Growing Herbs Inside is Easy Peasy with these 8 Tips:
- Pot in Medium-Large size Pots
If you pot in the small ones, there’s no room for depth of soil and root growth. You’ll give your plants the best chance of thriving with more soil, and a pot that can drain, so much have an access of water.
- Get yourself some Certified Organic Potting Mix
These have what you need to hold the nutrients and water in the soil, as well as being free from harmful sprays. Avoid getting soil from outside as it’s adapted to the outdoors and the microorganisms will be different to what you need.
- Most plants will do well with some Sun and Air Flow.
Look around your house and see where you get sun coming through a window or a door. Place your plants in the spot that gets the sun.
- One of the major problems with growing inside is we tend to over-water.
Herbs don’t need as much water as other indoor plants. Start to observe your plants. Touch the soil and if it seems dry, give a bit of a water at the base. If the plant is drooping, or lacking luster, again touch the soil, and if dry give some water. Sometimes they will also droop when over watered, so look and feel, this will guide you to the best approach.
- Some plants are better in their own Pot
When you’ve decided what you’re planting, have a look at what their companion plants are, or if they do better on their own. Herbs like Rosemary and Mint you might want to plant on their own, as they’re rapid growers and can take over other plants.
- Plant with CompanionsIf what you’re planting doesn’t need it’s own pot, plant with others that support their growth. Parsley and Chives are a great example of this, they go well in a pot together, require the same care and help each other thrive.
- Plant in Abundance
If you just have one little tiny pot, with one plant, you feel like you can’t use it. You want to have access whenever you need. So plant in abundance, don’t be scared to plant three or four parsley’s in one pot if that’s what you eat a lot of. If it’s growing quickly, share clippings with your friends and Neighbours. When we start to share cuttings from out garden. This is true sustainability, and nourishing friendships at a completely different level.
- Ratio Planting
There’s no use planting an exotic herb that you and your family don’t eat. Work out the ratio of herbs, or vegetables that you eat and plant in accordance. For example, if you eat parsley three times per week and rosemary once, then plant three parsley plants to rosemary. That way you won’t need to go to the store for parsley.