Having an indoor herb garden right on your window sill can be very convenient way to add fresh herbs to your cooking. Yet, some herbs do not lend themselves well to growing indoors; so if you want to have herbs indoors, you'll need to plan accordingly.
Some of the Mediterranean plants like bay laurel can grow well in pots indoors. Choose a pot that has good drainage and fill it with premoistened potting soil. Make sure you pick a pot that is large enough that the plant does not become root bound. Place it in a window that gets six or more hours of sun each day in order for the plant to thrive.
should really be planted outdoors in a garden they can grow in a pot, too. Just be sure to use a large enough pot and put it in a window that gets a lot of sun.
is perfect for your indoor herb garden and you can actually sustain the growth year after year unlike if you grow it outside where it is an annual only growing for one year. Get a pre-started plant at your local garden center as these aren't very easy to grow from seed. You want to put it in a window that has a Southern exposure so it gets lots of sun.
You can try growing almost any herb indoors, however some are better suited to outdoor growing. To give them the best chance, though, you'll want to make sure to have an area where the plants can get lots of sun because. Most herbs like to be in full sun. If you are choosing some herbs that like partial shade you may have a better chance.
Choosing a container that is large enough to accommodate the roots of the plant is critical. You don't want your herb to become root bound; it will stunt its growth. Be sure that the pot has enough drainage, with the drainage hole and a tray underneath to catch the excess water.
Most herbs will do well in fairly dry soil, but this doesn't mean that you want to let the soil dry out completely. Water herbs so that the soil is moist, then dries out somewhat between waterrings. Avoid standing water. Consider watering into catch tray to allow water to be absorbed into the plant through the roots.
Make sure to remove dead leaves, stems, or flowers from your indoor herb plants, not only for aesthetic reasons, but this also helps the plant remain healthy. Inspect herbs for pests and disease and treat accordingly. However, only use organic methods as you don't want to put harsh chemicals on herbs that you will be eating.
Your indoor herb garden can really brighten up the window sill and provide you with the freshest of ingredients for both your medicinal concoctions as well as your meals.