Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Windowsill Herb Garden in 5 Easy Steps

Don't let the change of seasons, or your lack of a yard, stop you from enjoying the enjoyment and health benefits of growing your own herbs. As long as you have a window, you can have a windowsill herb garden.

Ideally you'll want a south or west facing window for your herbs. Herbs, for the most part, like a lot of sun so make sure to choose your location accordingly. Here are the 5 easy steps you need to follow so that you an be enjoying freshly grown herbs all winter long:

1. Find a spot that gets at least a half of days worth of sun. Make sure your window is sealed tightly so your tender plants aren't exposed to cold drafts. If you don't have a window that gets enough light you can always supplement the amount of light by investing in a fluorescent light.

2. Pick out your plants. Ask your local nursery what they recommend. Here are some ideas of herbs that tend to do well planted inside:basil, mint, parsley, and thyme.

3. Use soil that will drain well. You can add coarse sand to potting soil. You can also add small rocks to the bottom of your planter. If your herbs sit it water the roots can rot.

4. Get 5" to 6" containers. Add the rocks and the soil. Plant your herbs. Make sure you don't plant them too deep.

5. Make sure to check the moisture level frequently since the air inside your home during the winter months is likely to be dry. Following these tips will have you well on your way to having a successful windowsill herb garden in no time at all. Enjoy!

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