The best ingredients for your next culinary masterpiece can actually be grown right inside your home! Think about it: having your own herb garden inside your home. For any kitchen lover, what could be more awesome than that?
Imagine how the magic of fresh mint, chives, coriander or basil can instantly liven up your dishes. Even your daily, regular dishes can turn into something special with just a pinch of your home-grown herb.
Here’s the good news: you can grow herbs in virtually any space. There’s no kitchen or porch that is too small to keep you from growing your own herbs. In fact, even if you live in a cramped up space where there is no access to sunlight, you can still grow herbs. The secret here is a good LED grow light, much like the ones seen here, to give the plants a viable light source.
Some people may think that they are good with pans but not with pots. Others may be afraid to start their first kitchen herb garden fearing that they don’t have a green thumb (or perhaps luck) and might just end up being frustrated. But you can actually avoid this frustration by starting with easy to grow herbs such as basil, chives, cilantro, oregano and mint. It is best to buy seedlings from a local nursery rather than growing from seeds, especially if you are not an experienced gardener.
There are prepared seed beds and pots that you can get your local nursery. These are great for growing different herbs. When it comes to caring and managing your herbs, the only thing you have to remember is water and light. Usually, you just need to water your indoor herb garden twice a day or depending on the variety of herb you grow.
Another key to a successful indoor garden is light. Although natural light – which is accessible in an unobstructed south- or east-facing window – is the best option, you can consider installing a nice T5 grow light or any similar LED grow light over the herbs.
As you get accustomed with the routines of taking care of herbs, you can add other herbs that are more difficult to manage such as parsely, rosemary, tarragon, and thyme. And as your gardening skills improve, you can work with organic herbs as well as rare varieties. Don’t worry about space as herbs don’t usually need too much. As mentioned earlier, herbaceous plants only need a copious amount of space to hold their roots and normally a pot is enough.
Make your first kitchen herb a success by starting it simply. Surprise your guests with a delectable treat with the best and freshest herbs grown right inside your home. You can add your indoor kitchen herb garden in your culinary arsenal.