10 Best Herb Plants Ideal for Indoor Gardening
Herb planting is one of the most promising venture you can engage in your indoor garden. Being a herbalist, you’ll enjoy the aromatic smell of most herbal plants and a good ingredients in all your dishes.
It’s important to have your available supply of these herbs in your home, so that anytime you need them, they’re always at hand.
In order to have a continuous herbs in your kitchen, you’ve to list down what plants you’ll include in your indoor garden, the necessity and demand for the particular plant in your mix of ingredients.
10 Ideal herbs You Need for Your Indoor garden
1. Oregano. This herb is easy to grow. Just cut it from your mother plant if you have or buy from your nursery supplier. Plant them in a container and place them where there’s a little sunshine at least 3 – 5 hours day in your window.
2. Parsley. Parsley is grown from seeds or from a clump. This is a sun loving plant, so you need to expose them to the sun for at least 5 – 6 hours a day. Place them in areas in your window where the sun rays directs to the plants.
3. Basil. This plant is germinated from seeds and should be placed in pots facing in the south window. Allow it receive lots of sun and warm weather condition.
4. Rosemary. Rosemary is planted with cuttings, and love to keep in moist soilless mixture until it roots developed. It tolerates favorably in a south-facing window.
5. Bay. A perennial plant, bay grows well in containers and can provide you with a continuous supply all year long. You can grow them in pots with soil mixture rich in compost . Place them in an east or west direction in your window, but be sure not to get them over crowded and needs available air circulation to have a vigorous growth.
6. Sage. Grown from tip cutting, get a cutting from sage in outdoor mother plant to start in your indoor garden. They’re tolerant to dry season, but needs at least 6 – 7 hours sunlight for the day. They response well with available air circulation during its entire growth period.
7. Chervil. Chervil is propagated from seeds starting in late summer. It tolerates in low light intensity but needs 65 to 70 degrees F temperatures to produce good yield.
8. Chives. Propagated from a dug clump chives can be planted in pots and place outside until the leaves dries out. At the onset of the winter, transfer them in a shaded area. When fully recovered, transfer them to bright area in your window to catch the morning sunlight.
9. Spring Onion. Grown from bulbs, onion tolerates full or partial sunlight. If grown in partial sunlight, it should receive at least 5 -7 hours sun especially in the morning in your window.
10.Tarragon. It become dormant in late fall or early winter. Place the mature plant in a container and place outside until leaves dies out. After a couple of days, transfer the plants in a cool area with an available sunlight during its growing period. Fertilize them with an organic liquid to maintain their proper growth development.
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