There are many benefits to growing your own indoor herb garden. Not only is it an enjoyable hobby, but it also gives you fresh herbs to add to your dishes. From lemon balm, to oregano, to thyme, the possibilities for your indoor herb garden are practically endless. All you need is a sunny room.
Here are a few easy tips to follow to make your indoor herb garden a success:
- Choose a sunny spot – As a general rule, herbs need at least four hours of sun a day, so choosing a southwestern-facing sunny windowsill or tabletop is a great way to set your garden up for success. Just make sure to protect the surface beneath the plant from water and soil damage.
- Pick your soil wisely – Rich organic potting soil is typically best for growing indoor herbs. For best results, add in a little perlite, which you can find at any garden store, to help with drainage.
- Promote good drainage – Letting your herbs sit in water will cause the roots to rot, so be sure to let your plants drain, again, keeping the areas beneath plants protected from water damage.
- Keep a comfortable indoor temperature – Most indoor herbs live comfortably in the same temperatures people do, so keeping your home around 75 degrees will likely allow them to thrive.
- Be careful what you cut – Herbs are meant to be eaten, but be sure not to cut of more than a third of the plant off at a time.
Once your herbs are grown and ready to be used, there’s no better place to cook than the kitchen of your One 51 Place apartment in Alachua, FL thanks to its spacious design, plentiful counter space, and convenient appliances, which are only a few of the many benefits of being a resident of our community. To learn more about life at One 51 Place, call us today, or stop by the leasing office for a personal tour.