Indoor Herbs

The Toughest Herbs:

If you have been following along for the last few weeks, perhaps you just cant wait for spring. Many herbs are suitable not only for starting indoors, but for growing indoors. No fancy hydroponics are needed, just a window with fairly good light.

The following is a list of herbs that are relatively happy indoors:

  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Angelica
  • Chamomile
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Chives
  • Planting herb pots can be great fun with the kids. Buy some small clay pots, and let them paint them before you plant them. You will want to get some acrylic paint or some kind of paint not affected by water. Maybe even some colored sharpies if that is easier. Make sure you supervise this closely as acrylics (and sharpies) can be hard to remove.

    Proper seed and/or plant selection  is key to successful plant development. Try www.burpee.com/herbs or www.parkseeds.com. Both are very reliable suppliers, or if you really want to simplify things, you can order a seed kit from amazon.com, or a whole soiless herb seed starter kit pots and all

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    Chia Herbs on Amazon                                                                            Herb assortment from Amazon

    Once the pots are decorated and planted, Find a sunny spot to grow your indoor herb garden. Ideally, it should be south facing, but if this isn’t possible try a spot that gets strong morning or afternoon light. That would be any window but North that is not shaded. Regular watering is important, but not too much. Most indoor plants die form over watering. Once a week should be sufficient. Make sure you feel the soil first before you water.

    You can also go to the Greener by Design fan page on Facebook for more info on herbs.

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