Life would be pretty bland without a bit of natural spice!
Nothing lightens up a meal like fresh herbs. An endless medley of aromatic, fresh herbs adds vibrant flavors and texture to every delicious specialty and makes them a brilliant addition to your carefully prepared meal, which is why you should always have some on hand. But you should stop overbuying fresh herbs only to watch them spoil in the fridge. Instead, get an indoor herb garden and grow them right inside your own home. Growing herbs indoors makes harvesting easy and is an exceptional idea if you don’t have a garden or balcony. Their taste is fantastic, they are healthy, and can be easily grown on your windowsill or kitchen countertop. It also extends the season for annual herbs so you’ll have fresh herbs all year round. Whether you want some fresh basil or you're looking to grow a whole host of herbs - you can easily turn green and become a gardening pro.
Herbs can be planted almost any time, but spring is one of the best! So if you're ready to take the plunge, then here's the best way to plant an indoor herb garden with Eco Party Warehouse you can enjoy year-round.
- Your first step is to find the best spot for an indoor herb garden
Plants generally require a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight per day (the perfect spot has a bright light, but not direct sun) - this is vital for growing healthy and lush herbs. And although the ideal setting for an indoor herb garden is the kitchen, where you can snip fresh herbs and use them in dishes without skipping a beat, if you don’t have a spot in your kitchen, you can still grow herbs in any sunny room.
- Choose your herbs
For example, parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. You can also try coriander, oregano, basil, chervil, tarragon, and mint.
- Find the perfect pots
Almost any pot that is at least 5 inches in diameter can be used to grow herbs, as long as there are holes for drainage. Choose the largest possible pot so that the roots have as much space as possible.
- Rake the soil level.
- Gently loosen plants in the chosen pots by pushing them up from the base.
- Handle plants by their leaves or rootball to avoid damaging their vulnerable stems.
- Plant so the top of the rootball is just below the soil surface.
- Firm in.
- Once planting is completed, water in.
Pick them up easily by pinching out or cut before flowering to promote bushy growth.
Plant each herb individually. A common mistake is to plant all of your herbs in the same pot. Each plant likes its growing conditions, and they don’t do well in the same home.
These herb garden planters will look fabulous in your kitchen (or wherever you choose to display them) and keep your meals tasting fresh all year long.
And don't forget - how food is served is just as important as how tastes. You know this. So be sure to give your guests the alluring combo of taste and vision. Prepare a delicious meal, invite your friends over and order Eco Party Warehouse fantastic tableware to complete a spectacular, Earth-safe, and comfortable dining experience.