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Creating an Indoor Herb Garden

Create your own indoor herb garden with confidence, knowing it will thrive and produce fresh herbs through spring.

Step 1: Create a Plan

First, determine which herbs your family enjoys the most. If you love Italian dishes, for example, plant oregano, parsley, rosemary, and basil. Or consider a tea herb garden made with mint, rosemary, tarragon, and lemon balm. If you’re unsure of which herbs to grow, here are some versatile suggestions:

  1. Basil
  2. Oregano
  3. Parsley
  4. Thyme
  5. Cilantro
  6. Chives
  7. Rosemary
  8. Dill (if you’re feeling a little ambitious)

An indoor herb garden gives you flexibility to easily add and remove plants if desired.

Step 2: Determine Where the Garden will Go

This step is crucial because it also determines how many plants will be able to grow in the allotted space. The ideal location to grow herbs inside will be in or near a south-facing window, where the plants will receive the most sunlight. When possible, pick a location with no drafts as the cold air can kill plants.

Step 3: Choose a Container

We suggest using a large container to fit multiple, smaller containers of herbs. This set-up allows the flexibility to tend to the individual needs of each herb. If a couple herbs suffer or contract a disease they can easily be temporarily removed, or replaced, without affecting the others.

If you are planting herbs from seed, water the seeds into their new homes with Protilizer® Seed & Plant Activator to help the new plants grow healthy and strong. If you plan to purchase pre-grown herbs from a local independent garden center or grocery store, be mindful of what you are buying. Herbs that come bare-root, meaning without soil, are most often grown in a hydroponic environment and do not transfer well to soil. These herbs must continue to be grown in water only.

Whenever bringing a new plant indoors, it is important to check for insects and fungus gnats that may be living in the soil or on the plant.

Need additional tips for creating and maintaining an indoor herb garden? Visit us on Facebook, or reach out to us at (888) 546-5941.

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