Spice It Up
With the right soil, moisture, and light, you'll have herbs for all your cooking experiments for years to come. They will provide a touch of color in your kitchen and remind you that spring is not far away. Once you get the hang of growing edible herbs, try adding some variation to your indoor garden.
Flowers such as primroses or pansies can make a great addition to an inside herb garden. Simply drop them into the pots alongside the herbs, and give them the same care.
Lettuce and other leafy green vegetables such as arugula are also easily grown indoors and can make a flavorful accompaniment to a hearty winter meal.
Regardless of how you decide to fill your pots, growing herbs indoors is a fun and healthy way to brighten up your life.
Once your herbs are established in their pots, the only thing you'll need to do is occasionally fertilize them. Most herbs do the bulk of their growing in the spring and summer, so for the rest of the year they don't need much supplemental feeding. Once a month add a liquid fertilizer, such as Garden Safe 3-1-5. This all-natural fertilizer is safe for edible herbs.
CULINARY HERB POTTING MIXTURE
- 2 parts topsoil
- 1 part compost
- 1 part sphagnum peat moss
- 1 part sand
- 1 part soil conditioner
Mix all ingredients together.