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Indoor Herb Garden

Having an indoor herb garden is fun and beneficial to health and nutrition. Once the sprouts begin to appear, you will be delighted and excited that you can have readily available herbs for use in the kitchen. Just look a place indoors where the sun shines occasionally. It could be the sunny window that is hit by daylight during sunrise and sunset. Start your indoor gardening by having clay pots because of they tend to circulate water and air better. Small pots are preferred as they can easily fit in small spaces indoors. Ideally, you can use pots with similar sizes and shapes so that they are pleasing to the eyes. Thyme, rosemary and mint are some herbs suggested to start with on your indoor herb garden. You can buy seeds or cuttings at the supermarket florist and these usually come with the directions to plant and grow. Other options to be planted are oregano, basil and dill. Use topsoil in the pots and place them in the sunny side of your house. Make sure to water the topsoil regularly to make it damp. In due time the sprouts will appear so do not overwater your plants. These plants need plenty of available light and you may have the chance to rotate their positions to give them equal sunlight.

When your herbs are ready to use, you shall be delighted of the almost magical availability of herbs in your fingertips. Having fresh herbs in the kitchen could let you experiment with more recipes. This is why having an indoor herb garden is really fun. Your herbal plants can decorate your windows too. Just take note that these plants require nourishment, good light and water. Grow the plants evenly on all sides of the pot by turning the pots regularly. When the plants are grown, all you have to do is snip the amount of herbs you need to use for your culinary efforts.

You can pot sage, dill, sweet basil, parsley and thyme right in your kitchen. Sage can be grown in the sunny side of your kitchen. Sage makes more appetizing stews and soups. It is easy to grow dill indoors and you can use its seeds and leaves in cooking fish and vegetables dishes. For sweet basil, its spicy scent adds flavor to meats and stews. Parsley is a garnishing that is high in vitamin C, vitamin A and iron. Parsley is also best for salads and for seafood. Thyme could give great flavors when you cook soups and stews and when stuffing chicken and beef dishes. These should be all in your indoor herb garden.

Actually, all plants should stay outdoors. However, when the idea of indoor gardening came into view, plants that have low temperature tolerance were selected for indoor gardening. Aside from herbs, some vegetables can be grown indoors as well. There are dwarf types of tomatoes and pepper that can save space indoors.

For your indoor herb garden, choose windows where the temperature is not extremely cold or hot. When the plants are already accustomed to the climate and amount of sunlight they are taking, then you have a continuous supply of fresh herbs that would make your recipes tasty.

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