Certain activities are not suited to the indoors. The kitchen is not
supposed to be used as a motorcycle repair shop. The living room definitely
does not double as a basketball court. And children should certain think
twice before taking up synchronized swimming in the bathroom. However,
if you mother reads this article, she should agree that gardening is
as much fun indoors as it is outdoor – it’s a fun, educational, and
tasty experience to grow herbs in the house.
Herbs bridge the gap between gardener and chef as they bring dull recipes
to life. Try sprinkling some fresh dill into those scrambled eggs. Embolden
the flavor of your 89-cent spaghetti sauce with some fresh oregano.
Throw a delicious mix of aromatic basil, oregano, and garlic into your
next homemade pizza crust. It’ll be delicious addition to a standard
Growing herbs indoor is easier than it sounds. In some cases, you can
just buy a pot that hangs or mounts onto your windowsill or you can
set them on a porch or balcony. Regardless of where they go, you need
a pot for them. Many gardeners recommend a clay pot because the porous
sides hold nutrients and moisture better. It’s also a more natural substance
than plastic. In all reality, pick a pot – any pot. Just make sure you
get one that allows extra moisture to drain out the bottom. You also
may want to put a plate underneath it or purchase a matching saucer
so that when the water drains, it doesn’t run everywhere. That would
quickly put an end to growing herbs indoors.
The next is to purchase a loose soil to put in the pot. It generally
supports the herbs much better than plain air. Check your local greenhouse
or Internet vendor to find a mix of potting soil designed for herbs.
Speaking of herbs, buy some. Many people wonder what they should grow.
The answer is – whatever you want to eat or look at. If you don’t like
chives, don’t buy them. Just think about what you normally use in your
cooking. Any self-respecting Italian chef would tell you that basil
and oregano is a staple. Parsley is used in cooking and as a garnish.
Rosemary and thyme are also some popular herbs. Regardless of what you
choose, read the instructions on the packet of seeds or the plant spike
if you are using starter plants.
Follow the directions and keep them healthy. Make sure they are getting
a good amount of sunlight. Also, you’ll need to water your herbs more
often than a garden – possibly once or twice a day. The rule of thumb
is to put your thumb (or any other finger) on the soil. If it is dry,
water it just until water starts to trickle out of the bottom of the
pot. You’ll also need to keep the herbs pinched back so the leaves appear
full. If there are any dead leaves on them, be sure to remove them right
If you do some simple things, there’s no reason you can’t have a fresh
herb garden in your home. They are safe, neat, taste great, and leave
a very pleasant natural aroma. Happy gardening!
About The Author:
Peter Dobler successfully operates several web sites on the topic of
internet marketing and web site optimization. Visit his main web site
Other Gardening Related Information
me ONE Day and I'll make your lawn the most dazzling
spectacle on the block..."
thought it was too good to be true, but I gave it a shot anyway...
and it turned out to be the best decision I've ever made."
P. Lacoste, PL Lawn Care Inc.
professional gardener, finally reveals his Secret Recipes (strictly
here only and nowhere else) and why he always refused to sell
them to Multinational Companies.
Get more information
to Grow Breathtaking Orchids - Even If You've Never Raised One
"This has got to be the most comprehensive guide I have
ever seen on Orchids! My Orchids were looking a little
peaked and I desperately needed this expert advice to
make them gorgeous again. Thanks so much for giving me the knowledge
I needed to save them from death!"
Get more information
Your Own Automatic Lawn Sprinkler System
Install Your Own
Automatic Lawn Sprinkler System in 6 Days or Less and Save 67%
of the Cost! At last, you will be able to Quickly and Easily
Install the Automatic Lawn Sprinkler System You Have Always
Wanted, in less time and for less money than any contractor
you will ever find. As a lawn sprinkler service professional
for over 8 years, I have seen many people waste hundreds, if
not thousands, of dollars on unnecessary installation fees.
The very same job could have been done by them with the same
quality for a fraction of the price. And I Challenge YOU To
Save Your Hard Earned Money Right Now!
Get more information