An indoor herb garden can be an extremely rewarding and convenient way of growing delicious herbs. Having an indoor herb garden is hassle-free with little maintenance and will continuously provide you with herbs as well as fill your house with the sweet smell of fresh herbs.
In order to start a successful indoor herb garden, buy your seeds from your local greenhouse or wherever you normally buy your herbs. Make sure you check the expiration date, package damage, etc.. It is also a good idea to buy extras seeds as they are very inexpensive and, more often than not, come in handy in the future when you decide to grow more herbs.
Here is a quick list of the more popular herbs which are commonly grown indoors:
Herbs are very easy to grow and only require very little effort in maintaining them. Growing herbs indoors under the right conditions (i.e. with proper lighting, air circulation, and preferably in a hydroponic system), they will grow without any assistance at all. Most herbs have a reputation of surviving the most strenuous conditions that even the toughest plants cannot survive. But all of this does not suggest that you can completely leave them alone altogether. Growing herbs doesnt require nutrients or fertilizers but they do require a watering schedule and sometimes a loving touch. Give your herbs those things and you can be sure to get successful yields throughout the year.
With hydroponics becoming more and more popular for indoor gardens, this is by far the best way to grow your herbs indoors. The growth rate is significantly faster than growing in soil never mind the mess and hassle which soil creates when growing indoors. Studies have shown that growing with a hydroponic system increases the size and yield up to 60% and, in some, cases more. Another big benefit of planting your herbs in a hydroponic system is that the plants will have far less problems with pests, fungus and diseases, leading a more healthy and vigorous growth.
Here are some advantages of growing an indoor herb garden:
Easily accessible and convenient for picking herbs as needed
Can be grown all year around
No more outdoor pests, mold or fungus
The herbs produce oxygen making the air in your home cleaner and healthier
Plants are protected from weather damage
No need for weeding or constant caring as is required with outdoor growing
Another huge advantage of growing your own herbs in your indoor garden is that home-grown herbs are always better tasting than store bought ones and, in most cases, far healthier. This is because growing your own herbs indoors does not require you to use any chemical or pesticides. The only thing required for a successful herb garden is water, light and a little love and attention. Having these alone will ensure a healthy and abundant herb garden every day out the year.