There is nothing better than starting a new windowsill herb garden and watching your harvest grow to be as large as your windowsill garden. This allows you the option of adding more pots or containers to continue the growing process, or just replanting everything over again when your herbs have grown enough. Herbs do best in partial sun to partial shade and must not be planted too close together, for them to prosper. The best way to get started is by either purchasing a windowsill herb garden kit or setting one up yourself.
Culinary herbs can be used to make jams, jellies, sauces, dressings and soups. Some culinary herbs are: basil, mint, anise, savory, oregano, parsley, thyme, dill, marjoram, chives, sage, chervil, Rosemary and basil. Most culinary herbs are native to Europe and Asia, while others have been introduced to different parts of the world. These herbs are used in many preparations including cooking, sauces, pickling, soups, vegetable dishes, and more. The great thing about growing herbs indoors is that you can use them fresh when they are picked or freeze them for later use.
Planting herbs inside your home is a more pleasant experience than planting them outdoors. In your indoor garden, you can control the amount of light and water your herbs get. This means that you can control the seasonings in your food. Many herbs will taste much better if they are fully ripened when they arrive at your home. Some gardeners prefer to harvest their herbs at the peak of their growth instead of waiting until the last minute to add anything to their herbs before they start harvesting.
When growing herbs indoors, you will need to provide an environment similar to what you would find outside. Light, moisture and temperature are all very important. To achieve this, you can use plastic hanging baskets on the windowsill, window boxes, or a small raised garden table. It is important to place the container on an interior wall, not in a corner, to avoid the plant being exposed to strong sunlight. This can harm the plant and reduce its productivity.
Your windowsill herb garden needs to be covered on the top so that it does not rain during the growing season. If the weather is too cold, it is not recommended to plant the herbs outside as they can become damaged. If the climate is too hot, however, you can use plastic or aluminum pots on the windowsill to avoid direct sun rays. If the planting is done in the winter, make sure there is no uncovered wire or branches near the location so that your herbs do not get exposed to the elements.
The location you choose for your window box herbs will depend on where they will be most convenient to you. For example, if you live on a main street, such as on a side street, you can plant them close to your home, but not in front of it. On the other hand, if you have a large garden, it would be a good idea to plant herbs in the center of your yard so that the rest of the garden is out of view. However, the choice depends on the space you have available and the design of your home.
Once you have selected the location, prepare the soil for your new herb growing area by mixing in peat moss or compost. The location is also important in terms of drainage. If you have a large garden, then you may consider using perforated mesh or screen. However, if you have limited space, you can just use regular sand or soil. Water and sunlight are also important factors to consider, so place your windowsill herb garden close to a shaded area.
One of the advantages of using your windowsill herb garden in the summer months is that you can place it right on your windowsill. This is especially convenient if you are growing herbs for your family who lives a few steps away from your home. This can also help save you money since you won’t need to buy gas to heat your house during the winter. Herbs also require less water compared to flowers, so this will save you even more money compared to buying plants that need a lot of water to survive.