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Indoor Herbs Add Freshness, Aroma, and Decoration
Indoor Herb Gardens and Décor
Grow your own herbs, indoors.
Herbs can add to your kitchen in several ways.
Herbs can be grown indoors, which allows you to use fresh herbs in recipes, a great improvement over bottled herbs in flavor and more. Chopping fresh herbs can also add an appetizing aroma that beckons your family or guests to the table. Fresh is by far the best.
Herbs can also, if potted tastefully, add to your kitchen dÃ©cor.
Consider an indoor herb garden as a gift for the cook. Freshness of an herb picked in the kitchen cannot be beat.
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Indoor Herb Kits
The most conveinent way of starting an indoor herb garden is with a kit. These include those herbs that can be easily grown in containers. They also have directions, such as where to place your herbs so they will thrive.
Always Follow Directions
When growing herbs indoors, follow the directions. If light is needed, place near a window. Water the proper amount, and use the proper size container filled with soil appropriate for indoor growing. Remember, plants take a certain amount of care, and herbs are not exceptions.
Growing Herbs : How to Grow an Herb Garden Indoors - eHow
Growing Herbs Indoors
Perhaps you prefer a video. This will help you.
Indoor Herb Gardening
Here is a book that will certainly be of value in growing herbs.
More than a Decoration
Herbs are plants, and plants remove carbon dioxide from the air, then expel oxygen. Having indoor plants can improve the quality of the air in your home.
How to Grow an Herb Garden Indoors - Howcast
The Advantages of an Indoor Herb Garden
What could be fresher than herbs picked in your kitchen and added to a meal? No food store can compare with this, unless you buy herbs growing in pots.
So you snip a few leaves. New ones grow to replace them. You no longer will have to check what is in your herb supply beffore starting a meal. Just grab a pair of scissors and harvest what you need.
What chemicals were used to grow the herbs you buy at the store? Were they treated to resist pests? Were they fertilized? And with what? Indoor herbs do not really need pest control, and you can decide what you will add to fertilize, if anything. This is especially necessary if you are going organic. And, you become a responsible person saving the planet. Your herbs are not causing runoff to pollute the rivers and streams.
Even if you have no green thumb, using herbs as art on prints or trivets can add a beauty to your kitchen area. In fact, you can even find herbs on curtains and table cloths. Add herb inspired placemats for a nice touch at the serving table.
Planting, cultivating, and harvesting your own herbs can be a rewarding endeavor. Indeed, soon you may have a new hobby. You will be buying books, checking soil, and looking for proper size pots. And, if done indoors, this can be a year long fun project.
Not Every Herb Can Be Grown Indoors
Some herbs are too large to grow indoors. They just cannot be grown in a container. If an herb gets too large for a container, it simply cannot be grown indoors. Perhaps it can still be grown, and maybe near the kitchen window or door, but not potted.
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