mom. Organic Gardening. December 06th , 2017.
To have an organic herb garden in your house is very delightful. The plants have pleasant smells and pretty looks; they also useful to flavor your foods.The garden will be there for you all year round, give you a constant supply of fresh herbs.
If you don’t have any outdoor space available (as you maybe live in an apartment), you could choose to have a an Organic Herb Garden inside your place . It doesn’t have to be a big one; several small pots on your window is enough for it to become a pretty Indoor Organic Herb Garden.
Some ideas about the types of herbs could be included in your garden:
1. Italian Herb Garden: oregano, rosemary, fennel, basil, and chives. You could use Terra cotta containers to transform your lovely Indoor Organic Herb Garden to look genuinely old Italian.
2. French Herb Garden: marjoram, lemon basil, parsley, and other herbs usually used in French cooking.
3. Fragrant Herb Garden: bergamot, angelica, chamomile, catmint, lavender, thyme, mint, lemon balm, and sage. This garden will freshen your house with natural smell.
4. Tea Herb Garden: If herbal tea is your thing, your indoor organic herb garden should have: chamomile, catnip, lemon grass, lavender, mint as well as peppermint.
Or you don’t want to have specific theme to have for your Organic Herb Garden, just want to have some of your favorite herbs, that is also a great choice to have.
To choose the right containers, that depends on the type of herbs you want to grow.
1. Don’t use those little herb peat pots sold on discount stores. The Herb Garden of yours wouldn’t last long with those small containers.
2. Use a bit bigger containers than the ones commonly used to contain live nursery plants. Bigger space let your herbs growing.
3. Once your herbs reach stabil growth, move them into bigger containers.
4. Mint, basil, sage and oregano can grow in 8-10 inches pots.
5. If you like to have big and replenished crop, you can use 3-5 gallon containers. This will guarantee you to have endless supply of basil, rosemary, etc.
A good organic soil should contain pH of about 7. This is important as herb plants prefer soil with richer alkaline. If your soil is too acid, you could give some calcified seaweed to balance it. Always use organic fertilizers to give nutrients to your soil.
Every good Indoor Organic Herb Garden needs proper lighting, especially if the room where your garden is situated can’t attract enough sunlight. Light is important for plants growth more imporatnatly fot year-round indoor garden plants.
Not all plants have the same light treatments, some need to be exposed to bright sun while others prefer just to get shade. Most plants you have in your Indoor Herb Garden require full exposure to sun, so there are some exceptions. Learn the proper light treatment for every type of indoor organic herb you have.
Despite its called “grow light”, incandescent light is a bad choice for your indoor garden that doesn’t live up to its name. A better choice is Fluorescent light. Its quite cheap in price, easy to get and to set up. But the best alternative of lighting for your Organic Garden is HID (high intensity discharge) light. It’s reasonable in price and more efficient.
Useful and Beautiful
As small as it is, to have your own Indoor Organic Herb Garden is very useful and it’s pretty to look at too. It has many benefits to offer and requires only little maintenance. Just give them the right amount of water, food and sunlight, and it will reward you properly.
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