Herbs planting tips and gadgets

Planting fresh herbs is in fashion. They increase the food taste and have possitive infuence on your health. Besides, they are very decorative. You can plant them both inside and outside the home. Growing herbs at home can be easy whether you live in a house in the suburbs or an apartment in the city, you should just take care about a few tips:


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Let there be light

To grow healty indoors, herbs need direct sunlight for about 6 hours per day.

Be careful with watering

Herbs don’t need so much watering like houseplants. They need a modarate amount of water each day. Different spiecies need different amount amount of water, eg. basil need fewer than mint and melissa.

Herbs need enough space in pot for growing. 

Parsley, savory, chives need pot with a diameter of 6-inches, marjoram, thyme – 8 inches, but basil and rosemary – 14 inches.

Grow from seedlings rather than seeds

Little starter plants are widely available in grocery stores, buy those one with healty-looking, green leaves.

Don’t forget about drainage and proper soil

Make couple of small holes at the bottom of the container, then put some grit and give your plants a dose of the good soil with organic compost.

Don’t cut the biggest leaves

They are plant’s solar power – an energy provider. Cut off mix of brand new and mature leaves. Never cut off all the leaves at once.

Taking cutting with care

Snip off a 4-inch section, measured back from the top. If you pluck from the base and leave the top intact, you get a tall skinny plant that will flop over from its own weight.

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Useful gadgets for herb planting

1. Miracle-Gro Aero Garden – soil-free growing pot – you can buy here

Aerogarden

2. Zero Soil Mini Indoor Garden – self watering planter and indoor herb garden, you can buy here

zero soil mini idoor garden

3. Herb Scissors – you can buy here

FreshCut Gourmet Herb Scissors

4. Stoneware pot duo by Sagaform – you can buy here

Stoneware Herb sagaform

5. Brussels duo/mono Herb Planter – you can buy here

brussels  single herbs planter brussels duo herbs planter

6. Prepara Herb Savor – you can buy here

Prepara Herb Savor

7. Sky Planter by Boskke – you can buy here

skyplanter_boskke

8. Herb Mill by Microplane – you can buy here

herb mill

9. Wooden vintage herb containers – you can get them here

vintage herb planters

10. Herb Gardening & Growing Garlic, Gardening for Beginners – available here

Herb Gardening & Growing Garlic, Gardening for Beginners