Indoor Herb Gardens For Beginners
Creating your own herb garden is fun!
Growing herbs at home is a great thing to do.
I love the way they benefit to the decoration of the house, and it is great having fresh, non chemical herbs to spice the meals!
There are a lot of good things why you should have an indoor gardening. Having an herb gardening in particular can be very practical and rewarding!
Indoor Herb Garden Made Easy!
It can sound all little bit hard to actually grow your own indoor herb garden, but there are any herbs and plants that are easy to grow. And it can give you many benefits having fresh herbs in the house.
First of all, you will have healthy plants without chemicals for your cooking. That is a very important aspect. One other great benefit is the added beauty that the plants give to your home. The home will feel naturally decorated and the herbs will give your home a sense of relaxation.
The use of herbs
Herbs have many uses for different people. The most common use for herbs is being an aroma or spice enhanced for a lot of cuisines and dishes around the world. The culinary use of herbs can be traced back to many prehistoric documents.
But herbs has also been popular because of the medicinal properties they have. Many people from all over the world have been using herbs to treat or cure certain human illnesses. Historically people during hundreds of years were cultivating and growing herbs specifically for this purpose. Even up to now, herbs are used for medicinal purposes, and sometimes also for beauty skin care.
Herbs is a natural thing that has been around for ages and still is a great benefit for our daily life!
Some herb gardening tips!
In order to start you Indoor herb garden, you first of all you need to buy a bunch of small herb plants. You can find them at the local nursery or you can buy them online and have them delivered right at your doorstep. Before you buy, think of a place to have them. Many of them requires a lot of sun, so a place near a big, sunny window is excellent.
The following herbs are easy to start with; they are all very well fit for indoor climate. With them it will be easy to create the best indoor herb garden!
Lemon grass you can grow by cultivating a stalk in a container or pot with few inches of water.
The mint leaves are excellent tea and must be grown separately from other herbs as this variety of herb can be more invasive than the others.
The chive are the smallest species of the onion family, is very useful in the kitchen. It requires lesser amount of light than the others plants which make them well fitted for indoors garden.
The parsley is a slow growing herb but always worth your wait as it is a great herb to have on hand for your cooking activities.
Sage, even called Salvia has a slight peppery flavor. In British cooking, it is used for flavoring fatty meats, poultry or pork stuffing etc.
Thyme likes best a hot sunny location with well drained soil. It is often used to flavor lamb, tomatoes and eggs.
Oregano is often used in tomato sauces, fried vegetables, and grilled meat. Contributes much to the character of many Italian dishes.
Basil is maybe the most well known Italian spice. It is commonly used fresh in cooked recipes, because as cooking quickly destroys the flavor.
Rosemary is a herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves. It is highly aromatic, which complements a wide variety of foods.
Organic indoor gardening for beginners
Organic indoor gardening is such a wonderful and rewarding activity that anyone can have. They might require a special maintenance care but when you see them grow the rewards are remarkable, and even if you are a newbie you will find it easy to succeed with your indoors herb garden.
For the herb plants to thrive properly and healthily, most varieties of herbs will need to be exposed on full sun for six hours everyday.
The soil will need to be enriched and the container must have a perfect drainage. But don't worry; you will get the information for each plant when you buy your herbs!
With the many benefits that your indoor herb garden will give you, there is no reason for you to procrastinate on this idea. You will definitely see it when you start to reap the full benefits.
One fast herb gardening tip
When you are growing your herbs indoors, most likely in the kitchen window or something, there is one thing you should do in order to keep the plant young ans fresh. What is that, then? Well, it might be obvious but it is to cut the herbs frequently! With other word - use the herbs in the kitchen!
Doesn't everyone do that? No, you might be surprised but all are not doing that. Many just want the herbs to look beautiful and don't dare to cut them because they might look ugly. But the thing is; if you do not cut them down and actually use your herbs, the plant will not look good at all. They need the cutting down to be well.
And then: why do we have the herbs indoors in the first place? It is of course because we want to use the healthy herbs daily for our cooking! Herbs are just great to all kinds of cooking