Growing herbs indoors is incredibly easy and quite rewarding, if you’re successful with it that is. Whether you’re growing some plants in your windowsill or have a full blown indoor lighting a watering setup, here are some areas that you should pay attention to in order to ensure your herbs will be happy and healthy.
6 Tips for Growing a Healthy Indoor Herb Garden
- Light: You should try and provide your plants with 14 to 16 hours of artificial light, or 6 hours of natural daylight.
- Temperature: The best temperature for your indoor garden would be anywhere between 60 and 70 degrees.
- Air Circulation: In order to avoid pests and bugs, your herbs need to have proper airflow. Try and keep the air moving in the room in which your herbs are being kept.
- Soil: The soil for your indoor garden needs to be light and drain well – even if your plants like moist soil, they shouldn’t just be sitting in water. You should either put your plants in potting soil or even put together your own mixture of 1 part bagged potting soil, 1 part sand and 1 part peat moss.
- Water: You need to pay special attention when watering your indoor herb garden. It doesn’t matter how much moisture your plants like, you don’t want to drown them in a pool of water.
- Pests: Because of indoor conditions, your plants may be more susceptible to annoying little pests. To avoid this problem, keep an eye on your plants and, if you begin to notice a problem, spray your plants with a natural insecticide, such as Pure 3-Way, to stop the bugs in their tracks.