From Seed to Plate
How to Grow a Thriving Herb Garden
Herbs are an excellent addition to any home garden. Not only do they complement dishes with delicious flavors, many contain cancer-fighting antioxidants, help with disease prevention, and reduce inflammation in the human body.
There are more than 70 readily available herbs North Americans can grow, and the best part about growing them is that you can do it from the comfort of your home. This keeps herbs close at hand when you’re cooking, reduces the need to spend time kneeling over the garden bed, and for those without the luxury of a large sprawling garden to grow crops in, herb gardens are an achievable in-home option.
This guide will provide you with the tools required to help your indoor herb garden thrive. Tricks related to getting started, lighting your garden, drainage, rotation, and pruning are all covered, as are some creative ideas to really make your indoor herb garden stand out. Consider, for instance, setting your pots on a lazy Susan to ensure even sun exposure, or hanging pots from a tension rod in front of a window to keep them in the sun and out of pets’ mouths.
It’s also important to know which herbs to start off with, and which are recommended for the veteran herb master. Did you know chives, mint, parsley, sage, tarragon, and thyme are all known to grow indoors more easily than other herbs? Consider starting off with these delicious herbs.
So what are you waiting for? Get your indoor herb garden started today.