Working on organic herbal gardening inside a building is a great way to provide your family with fresh produce and also with beautiful greenery. In fact the sweet-smelling herbs not only look and smell good; they are also great for adding flavor to your cooking.
By growing organic herbs indoors, you will be able to enjoy out-of-season delicacies and not worry about a sudden spell of cold ruining your crop. Another great advantage is that you won’t need a huge amount of space; just a few pots will allow you to improve your cooking with fresh and free produce.
As for the plants that you can grow, most herbs that will grow in a garden will also do well indoors. Don’t worry about having to exclude your favorite flavors, but focus instead on the combination of herbs that you would prefer to grow.
If you are partial to herbal teas, your organic herbal gardening efforts could focus on suitable herbs for tea-making, such as catnip, lemon grass, chamomile, lavender, mint, and peppermint. You can then mix these with organic tea or use them by themselves to make your mornings and afternoons more pleasant.
Another important consideration for your organic herbal gardening plan is the kind of containers that you will employ. You will want to choose pots according to the specific herbs you intend to grow, as some are not suitable for small pots.
Make sure that you don’t get any tiny pots meant for growing from seed, unless that is your original intention! In fact, better to get slightly bigger pots if you have the space in your growing area.
Container size is important, so begin with those that are a bit larger than those in which the live nursery plants were purchased. This will give your plants room to start growing. Once your herbs are stabilized and growing well, transplant them into larger containers. This is important to ensure growth and so that nutrients make it from the soil into the plant.
To garden organically, it is important to only use earth that is organically certified. The soil should not be too alkaline or too acid, a medium acidity is just about right. And any fertilizers you choose to use should be organic too.
In most cases, available natural lighting will be enough, although some growers may want to try out electric growing bulbs. But in normal circumstances, these won’t be needed. Check if your chosen plants prefer sun or shade, and then place the sun-lovers on a south-facing window. The others should go where there is plenty indirect sunlight.
You will find that indoors organic herbal gardening is both useful and pleasant. Herbs are generally easy to grow, and require little safeguarding. Simply give them the right food, water, and sunlight, and you will have lots to cook with.