In summer it is very easy to have fresh herbs from the garden available every day. In winter it is more difficult, but not impossible. The easiest solution is to move growing from the garden to the apartment.
There is no set time for sowing herbs. They can be sown all year round without any restrictions.
What to expect
- number of containers for herbs,
- time from sowing to harvesting,
- timely purchase of seeds.
Once you have everything ready, the seeds can be sown in the prepared pots or boxes. Always sow according to the instructions on the packaging. This includes depth, number of seeds, etc. Do not unduly water the soil, as it does not naturally loosen.
Keep the soil moist, but never wet! Try to check your makeshift garden daily to prevent it from drying out completely, which could cause the plants to die. You can also water several times a day.
Choosing the right place
Plants that love the sun should be in a place where they get at least six hours of light (or even sun, in the best case scenario) in the winter. Therefore, choose south-facing windows. Lack of light can cause lower yields, but also pest infestations. These include oregano, sage and thyme.
Parsley and marjoram also need light, but only 15-18°C and basil a little higher.
But in general, you can’t go wrong with a temperature of 15-21°C.
Most herbs don’t mind being grown indoors, but in principle you should only grow herbs that you will definitely use in the kitchen. It should also be noted that some herbs can be strongly aromatic and their smell may bother you. We are talking about wormwood or coriander, for example.
On the other hand, basil, sage, tarragon, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, chives, thyme or lemon balm are suitable. The choice is wide.
Buying ready-made herbs
Remove the herbs from the plastic container. Make sure the temperature is suitable and do not harvest on the first day. Do not cut the sprigs too deeply and allow the plant time to recover after cutting. Try horsetail extract, which helps to regenerate and strengthen the plant. Fertilize!
Remember to turn your makeshift window garden often, your plants will grow evenly. By following simple rules, growing herbs can become fun.