A herb garden is an easy way to add delicious and fresh flavors to your next meal. The best part? It can be grown from the comfort of your home or apartment. Anawalt Lumber partnered with Olesya Rulin to give you the best tips for success in growing your indoor herb garden.
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Quarantine gardening: bringing nature and fresh herbs indoors. It’s important to stay connected to Mother Nature while we wait for this time of adjustment and change to subside. I’ve partnered up with my favorite family owned hardware store @anawaltlumber to show you how easy it is to plant your own herb garden. Whether you’re in a small apartment or a home all it takes is a few planters and some great starter herbs all of which you can find at @anawaltlumber If you call ahead they will happily pull aside herbs and planters for you making it safe for purchase during these quarantine times. #anawaltathome
What to Grow
- You can pretty much grow any herb inside: Basil, Chives, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Thyme, Parsley, Cilantro, Sage, Rosemary, Bay Laurel, Lemon Grass, Tarragon.
Container with Drainage
- Make sure when planting in a container that the pot has a hole for drainage, and a saucer to avoid damaging your surfaces. All herbs (and plants in general) require drainage for good plant health.
- In a few months you may need to transplant them into a larger pot. You will know if you need to re-pot if the roots take up the majority of the container space.
The Right Kind of Soil
- We recommend using a potting soil mix.
A Warm Place to Grow
- Make sure you place your herbs in an area that gets 6 – 8 hours of direct sunlight a day. Sunlight greatly contributes to the flavor of your herbs.
- Herbs need sunlight to produce oil, which is what gives them their flavor.
Water, But Don’t Overdo It
- Let the soil dry out a little bit between watering (usually the top two inches should be dry).
- 2 – 3 times a week should be plenty.
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