Have you been looking for a way to brighten up your home during these cold, grey winter months? Add a touch of green to your kitchen and some fresh flavors to your cooking with an indoor herb garden! Here are a few steps to get started:
Find good lighting
Choose a window that gets at least six hours of light, typically facing south (although west-facing windows can work for plants that require less light). If you’re concerned about low light levels, you can also supplement sunlight with a grow lamp!
Adequate drainage is crucial to protecting both your windowsill and the delicate roots of your herbs from sitting in excess water. Make sure that your container has drainage holes and is resting on a saucer or liner to periodically get rid of water.
Plant growth can vary indoors depending on light levels. Use a vegetable fertilizer to ensure that your leaves grow big and healthy, especially if you plan on cooking with them regularly!
Keep out the cold
Remember that the air by your window will be colder in the winter, so keep the leaves from touching the glass in order to protect them from the chill. Additionally, if the air is particularly dry, consider placing a humidifier nearby to ensure leaves grow properly.
Pick the right plants
Choose plants that are easy to grow indoors and don’t require strict amounts of light. Hardy herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano, and parsley are all great starters that taste great in a variety of meals!
Now that you’ve taken your cooking to the next level, you need the perfect place to serve it up! Looking for ways to spruce up your kitchen before the holidays? Give us a call at (210) 535-1000 to set up a free consultation today!