a healthy plant.

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You should also include periodic light feeding and yearly repotting for optimum health of the herbs. You will also have to remember to replant annuals each year and move perennials outdoors when needed.

Plus, use your herbs as much as you want as well as harvest them occasionally. It is no secret that pruning plants encourages new growth. This rule also applies to herbs. So use them in your recipes, store them and give them away to friends.

Happy Herb Gardens!


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