Growing your tasty herbs indoors is one of the easiest ways to you to enjoy the delights of eating your own produce, and all it takes is a little care and attention.
Herbs are some of the easiest to grow, and can really give you the weeks of pleasure, especially if you don’t have a lot of outside space and love cooking.
Just follow these three simple steps and start your own herb growing experience.
1) Add 2/3 of the compost to your container of choice.
2) Dampen the surface of the soil you’ve already added, and sprinkle a layer of the seeds on the surface.
3) Add the rest of the soil/seed compost and then water again, making sure that you don’t add too much at once – you don’t want the seeds to swim to the surface. Put your seed container in a well-lit place and leave to grow.
Top Tips for Growing Herbs Indoors
– Make sure that the container itself has at least 3 drainage holes in the bottom. When watering you don’t want the seeds or compost to become waterlogged.
– Don’t use all of the seeds at once. Overcrowding can kill smaller seedlings, and you can keep sowing when you’ve finished your first batch.
– Like a persons skin, the baby leaves of the indoor herbs are sensitive to sun, and can easily become scorched and burnt. Keep them in a well lit position, but keep them out of direct sunlight.
– Keep the seeds moist. Don’t water everyday, just make sure the soil doesn’t dry out. If in doubt, poke the tip of your finger into the soil, if it feels dry then give the tiny seedlings a quick drink.
So there we have it, growing your own herbs indoors couldn’t be easier. All it takes is a bit of care, attention and perseverance. It really is rewarding seeing your carefully tended herbs sprout from seed, right before you eat them at least!
What herbs do you grow inside? Have you been growing them for long, or have you just started out.
Please do tell me about your own experiences in the comments below, and share on Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook so that everyone can start growing their own indoor herbs.