Flavor Fanaticism: How to Grow Herbs At Home
One of the best ways to drastically improve your meals and save a lot of money is by growing your own herbs. In this guide, we’ll show you how to grow herbs at home so you never have to buy that old store-bought stuff again.
Growing fresh herbs is a more popular hobby than you’d think. A surprising statistic even shows Millennials are more likely to grow herbs indoors.
Are you starting herb growing as a hobby for yourself? Learning new things can be a little intimidating. Keep reading this guide on how to grow herbs for tips on how to start.
How to Grow Herbs
Growing your own herb garden isn’t as hard as it seems. Follow these steps to grow tasty herbs for yourself.
Choose Your Herbs
Before you can start planting, you have to choose what you want to grow. Not all herbs are equal.
These are some of the best herbs for a beginner:
All will work fine with a Hydroponic System or good, old-fashioned soil. What is the difference between the two? A Hydroponic System is where you grow herbs with mist or water, but exclude soil.
Pick Your Location
Are you trying to grow a small kitchen garden, or do you want something larger? Either way, you’ll want to find the perfect location for your herbs. An area that gets enough sun, but not too much, is what you’re looking for.
A window sill could be perfect. Growing plants and herbs in small spaces is achievable. But remember most herbs should have no more than six hours of sunlight. Indoor is perfect for herbs because they need a place that isn’t too hot or too cold.
Water for herb growth is as specific as light and heat.
When watering, remember they don’t need it as often as other plants in the house. When the soil begins to dry out, roots will grow longer searching for the source of water. That’s what makes them nice and strong.
How do you check if your herbs need water? Test the soil. If you put your finger around two inches under the surface and it’s dry, then water.
Always plant herbs in separate pots and containers. Mixing them in the soil doesn’t work as well with indoor herb growing.
When it comes to pots, there are a few guidelines you should follow for greatest success. When choosing your pot, you should look for one with adequate drainage.
The size of the pot is also critical. The pot needs to be big enough to allow for adequate root growth. But it also can’t be so big that the soil is hard to maintain the right amount of moisture.
Feed Your Herbs
Like everything else, herbs need food, too. Especially if you want them to grow healthy. Fertilizers with higher nitrogen will make sure the leaves grow strong and sturdy.
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Now that you know how to grow herbs sit back and enjoy the final product. Use them in your food and let friends and family admire your cooking. Or, share with others by selling at the farmers market.
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