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How to Design an Herb Garden and Plant it for the Best Results

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If you donít have any room outside for a garden, you can still grow some herbs. Instead of gardening outdoors, simply start a container garden or windowsill herb garden indoors.

A windowsill herb garden can give you the same satisfaction of knowing that you are cooking with fresh, pesticide free, organically grown herbs that a traditional herb garden gives you.

To have a successful indoor herb
indoor herb garden garden, start by selecting a window that receives a lot of sun throughout the day. Few herbs are happy growing in shady conditions and the light inside a home, even in the sunniest window, is already dimmer than the light outside.
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Indoor kitchen herb gardens bring much extra enjoyment and great convenience.

If you donít have a sunny window, you will need to install a plant grow light to provide enough supplemental light to make your herbs happy.

After locating a sunny place for your window herb garden, there are a few more important points to consider -

First, see if the windowsill is wide enough to hold several pots of herbs. If not, you can use a windowsill plant shelf. These shelves are designed to hook easily to the windowsill and can hold three or four nice sized herb pots.

You can usually find them at your local garden center or nursery store.

Next, check to see if there is a heat vent either under the window or close by. A heat vent means that any plants nearby will dry out quickly.

When youíve chosen the best spot for your window herb garden, it is time to choose your plants.

Since you have very limited growing space, you'll have to be fairly selective. Think abouplanting seedlings in a containert which herbs and spices you use most frequently and choose several of those herb plants. Some popular herbs that do well when they are grown indoors are chives, parsley, aloe vera, and bay trees.

While a windowsill herb garden is fairly low maintenance, you should check the plants at least once a week to see if they need to be watered. Donít just pour in the water automatically, since one of the most common problems with indoor plants is over-watering. Instead, test the soil with your finger to see if it feels dry to the touch.

Also, you should plan to fertilize your herbs with special plant food spikes during the growing season. Because the plants are in containers, they canít pull any more nutrients from the soil once theyíve used what is there.

Be sure to visit the Container Garden Video page for more valuable tips

If you enjoy cooking with fresh herbs, think about how delightful and convenient it will be to clip the garden fresh parsley, chives, rosemary, fennel, or sage and put them in a simmering pot just as you need them.

For all year round cooking, dry and save
herbs in a basket planterthe fresh herbs you don't have an opportunity to use. Your family and friends will be envious of your home grown herbs and spices.
colorful herbs in decorative jars
Herbs will keep best in bottles of darkly colored glass, Display them proudly  on a shelf in your kitchen

 

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