Growing herbs in the kitchen, or indoor gardening, is one of the most rewarding experiences for a gardener or plant lover and for those new to cultivating plants it can be an enjoyable experience too. Some of the important matters that you will want to focus on include the following.
You can start growing herbs in the kitchen by purchasing seeds and planting them, or if you already have several in the garden, you can simply relocate or move the pots or containers and put them in the house. One of the advantages with this method is that not only do you not have to start from scratch but you can also get the herbs you need for cooking whatever season it may be.
Among the other considerations that will come into mind will be the pots or containers that you will use. The nice thing about growing herbs in the kitchen is that they can be placed alongside any other plants that you have already established at your windowsill.
One of the things you should know about growing herbs in the kitchen is that while they can be adaptable to artificial light, you still need to expose them to the sun whenever it is permissible for you to do so. One of the difficulties that new herb growers face is determining when the proper time is to harvest them. With the exception of mints, the best time would be right before the flowers start to appear.
It is also crucial for those growing herbs in the kitchen to know that the drainage system is very important. If you want to get the right kind of flavor from the herb, it is vital that the pot or whatever container you are using has the proper holes at the bottom. The type of soil that you plant each herb will also play a crucial factor of course.
The presence of insects and bugs will be a cause of concern but generally, herb plants are less likely to attract these elements compared with other plants and flowers, and having your kitchen clean will keep the insects away.
If you are the type who needs a constant supply of herbs for their meals, or need them for medication, then growing herbs in the kitchen is something you should seriously consider. With one in your home, you no longer have to fret about finding the herbs you need in the depths of winter.
Originally posted 2009-07-12 10:57:08.