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If you want to pass your time productively then gardening will be the best option and especially in the time of gardening. So, you can try to plant some herbs in your home as they can be planted both indoor and outdoor, and also the processing cost will be low. Taking care of natural herbs and wellness not only adds greenery to your home but also will help to make tasty food.
Most people got super stressed during the time of quarantine, so here is the best way to spend your quality time. Start to grow fresh herbs at home is not only improves the natural herbs and wellness but also it will make your garden attractive. So, here are the best ways to follow to grow fresh herbs at home during the quarantine.
5 simples steps to grow fresh herbs at home
1. Pick the pots
The first step in maintaining the natural herbs and wellness is to choose a pot, as placing your herbs in the pot will be a perfect and convenient location. The material of the pot can vary such as clay, wood, resin, and metal.
Whatever the material you choose, make sure that your pot is allowing excess water to escape, which can be identified by the holes at the bottom of the pot. Also, the size of the pot is an important factor to consider as the herbs should fit within the pot. If you choose a larger pot, then plants will spend most energy to grow roots, and the smaller pot will make the root-bound. So, pick your pot carefully.
2. Choose your favorite herbs
If it is your first time growing the herbs, then choose a simple herb. There are certain herbs like basil, mint, and parsley which can grow well in the pot. Also, these kinds of herbs don’t need any frequent harvesting, and here are some herbs varieties from which you can choose your favorite.
Basil is one of the easiest herbs that can be growing indoors, and also the indoor light is enough for the herb to grow. Even basil can grow well under the light, so you can keep this basil in the kitchen also.
The mint can be easily grown in a bottle of water or a pot of soil. The mint has an aggressive growth rate, and even it can be placed under the shade. But for effective growth, this herb can be placed under the sunlight.
The oregano is a small and flavorful herb, and this herb can also keep it indoors where it can get adequate heat and sunshine. This herb needs well-drained soil, and some variety of oregano will be perennial so during the time of winter it should place in the interior.
Parley will prefer the moist soil, and if you want flavorful parsley then you can choose the curl over the flat. This herb can grow in a partially shaded area, and also it can be grown in well-drained soil.
Thyme herb has scented leaves and it requires less water. Also, it doesn’t need well-drained soil and full sunlight.
Rosemary requires a cool climate, with adequate moisture and sunlight. During winter, you can bring this herb indoors.
well-drained soil and some variety of oregano will be perennial so during the time of winter it should place in the interior.
3. Use starter plant as seeding
If you are an experienced gardener, then you can start planting herbs by using the seeds. But if you are a beginner, then use starter plants for your herbs. Using the starter plants will save the growing time up to two or three weeks and also increase the chance of successful harvesting.
4. Get the right soil
If you are growing fresh herbs at home, then you need to use the potting soil but not the garden soil. Potting soil will prevent the pooling of water, and also it will drain the water effectively.
The potting soil will be lighter and porous, while the garden soil will be dense so it may trap the moisture inside the pot. If you don’t have both pot and garden soil, then you can dig the soil using a garden trowel as it handles the soil well, and also remove the weeds.
5. Care and harvesting
This is the most important as all kinds of plants will need proper care and harvesting. You need to flourish the herbs regularly by providing them the water frequently. Also, regular harvesting is important as it will help in the new growth. There is a certain treatment provided for each kind of herb, maybe you can follow that.
Tips to remember while growing fresh herbs at home
- If you are a beginner in gardening or have limited space, then start with one or two herbs. You can even choose the herb that is used by you frequently
- Your herbs need natural light to grow, so choose the right place. Place the herb in a sunny spot where they can able to receive the sunlight for at least six hours a day
- Each herb is unique, so place each herb in a separate container. If you put all the herbs in the same container then one herb can disturb the other
- Organic and high-quality potting soil is the most important thing to consider while growing a herb, so don’t use unwanted soil from the outdoors
- The herbs should not sit in the pool of water while watering, so instead of watering the herbs try to water the soil. And also make sure, the water gets properly drained
Always remember that if you take care of the plants, then the plants will take care of you. So, if you a beginner in maintaining a garden, then you can start with planting some herbs. As the herbs require low-cost maintenance, and also maintaining the natural herbs and wellness will make your life a quality one.
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